Meet Our Coaches
"As their coach, your job is to set the bar high, inspire them to reach this bar, encourage them, and most of all, guide them in the best possible manner and in the most supportive environment." - John Popovich
Team Director & JD Head Coach
Michelle has been coaching competitive gymnastics since 1995, working with athletes up through Level 10. She especially enjoys coaching bars and beam, and excels in choreography and music design for gymnastic floor routines. She has won "Best Choreography" awards in competition. She is a former competitive gymnast from Lancaster County and is currently a Level 10 rated judge.
Michelle also has many years of ballet training and remains active with her daughters in ballet. In addition to competitive team coaching, she also enjoys helping very young gymnasts with their first experience in the sport. Graduating from Alvernia University with a BS in Athletic Training, she takes her knowledge from her degree to assist the gymnasts with injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Michelle looks forward the educational clinics each year to discover new techniques and drills to enhance the gymnasts' learning.
In her free time she enjoys family time, traveling and trying to visit every amusement park in the US.
Developmental Head Coach & JD Girls Coach
Amber graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She is working on her Masters Degree in Curriculum and Supervision from Penn State University. She works in a local school district around Paramount.
Amber plays many roles at Paramount, from coaching pre-team to coaching the Compulsory JD team and training new staff. Amber has worked at Paramount for ten years, solely focusing on the team program for the last 4. Amber has led many gymnasts to win and earn their spot on the top 100 list in the United States. She has also led her teams to victory in competitions. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, going to her cabin upstate on the weekends, and fishing.
“To all of my past, future, and current gymnasts, you make me the person I am today!”
Xcel Girls Head Coach
Myranda is a former Level 10 competitive gymnast, qualifying for Level 9 Nationals and Level 10 NIT 3 years. She was an NCAA gymnast at Division II West Chester University for the 2016-2019 seasons being a Bars specialist, qualifying for USA National Collegiate Nationals for 3 years. Myranda is the head coach of the Xcel team program. Myranda has been coaching this group since 2019. Her favorite events to coach are bars and beam.
Myranda also excels in ballet, pointe, jazz, and modern at Lancaster School of Ballet for 12 years. She is currently still involved in ballet working with competitive ice skaters in ballet, competitive dancers in acrobatics.
Myranda has her Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades 4-8, and Special Education PK-8, along with minors in Autism and Mathematics. She has also achieved her certification in Elementary Grades PK-4. Myranda graduated from West Chester University in the Fall of 2019.
Myranda is excited to share her knowledge with you gymnast.
JD Girls Coach
Danielle started gymnastics when she was 2 years old and continued into high school. After leaving competitive team she continued with coaching and organizing camps. She has continued her gymnastics path with hula hoop performance art and tumbling.
Coach Danielle loves to encourage a fun and safe environment where kids can fall in love with gymnastics!
In her spare time, she homeschools her 3 children and cares for her 24 pets.
Meet Our Junior Coaches
Alli is a Level 8 competitive gymnast. Qualifying to Pennsylvania State Championships almost every year she has competed. She was level 3 vault and beam champion in along with 4th in all-around, tied for third on beam in level 4, and most currently she placed sixth on vault in level 7. Alli is currently coaching the Mega Shots program helping gymnasts reach their goals of team. Alli has been coaching at Paramount since 2020. Her favorite events to coach are bars and floor. She is also currently studying for the compulsory judge’s exam, to enhance her knowledge in the sport.
Alli is going into her junior year at Northern Lebanon High School. She is a current active officer in the FFA program. Alli also is a current member of National Honor Society. After high school she plans on furthering her education in the field of exercise science and nutrition.
Ava was a former Xcel Gold gymnast at Paramount. She trained for over 3 years before having to retire due to injuries in her knees. She went to many competitions during her years of competing and did especially well on floor due to her background in dance. She did ballet for 7 years at the Hershey School of Dance. Ava is very proud of her time at Paramount is grateful for the Xcel program as it has allowed her to pursue other passions such as softball. She is currently coaching Xcel Bronze as well as helping with all other levels of Xcel and JD. Ava plans to continue her coaching career by taking a judge’s exam in August.
Ava will be a junior at Hershey High School this fall. She is an Honors and AP student planning to further her career in teaching and coaching after high school and go into education.
Meet Our Assistant Coaches
Dakota or "Koko" as he is known to our younger students has been working at Paramount Sports since 2006. He is our Intermediate Rec and Advance Rec lead coach and has taken on new responsibilities with assisting with the Xcel gymnastics team. Dakota brings a wealth of knowledge and talent for coaching.
Dakota has a degree in Performing Arts and has been doing professional and community theatre/ performing gigs since 2014. His favorite color is orange, he enjoys long walks on the beach, and loves cats!
Jr. Assistant Coach