Michael began working at Gold Star in the summer of 2015, but comes to us as one of our most experienced coach, and a nationally ranked gymnast in his own right. Michael began coaching when he was 14 (many decades ago), and after high school received a full scholarship to Brigham Young University for gymnastics, where he competed internationally and won the title of NCAA Champion on Vault. . Over the course of his career he has taught preschool through Level 10’s, and for 14 years, he owned a local Northern California gym club. He has been a clinician for USA Gymnastics conventions, is USA Gymnastics Safety Certified, and holds CPR and First Aid certifications. Michael’s coaching is infused with an unparalleled amount of expertise, he lives and breathes the sport. He is truly exceptional in his overwhelming care for each of the athletes. Michael sees each gymnast as an individual and guides them towards their unique potential. His compassion comes from raising his own five children and teaching thousands of gymnasts over the years. We are very lucky to now have him with us and our students.