Coaches

COACHING

SCOTTY MILLER is the co-owner of Meadow Lands Gymnastics Training Center and head coach of the Gym Dandys. He is a graduate of Trinity High School where he was a P.I.A.A. State Wrestling Champion. He attended Moorhead State College on a wrestling scholarship. Since 1978 Scotty has been a member of the coaching staff and an intricate contributor to the many great team accomplishments. He is the head coach of the competitive team. Scotty was inducted into the Washington-Greene County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2004 for wrestling and the Trinity High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.

KAREN CLARK is the co-owner of Meadow Lands Gymnastics Training Center and director of the entire class program as well as an assistant coach for the team. She teaches pre-school, girls and tumbling classes. Karen graduated from Trinity High School. During her high school years, she was a W.P.I.A.L. qualifier in gymnastics. She also received the Wrona OutstandingSenior Gymnast Award. Karen graduated from Slippery Rock University where she was the student assistant for the gymnastic team. After college, Karen was a physical education instructor in the Trinity Area School District before she came to the gym in 1979. Karen is the Assistant USAG Pennsylvania State Chairman and the secretary of Tri-State Gymnastics.

DARRIAN TISSENBAUM BORELLO is a former Level 10 Gym Dandy team member. She was the recipient of a full gymnastics scholarship to Central Michigan. Darrian transferred to the University of Pittsburgh after her sophomore year and has graduated with a degree in biology. Darrian has been on staff since 2012. She teaches Girls’ classes and coaches Levels 4-10 team members. Darrian does professional fitness competitions.  She also was the assistant coach representing the United States for gymnastics at the 2017 Maccabi Games in Israel.

JACKIE ROSS CODDINGTON is a graduate of Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance. She is a dance instructor at Dance by Cami. Jackie is the dance instructor for the team and Pre-Team. She also teaches Pre-School classes. She started teaching here in the summer of 2011. Jackie pieces all of our Gym Show music.

MALLORY CREDITO is a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Communications and a minor in German.  She was a Level 10 Gymnast at Prestige in York, Pa.  She was a member of Pitt’s gymnast’s team, as well as a team manager. She was an English teacher in Vietnam for people age 3-adult.  Mallory works with level 4-10, including Xcel gymnasts.  She also teaches Girl’s Classes. She became a member of our staff in July, 2017.

JANELLE KELLY was a gymnast at Rainbow Gymnastics, a club owned by her father. She also has taught there off and on when she was in college. Janelle is a graduate from California University of Pennsylvania, with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She has a M.S. in Exercise Science. Janelle teaches Pre-School, Girls classes, and Birthday Parties. She also coaches the compulsory competitive team members.

TAD PISCATELLI is a 2014 graduate of Washington & Jefferson College with a degree in Business Administration. Tad was a member of both the soccer and track teams at Washington & Jefferson. Tad had 2 sisters on our team; he enjoyed flipping and watching gymnastics, so we drew him in. He has been a part of our staff since 2011. Tad teaches Boys, Girls and Tumbling classes; he also coaches the compulsory gymnasts.

SAVANNAH ROELL is a former Level 10 Gym Dandy Gymnast. She attends California University for Speech Therapy.  Savannah coaches the Level 3 gymnasts.  She also teaches Roll Tot and Girl’s Classes.  Savannah began working here in 2015.

DANIELLE SALENTRO is a graduate of WVU with a BS in Sport and Exercise Psychology and an MS in Rehabilitation Counseling, also from WVU.  She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and current is at PA OVR in Pittsburgh.  Danielle became part of our staff in 2012.  She currently coaches the Level 4 gymnasts, while assisting with the Level 3’s and Girls’ Classes.

MICHAEL STIFFY is a former Gym Dandy team member who went to Radford on a gymnastics scholarship. He graduated from University of Pittsburgh. Michael was a previous coach and class instructor here before working elsewhere in western Pennsylvania. He began teaching and coaching again at Gym Dandys in the fall of 2007. He has been coaching for almost 20 years! Michael teaches Boys and Tumbling classes. He also coaches all team members. Mike has started his own business in his free time, “Art 4 Everyone” which involves painting parties, such as paint n’ sip parties, as well as private lessons in painting.

RECREATION CLASSES

KRISTY BUCCHIANERI attended Penn State University.  She is a parent of a Gym Dandy gymnast and loves being around children.  She coaches youth soccer and is a PTA volunteer. Kristy teaches in our Playful Parenting and Roll Tot programs.

SAVANNAH CAMPBELL is currently a student at Washington & Jefferson College. She was a Level 8 gymnast. Savannah taught gymnastics for 2 years at Midwest Gymnastics and Cheer, in Dublin, Ohio. She attended Sheridan High School in Thornville, Ohio. Savannah is a Bio/Pre-Med student at W & J. Savannah teaches girls classes.

RHONDA GILLESPIE had a daughter in our program and on our competitive team for 10 years. Rhonda graduated from Penn Commercial but always loved working with children. As a result, she began teaching at the gym in 1998. Rhonda teaches Playful Parenting, Roll Tot, Pre-School, Special Needs classes and Birthday Parties.

CASEY HIGGINS is a former Level 9 Gym Dandy Gymnast. Casey was a Level 9 National Qualifier. Casey is a student at Robert Morris University, majoring in Marketing and Business. Casey began teaching in our program in the fall of 2013. She teaches Pre-School and Girls Classes. Casey also works at her family’s business, Priority Flooring.

TRACIE IMBARLINA was a former competitive gymnast at Gymkhana and a collegiate diver at the University of Virginia. She earned degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Delaware. Tracie works as a physical therapist. She began teaching Girls classes in the fall of 2012. She is the parent of three optional level Gym Dandys.

LAURA NEDLEY is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Elementary Education. She also had a daughter that had been a Gym Dandy team member. Laura has taught at various pre-schools, and substitute taught for Trinity and Washington. She teaches Playful Parenting, Roll Tot, LEAPS and Pre-School classes. Laura began teaching in 2006.

COURTNEY O’CONNOR is a parent of one of our gymnasts.  She has a BS from the University of Pittsburgh in speech and hearing science. Courtney also has a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology, also from the University of Pittsburgh. Courtney teaches Pre-School  and Girls Gymnastics at Jewart’s Gymnastics in Pittsburgh where her son is on the competitive team.  She teaches Girls Classes in our program.  Courtney became a member of our staff in 2016.

ERICA OLA is a former Gym Dandy Level 8 gymnast. Erica is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College with a B.A. in English. She also earned her M.A. in Teaching as well as a Masters in Education and Special Education from Waynesburg College. She currently teaches Pre-School, Girl’s classes and Birthday Parties.  Erica has been working at the gym since 2002.

CALANDRA OLENICK RIGGLE is a former Gym Dandy Level 8 Gymnast.  She is currently a student at West Liberty where she is majoring in Criminal Justice. Calandra teaches Pre-School and Girl’s Classes.  She became a member of our staff in 2016.  Calandra is also a member of West Liberty’s track team.

COLETTE RODGER is a former Gym Dandy gymnast.  She is currently attending California University where she is studying Sports Management, wellness and fitness.  Colette became a staff member in January 2017.  She previously taught gymnastics at another club in the Pittsburgh area.  Colette teaches Pre-School and Girl’s Classes.

ADDITIONAL STAFF

Birthday Parties

Emma Imbarlina-Level 10 Gym Dandy Gymnast
Brianna Miller-former Gym Dandy Gymnast
Tess Piscatelli-Level 10 Gym Dandy Gymnast

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