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Welcome to 2019 Gymnastics Association of Texas Conference.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend of great education!
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Kevin Muenz

Garland ISD
Coach/Teacher
Garland, Texas
MUENZ, KEVIN Elected: 2008Phone: Cell:

Kevin started his journey into the world of gymnastics, at the age of 12, as manager of a high school gymnastics team in Yorktown Heights, New York. The following year, the family moved to the suburbs of Chicago, a hot bed for high school gymnastics, where he attended John Hersey high school, in Arlington Heights, Illinois. As a high school gymnast, he helped his team win the state championship and placed 2nd in the all around behind Bart Conner. During his senior year, he was invited to the first Olympic development camp held by the then USGF in Lincoln, Nebraska, and placed 3rd at the first ever National High School All Around Invitational in Chicago, Illinois. A college scholarship led him to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, under the direction of Coach Bill Meade. As a college gymnast, Kevin was a member of the USGF National Men’s Team and received the bronze medal on pommel horse at the USGF National Championships in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After graduating from SIU-C with a degree in Education, Kevin worked on his Masters in Biomechanics and Physiology of Exercise and helped Coach Meade with the gymnastics team. The experience with Meade planted the seeds for Kevin to venture into the world of coaching.Coach Muenz moved to Garland, Texas in 1982 and is now in his 27th year of coaching at Lakeview Centennial High School. Believe it or not, Mark Sherman actually helped Kevin get his job. During this time, his teams have won 5 high school state championships; he has been honored 3 times by the Texas High School Gymnastics Coaches Association as their Coach of the Year and in 1991 he was awarded the prestigious National High School Coach of the Year award. Kevin’s gymnasts have won many state, regional and national titles at the high school and club levels. Currently, Kevin is the USA Gymnastics men’s state chairman, a post he has held for 18 years. He has also been a nationally certified judge for the past 26 years and an officer in the THSGCA for over 20 years. However, he has never been a member of the GAT board much to the delight of Cheryl Jarrett. Kevin admits that none of this could have been possible without the loving support of his first wife (and last) Debbie and their 3 children plus the dog that chews up all the wood pens he makes in his garage shop.