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.

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.

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. Janelle manages her own fitness center, All-Around Athletic Club.

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, Playful Parenting, Girl’s classes and Birthday Parties. In addition to teaching in our recreation program, Erica coaches our Level 3 & 4 team. Erica has been working at the gym since 2002.

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.

KAITLYN SNYDER is a current Level 10 Gym Dandy gymnast. Kaitlyn is also a junior coach for our Level 3 team. Kaitlyn attended USAG courses to become certified to coach young athletes. Kaitlyn is a Junior at Bentworth High School.

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.

DARRIAN TISSENBAUM 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 and has graduated with a degree in biology. Darrian is in her third year on staff. She teaches Tumbling, Girls’ classes and coaches Levels 3-8 team members. Darrian is taking graduate courses and is also does professional fitness competitions.

RECREATION CLASSES

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.

HEIDI COSTAIN has an associate of science degree from WVNCC in Radiology. She is a parent of a current Gym Dandy team member. Heidi has taught gymnastics and tumbling at East Richland Christian Schools. She began teaching classes in August 2011. Heidi teaches Pre-School and 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 two optional level and one new compulsory level Gym Dandy.

HEIDI LESKO has a Level 9 daughter on our Gym Dandy team. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a BA in Communications. She previously taught pre-school, tumbling, and trampoline classes at Willow Tree Gymnastics in Latrobe, as well as being the head coach of their Level 3 team. She also was the Level 3 coach at Flip City Gymnastics. Heidi teaches pre-school and girls’ classes here at Meadowlands Gymnastics.

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.

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Savannah Roell  – Level 10 Gym Dandy gymnast

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