GMS coaches

Azin Manafi

Azin Manafi- Director of Competitive Teams and Head Women’s Junior Olympic Coach

Azin has been coaching gymnastics since 1980 and is currently our Director of Competitive Teams and Head J.O coach. She has served on the Virginia State USAG board of directors. Mrs. Manafi has successfully developed the GMS competitive program to place in the top 5 in the State since 1997.  She graduated from George Mason University with a degree in International Relations.

Brett Lydon- Director of the GMS Boys Competitive Teams and Head Coach Levels 3-10

Ashley Holzworth- Assistant Director of Competitive Teams and Level 6-8 Team Coach

Linda Ayres- Level 8-10 Team Coach

Benard Hall- Head Xcel Diamond, Platinum, Gold Coach, Level 8-10 Team Coach

Laura Katz- Level 3-4 Team Coach, Recreational Gymnastics Coach

Taylor Herto- Level 3-6 Team Coach

Shandiz Youssefi- Pre-Team Head Coach

Ashley Birt- Lead Xcel Silver, Bronze and Emerald Coach,  Developmental Team Coach, Recreational Gymnastics Coach

Alexis Melton- Xcel Bronze and Xcel Gold Travel Team Coach

Evy Maurjorge- Recreational Gymnastics Coach

Abby Jones- Recreational Coach

Isaiah Jones- Boys Recreational Coach