Ashley started gymnastics at the age of 2 and competed for 8 years. She began at Easley Gymnastics as a gymnast in 2010, and began coaching here in 2013. She graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor's degree in business economics with a minor in athletic leadership. While in college, Ashley fell in love with coaching and felt that was what she was called to do in life. She became the head coach of Easley Gymnastics in 2019. Her main hope is to help athletes become the best people and gymnasts they can be. She hopes to instill a strong work-ethic, high motivation and drive, self-confidence, discipline, kindness, teamwork, and courage in each one of the athletes she has the privilege of coaching. When she is not coaching, she loves hanging out with her family and dogs.
Breeze helps coach our level 6-10 optional gymnasts. Breeze started gymnastics at age 4 and competed for 8 years. She started coaching because she missed the sport so much. She missed the tumbling and the fun floor routines where you got to show your personality, and she missed the gymnastics atmosphere so she decided to go back and coach athletes who love to do this amazing sport! When Breeze is not coaching, she enjoys self care. In her free time you can find her reading a book, exercising, or enjoying some time at the nail salon! But her favorite thing to do is spending time with her family!
Alyssa coaches our bronze and silver teams. She also helps with our level 6 and 7 team once a week! Alyssa started gymnastics (at Easley!) when she was six years old and stayed in the sport for 12 years, all the way through her senior year! She competed through level 8! Alyssa has loved gymnastics from the moment she first stepped into Easley Gymnastics. The gym has always been her second home and a safe environment where she has always felt comfortable and loved. It also has given her some of the greatest friendships and values that she has in life. Alyssa loves coaching because it allows her to pass on the same feelings and values she learned to the kids she works with. It allows her to use my passion for gymnastics to help her kids become the best versions of themselves. Outside of the gym, Alyssa enjoys reading, painting, and being able to spend time with friends and family.
Emma works with our xcel gold-diamond gymnasts! Emma did gymnastics for about 9 years and has been coaching for a couple years now. She started coaching because she loves being able to pass on her knowledge and help athletes to be the best gymnasts they can be! In Emma’s free time, some of her favorite things to do are going for a run, reading, or having movie nights with friends!
Coach Taylor, better known as "Wind" coaches our compulsory gymnasts. Taylor developed the nickname “Wind” while on team with us and it stuck for coaching too Wind works with our developmental classes, compulsory teams, and xcel gold team! Wind started gymnastics at the age of 3 and competed at Easley for 9 years! Wind started coaching because gymnastics is her whole life, and she loves every part of it and wants to help kids understand how amazing it can be. When she’s not coaching, Wind enjoys art and bouldering!
Merritt works with our compulsory teams and dynamites! Merritt did gymnastics for 11 years. She started coaching because she loves gymnastics, and loves kids! Merritt believes the sport can be a lot of fun, but it also teaches valuable life skills such as discipline, time management, and teamwork, all which have helped her succeed in other aspects of my life! When Merritt isn't coaching, you can find her running! She is currently on SWU’s cross country and track & field team!
Abby works with our recreational classes, dynamites, PreTeam, and xcel bronze/silver teams! Abby cheered for 8 years competitively, and started coaching because she loves working with kids, and she loves getting to watch them succeed and be proud of themselves! In Abby’s free time she enjoys hiking and hanging out with friends.
Bella works with our PreTeam and compulsory teams! Bella has been doing gymnastics for 8 years and is currently a level 10 gymnast at Easley! Bella chose to start coaching because she absolutely loves working with kids, and the moments when you can just see them succeed knowing that you helped them along the way means everything to her. Also knowing she was once in their place, she feels she is able to put herself more in their shoes. Outside of gymnastics, a hobby of Bella’s is baking!
Kayla first came to Easley Gymnastics when she was 6 years old, and she started coaching here as a senior in high school. The gym has always been like a second home to Kayla. She loves working with kids, so she loves being able to combine her passions for gymnastics and working with kids all in one. In Kayla's free time, you can find her spending time outdoors, with her fur babies, or hanging out with her family and friends.
Amy did gymnastics at Easley for 7 years. She started coaching because It makes her happy to share her experiences and knowledge to kids. In her free time, Amy likes to bake and travel.
Fun fact: Amy is going to Anderson University next year to study to be a nurse
Dani is a senior early childhood education major at Clemson University She coaches because she loves watching gymnasts learn and master new skills while having fun! Outside of work and school, Dani enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading, exercising, and playing the guitar.
McKinley did gymnastics for 12 years reaching level 9. She started coaching to give back to the sport that gave her so many things. In her free time, McKinley enjoys painting and reading!
Ella competed in trampoline and tumbling for 4 years, and she has competed in gymnastics for 5 years! Ella actually started coaching trampoline and tumbling in high school because she loved the sport and wanted to help introduce it to kids. She transitioned into coaching gymnastics while attending college. She was also greatly inspired by her own coaches! One of Ella’s hobbies in her free time is baking!
Gymnastics has been a part of Alana's life since she was 4 years old. When she saw a friend do a cartwheel in pre-k, she begged her mom to put her in gymnastics classes so she could learn how to do one, too. Alana went on to be a competitive gymnast for 9 years, and she now does gymnastics for fun on the club team at Clemson. Alana coaches because she loves spreading the joy that gymnastics has brought her to others. She hopes to help nurture kids into amazing gymnasts who love the sport as much as she does! In Alana's free time, she enjoys painting and going to the beach.
Brynn danced competitively for nine years. She has done just about every style of dance. Brynn is a first year, Graphic Communications major at Clemson University. She loves playing with her dogs, spending time with her friends, movie nights, and going to Clemson games!