Precision Gymnastics & Tumbling Coaching Staff

Bill
Ridge
Director/Owner of Precision Gymnastics & Tumbling 
Bill has been coaching gymnastics for the past 28 years. His coaching techniques focus not only on the proper development of gymnastics skills, but also the building of character and self-esteem in the athlete. His passion for the sport has led many athletes to reach and often surpass their goals, gaining confidence and pride in their abilities along the way. He specializes in the training of tumbling skills at all levels, through knowledge and experience. As a competitive team coach, he has trained many athletes to successes at the state, regional, and national level.
He is certified by USA Gymnastics as a Skill Evaluator. He is also Safety Certified by the USA Gymnastics National Safety Association and is CPR & First Aid certified. He holds Certifications for Levels I & II in the Professional Development Program from USA Gymnastics. He was also a certified gymnastics judge.
 
 Debbie
Ridge
Director/Owner of Precision Gymnastics & Tumbling
She believes that the sport of gymnastics is not only the accomplishment of physical goals, but also one that teaches many values as well. Her dedication and love for gymnastics is carried into her classes as she teaches each of the four Olympic events (floor exercise, balance beam, uneven bars, and vault) that make up the sport. Debbie has been involved in gymnastics, either as a gymnast or coach for over 35 years. She is certified by USA Gymnastics as a Skill Evaluator. She is also Safety Certified by the USA Gymnastics National Safety Association and holds a Level I Certification in the Professional Development Program from USA Gymnastics. Debbie was a certified gymnastics judge for over five years. 
 
Chantz 
Purvis 
USAG & TAAF Team Director
USAG Team Coach, Recreational Class Coach, Beginning Tumbling, Advanced Tumbling, Cheer and Jump Class Coach. 
Chantz has been coaching tumbling and gymnastics since 2007 at Precision Gymnastics & Tumbling. Chantz’s coaching style consists of not only teaching proper technique but also providing a fun and encouraging environment. Through Chantz’s passion for the sport, athletes have reached and surpassed their goals. Chantz trained directly under Bill Ridge to become a coach. Chantz has helped athletes qualify in to cheer teams at the middle, high school, and collegiate level. Chantz received his bachelor's from McMurry University focusing in Business and Computer Information Systems in 2012. Certified in USAG U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction. Certified in  ComplCUSAG U101: Safety & Risk Management. USAG background checked. USAG Professional Member. 
Danielle
Ridge
USAG Team Choreographer. Danielle believes that gymnastics is an art that creates long-lasting discipline for the mind, body and soul. Her focus as a coach is to encourage children to explore and exceed their limits by gaining an understanding of their bodies through positive reinforcement and technique. Danielle has been involved in gymnastics her entire life. Beginning at a young age, she has gone through all levels of gymnastics, including one year on the Junior National Elite team in 2002. Danielle has been awarded several state, regional and national titles. Danielle has been coaching since 2004 including coaching USAG team, TAAF team, recreational classes, preschool classes, ballet, cheerleading and dance choreography for gymnasts. Danielle has been doing beam and floor choreography for USAG gymnastics since 2004. Danielle has been USAG background checked. Danielle has completed certification for USAG’s U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction and U101: Safety & Risk Management. USAG Professional Member. Danielle graduated from University of North Texas with her bachelors in Sociology and Criminal Justice.  
 
Emily 
Boatman
 
 David
Zaragoza
Program Director
David is an extremely well rounded coach and is involved in a variety of programs here at Precision. He teaches Recreational classes, Beginning tumbling, Advanced tumbling, Cheer and Jump classes, as well as Pre school gymnastics. David has been coaching gymnastics and tumbling since 1998 and has coached many athletes to win cheerleading National titles over his many years. During his career as a cheerleader, David won collegiate Nationals twice and won All-Star Nationals in 2009 with Spirit of Texas. David earnDavid is an extremely well rounded coach and is involved in a variety of programs here at Precision. He teaches Recreational classes, Beginning tumbling, Advanced tumbling, Cheer and Jump classes, as well as Pre school gymnastics. David has been coaching gymnastics and tumbling since 1998 and has coached many athletes to win cheerleading National titles over his many years. During his career as a cheerleader, David won collegiate Nationals twice and won All-Star Nationals in 2009 with Spirit of Texas. David earned his Bachelor’s in Human Recourses at the University of North Texas in 1996. He is dedicated to helping children reach and surpass their goals while keeping them safe.  
Kaylyn
Johnson
Kaylyn is a recreational class coach, preschool class coach, and pre-team coach. Kaylyn has been involved with gymnastics her whole life. She competed to level 10 and has been coaching for seven years. Kaylyn believes that teaching good technique is fundamental in gymnastics. She also belives that encouragement is key in helping students overcome frustration and teaches them perseverance. She loves helping children’s confidence grow while keeping the sport fun.  
Stephen
Parker
Recreational Gymnastics Coach, Boys and Girls Gymnastics, Beginning Tumbling, Pre-School Class Coach
Steve has been coaching gymnastics for 32 years. He was captain of the Abilene Christian University Flying Cats Gymnastics Team from 1981 to 1983. Coach Steve loves working with children and believes that children should have fun while learning balance and coordination. He also believes that the strong listening skills that children learn with gymnastics will help them in all aspects of life. Steve is USAG safety certified  and certified in child and adult CPR. He holds Certifications for Levels I & II in the Professional Development Program from USA Gymnastics. 
Temnit 
Messay
Temnit is a recreational and preschool class coach. She has been involved in the gymnastics world for 10 years as a competitive gymnast and recently decided to pursue her dream of coaching in 2015. As a gymnast, Temnit trained here at Precision under Coach Bill and Coach Dani’s guide. Temnit always encourages hard work and a positive attitude for her gymnasts. Temnit loves both, Precision gymnastics as well as coaching and tries to share her love with her students. She is also currently furthering her education at Collin College working towards a Business Management degree. 
Adam 
El-Amin
At a young age, Adam became passionate about gymnastics and later cheer and always remained involved either training or teaching. Enrolling at Charles Harding Gymnastics in Nashville, Tennessee was his first step, later at 16 he volunteered at the YMCA as an assistant coach. After relocating to Los Angeles, he began training again at Los Angeles Valley College under the watchful eye of Mike Washlake, a renowned gymnastics coach. Adam later began training young adults himself at the same gym and even trained gymnastics to physically disabled children. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University Northridge, he relocated back to Tennessee, then finally made his way out to Texas. Upon arriving at Precision Gymnastics, Adam began coaching preschool, recreational, cheer, advanced tumbling, jump class, and boys gymnastics classes. The biggest thrill and reward for him is watching his students master new skills over time.  

 

Alli
Mills
Bio coming very soon! 
Karen
Nykl
 
Mom and Tot/3 yr old/4-5 yr old coachShe has been coaching for the past five years first at The University of Gymnastics and then at Precision Gymnastics and Tumbling following a 12 year career as a Life Enrichment Coordinator working with Alzheimer’s patients.  As a child she had a true passion for gymnastics moving quickly through the ranks due to a hard work ethic but the dream fell short due to a serious injury.  She loves the level of students she works with due to her ability to truly connect with these young children, form relationships and be a mentor.  Through this relationship she is able to nurture, encourage and motivate in the sport of gymnastics as well as in life.  Her goal for her classes are to make sure the students are having fun, enjoying the sport as they continue to learn and succeed but also focus on the necessary technique so they can progress.  She strongly believes that gymnastics enables children to grow physically, mentally and emotionally and teaches them valuable life lessons such as dedication, focus, hard work, team work, commitment and responsibility for themselves…even at such a young age.  She holds an Associates of Science degree from Cottey College and a BA degree in Psychology with a focus in child psychology from UTD.  She is a member of USA Gymnastics and is safety certified by USA Gymnastics.  She currently dances at Gotta Dance Studio in ballet, modern and jazz. I discovered gymnastics as a child and fell immediately in love.  I was a hard worker and dedicated and it showed in my progress.  I was the kid who had to be pulled out of the gym and when I was not in the gym I was in the backyard practicing in my makeshift equipment.   When it got too dark to be outside I was inside stretching and conditioning.  I even used my own allowance for extra traI graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Cottey College with an Associate of Science Degree and then I graduated Cum Laude from University of Texas at Dallas with a BA in psychology with a focus in child psychology.Before coaching I worked as a WSI teaching swimming lessons to children.  I was employed in a program called Community in Schools where I was a case worker working with underprivileged students in the school district.  I also worked as a nationally certified Life Enrichment Coordinator employed in facilities including:  assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care working with Alzheimer’s patients.  At this point I decided I needed a change and I was fortunate to discover the wonderful world of coaching gymnastics.I coached at the University of Gymnastics from 11/2011-3/2014.  I coached both preschool classes ages 3-5 and girl’s beginners ages 6-12.  I was also the classroom and music aid and gymnastics coach for the mother’s day out program designed for 2 year olds.  I led camps and birthday parties.  Due to a lack of hour I was forced to leave the gym.In the summer of 2014 I was blessed to join the Precision Gymnastics Coaching Team.  I currently teach mom & tot, 3 year old and 4-5 year old classes and I lead camps.  I am a member of USA Gymnastics as an instructor and I am safety certified by USA Gymnastics.  I believe it is important to continue to grow as a coach so I am constantly seeking out was to become a better coach always learning and growing.I am drawn to coaching because it allows me to be a mentor to young people.  It allows me the ability to nurture and encourage young people and to motivate them in the sport of gymnastics and in life.  I get to be a part of their world and in their life in a special way.

Karen is a preschool gymnastics coach including Mom & Tot, 3s, 4/5 classes.   For 12 years she was a Life Enrichment Coordinator working with individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or some form of dementia.  Around 5 years ago it was time for a change and she excitedly took on the role of a preschool gymnastics coach.  With the combination of previous childhood gymnastics training and self-attained knowledge of the sport, she acclimated to preschool gymnastics.  Within her philosophy of coaching she attempts to meets each child on their own level, incorporating all different learning styles in her classes while taking into considerations the goals of the parents.  Her teaching method focuses on breaking down each skill into small attainable steps working towards skill mastery.  Her goal is to create a physically and emotionally safe atmosphere for her students to grow and develop that is grounded in FUN, for play means growth.  She has an Associates of Science Degree from Cottey College and a BA of psychology with a focus on child development from UTD.  She has completed the R102:  Preschool Fundamentals: Hands On Training from USAG. 

Karen is a preschool gymnastics coach including Mom & Tot, 3s, 4/5 classes.   For 12 years she was a Life Enrichment Coordinator working with individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or some form of dementia.  Around 5 years ago it was time for a change and she excitedly took on the role of a preschool gymnastics coach.  With the combination of previous childhood gymnastics training and self-attained knowledge of the sport, she acclimated to preschool gymnastics.  Within her philosophy of coaching she attempts to meets each child on their own level, incorporating all different learning styles in her classes while taking into considerations the goals of the parents.  Her teaching method focuses on breaking down each skill into small attainable steps working towards skill mastery.  Her goal is to create a physically and emotionally safe atmosphere for her students to grow and develop that is grounded in FUN, for play means growth.  She has an Associates of Science Degree from Cottey College and a BA of psychology with a focus on child development from UTD.  She has completed the R102:  Preschool Fundamentals: Hands On Training from USAG. 

My goal for my classes is to make sure my students are having fun, enjoying the sport as they continue to learn and succeed.  I want them to find their own passion and I want to be pa
Maya
Morris 
 
Mariah
Madrid
Mariah is both a recreational and preschool class coach. She has been involved in gymnastics for over 12 years, both as a competitive gymnast here at Precision and more recently as a coach. As a competitive gymnast, Mariah was an All-Around State and Regional Champion in 2014. Mariah believes that gymnastics played a huge role in shaping her into the individual she is today & is excited to be able to have the opportunity to impact her students in that same way. As a coach, Mariah’s goal is to help her athletes succeed in the sport while also teaching them discipline and valuable life lessons all while fostering their love of the sport. 
Kaeci
Story
Office Staff Manager 
  
 Marta
Bullitt
Office Staff Manager
 
 
 
 
Precision Gymnastics & Tumbling
 1144 N. Plano Rd., Suite 104
Richardson TX 75081
(972) 907-2248
 Fax: (972) 907-2249