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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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Marc Yancey

General Manager, Fun & Fitness Gymnastics
Life Member 2000
23600 FM 1093, Apt. #1109, Richmond, Texas 77406
YANCEY, MARCUS Elected: 2000 Phone: 512-913-4481 Cell: Marc Yancey began his gymnastics career at the age of 7, was an excellent team motivator in high school and college competition, became a national-class women’s coach in the 1970s and1980s, and an international-class men’s coach in the 1990s. His list of former coaches and mentors reads like a page from “Who’s Who in Texas Gymnastics.” Bill and Bee Crenshaw, Brian Schenk, Pat Yeager, Jim and Cheryl Jarrett, Robert Cowan all had a part in his success. He competed at AAU meets in the 1960-70s and helped to build the first high school gymnastics program in Austin at Regan High. There, Brian Schenk inspired him to “challenge men to be excellent in all they do and become Men of Character… to care about their lives, their future, and the blessings we are given in the people we meet.” His collegiate coach was Pat Yeager at San Jacinto College. There he again enjoyed the power of competition and team spirit while winning gold in Texas collegiate competition and, at the same time, filing away tidbits and nuggets of Coach Yeager’s approach to the growing private club gymnastics business. He has coached in Pasadena, Kerrville, Austin and for a number of years in the Dallas area while completing a divinity degree at Southwestern Baptist Seminary. Gymnastics almost lost this man to another calling, but he has continued to be involved in gymnastics as a coach, event director and one of the sport's top Program Director/Managers. He coached women’s gymnastics and served on the Texas Women’s Gymnastics Committee of the USGF from 1971-1986. In 1991 he returned to his greatest interest, gymnastics development for young men, and became a member of the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors and Men’s Program Committee in 1991, a committee which he Chaired from 1994-2001. He has served on the Texas Men's Executive Committee since 1991. He has come into his prime in the years since 1995 at Capitol Gymnastics as Men’s Director and Men’s Head Coach for Jim and Cheryl Jarrett, at Houston Gymnastics Academy with Kevin Mazeika, Star Center Gymnastics in Austin with Mike Trevino and currently Fun & Fitness Gymnastics in the Katy/Richmond area with Hideo Mizoguchi. Marc was an FIG international Brevet Judge from 1988-2004 and is currently an active National rated men's judge. He has received six GAT National Honor Awards for his coaching, and the GAT Distinguished Service Award for the development of gymnastics in Texas and the United States. In the 1999 and 2000 Championships of the USA, Marc's gymnasts won gold medals on Floor, Pommel Horse and High Bar. In 2001 Marc was honored by USA Gymnastics with the Frank Cumiskey Service Award, the highest award given by the Men's Jr. Program. Marc has held many leadership positions in Texas, Region 3 and Nationally including President of the Mike Simms Memorial Scholarship Fund, 1993-1999; President of U. S. Men’s Gymnastics Coaches Association, 1992-2001; Chair, USA Gymnastics Men’s Program Committee, 1994-2001; USAG Board member, 1992-2002; President of GAT, 1996-97. He was Head Coach of the 2000 USA Jr. Pan American Games Men's Team that captured the Gold Medal in Brazil. His management of the 2000 USAG Boy’s Junior Nationals received acclaim as “a magnificent experience for athletes on the way to the Olympics.” Marc’s mission: Since 1979, it has been his mission to “contribute in any way possible to the establishment of USA Men’s Gymnastics as a top medal contender internationally and to aid in the development of Men's Gymnastics nationwide". Marc highly sought after speaker and continues to present lectures at Regional and National Congresses, Coaches Workshops and Clinics across the country. Marc is a member of the USA Gymnastics Jr. National Coaching Staff and the Chairman of the USA Gymnastics Men's Age Group Competition Committee. Marc assumed the position of General Manager of Fun & Fitness Gymnastics in Richmond, Texas in 2014. This is Marc's 57th year of involvement in the sport of Artistic Gymnastics!