Chris (Daffron) began coaching in 1998 in Texas, and came to Gold Star in 2004. Chris started teaching preschool through compulsory levels for both boys and girls teams, plus cheer. When he left Texas he was running a gym, not only coaching but billing, scheduling, staffing, managing, even maintaining the facilities. He has his U.S.A. Gymnastics Safety Certification, First Aid and CPR certifications. His career before gymnastics is equally as impressive. Chris received his Bachelors from Texas A & M in Kinesiology, and ran Track and Field since he was young, ultimately competing in the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials for the Steeple Chase. We hired Chris immediately onto our managerial staff, and have found that his commitment to children, his passion for teaching all levels of gymnastics, and his dynamic personality fit in perfectly with our mission here at Gold Star. He has since taken over our JO program identifying and training our next competitive teams. Chris is one of our most popular employees – with the students, the parents, and the staff.