Carrie is originally from upstate New York where she grew up doing gymnastics. She started coaching in high school and has never stopped! She received her Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Cortland in 2012 and her Master’s from The University of South Carolina in 2015. After graduating from USC she became the head coach at a gym in Savannah, GA. Carrie opened Coastal in August of 2017.
Alli moved to Bluffton from Rochester, New York in 2017. She has a background in competitive dance and cheer. While living in New York she coached competitive gymnastics levels 2-4. She has extensive choreography experience having choreographed for the Rochester Razor Sharks, Rochester Rattler Dancers and the Rochester Raiderettes and many gymnasts! She has been with Coastal since the very beginning and works with almost every kid who comes through our doors!
Excel Team Head Coach
Brittany started gymnastics at age 5 in Northern Virginia. She trained at Karon’s Gymnastics Training Center under Milan Stanovich and Debi Walk and Cardinal Gymnastics Training Center under Olga and Guenna Iakounina. As a gymnast, she qualified to level 9 regionals and nationals and competed level 10 for 3 years and was a walk on at West Virginia University. She moved to South Carolina in 2005 and has been coaching in the area since! She is the head coach of our excel team and loves watching and helping each gymnast grow.
Melissa was a competitive gymnast in South Carolina for 6 years. She has been coaching at gyms in the Bluffton area for the past 3 years. Melissa is currently a member of the United States Marine Corps and in school for her degree in exercise science. Her long term goal is to pursue a Master’s degree in athletic training and work with a college gymnastics team.
Team and Recreational Coach
Sara is a recent high school graduate who is currently enrolled in Technical College of the Lowcountry. She was a high school cheerleader for 4 years and currently helps coach the Bluffton High Team. Sara started with us as a recreational coach and has moved into a team coaching position with our Excel Bronze team!
Carole is originally from Ohio and moved to Hilton Head Island 15 years ago from Fairfax, VA. Gymnastics has been a constant in her life since her daughter Brittany (yes, Coach Brittany) was a gymnast growing up! She has 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.