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444 Deanna Ln
Wando SC , 29492
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Head Coach / Owner
Our head coach, Karen Altman has coached recreation, recreation competition and all star competition cheerleading squads for a total past 16 years. Karen is AACCA and USASF (cheer and dance) safety certified, a certified panel and NFHS safety judge for the South Carolina High School League, is a member of the NFISA and is a certified judge having judged for several national and regional organizations (The JamBrands, US Cheer, Maximum Competitions, Spirit Sport, Cheersport, American Championships & The US Finals). Her judging experience also includes local competitions and try outs for all stars and school squads. Karen judges all forms of all star cheerleading, Tiny’s thru Seniors and all levels. She has been actively judging allstars, recreation and school teams for the past 16+ years. She currently judges for The Jambrands as a Head Judge, Safety Judge and/or JamBrand Score Representative. In addition, Karen is the SC State Representative for the USASF, serves on the USASF Regional Advisory Board, the Agent for SC for The Cheerleading Agency.
Lexy Kroll has been coaching for 6 years, and competed for 4 years. She cheered on all-star cheerleading teams in South Carolina, levels 2-5, and for Wando High School. Lexy is currently working towards her Bachelor’s in both Biology and Secondary Education. She is a USASF credentialed competitive cheerleading coach and choreographs whole routines.
Gymnastics Team & Xcel Team Coach
Business Manager / Owner
Becky was born and raised West of the Ashley in Charleston, SC. She graduated with a Business and Industrial Safety Degree from Newberry College and has been a successful business manager for over 20 years. She was a competitive baton twirler with various state and national awards. She is passionate about fitness for children and helping them find a means to further their education through the sport of gymnastics. She has one son and a daughter who is a competitive gymnast under Coach Valerie.
Gymnastics Coach - Girls and Boys team and Rec
Randy was a former competitive college gymnast at Illinois State University. He has been coaching since 1976 and owned Quincy Gymnastics for 25 years and coached gymnasts and Cheerleaders to the National level. He is a certified Physical Education teacher. In addition, he is the director of FLIP FEST summer gymnastics camp in Tennessee owned by Olympians John Macready and John Roethlisberger. He coaches all levels including recreational gymnastics here at GAC.
Gymnastics Team Coach
Laura was raised in a small town in North Carolina. She trained at Raleigh School of Gymnastics up to level 10. She was the Level 9 Eastern Uneven Bars champion and placed in the Floor finals. She began coaching in High School then went to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she studied Vocal Performance. Then Meredith College where she studied Musical Theatre. She returned to coaching and has coached several State Champions and Regional qualifiers. Laura is also the mother of 2 girls.
Katrina is from Valley Center KS. She has a degree in Communication and Broadcasting from Montgomery College in Maryland. She has 9 years of Administartion experience and has coached High School Cheerleading. She was a Cheerleader in High School and was on an All Star Cheerleading squad in Colorado. She has two children being coached by Valerie on the GAC Competitive team. She loves to work with people and children.