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From quality instruction to friendly customer service, the staff at SCATS Gymnastics is committed to your satisfaction. We are always here for you as we continue to make "every child a champion."

Coaches & Instructional Staff:

Grigor Chalikyan
Boys Team Head Coach

• Member of the Armenian National Team 1989-1991 prior to moving to the US
• US Elite competitor 1996, 1997
• 12 years coaching experience
• Produced 2 US National Team members
• Produced 3 Division I NCAA full-scholarship recipients (U. of Oklahoma, Penn State, West Point)
• SCMGA Coach of the Year 2002, 2003, and 2005
• Coached 30 State and Regional Champions since 1999

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Shannon Hong
Girls Competitive Team Head Coach

Shannon has been developing competitive gymnasts at SCATS since 2006 and assumed the role of Head Coach in 2013. She comes to us from Cal State Fullerton where she was a coach after retiring from collegiate gymnastics.
Favorite part of the job: "I love seeing how excited the kids are about gymnastics, the smiles on their faces, and how a simple 'high five' can mean so much."

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Albert Avchian
Boys Team Development Director

• 51 years of coaching experience!
• Head Coach Armenian National Team 1966-1970 and 1978-1983
• Assistant Coach for World Champion Soviet National Team 1981-1983
• National Coaching Staff member for the Soviet Union Team 1986-1990
• SCMGA Coach of the Year 2001, 2002
• SCATS Boys Team Coach since 1997

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Tim Rogers
Girls Competitive Team Coach / Boys Competitive Team Coach

• Coached for SCATS College Track program since 1992
• Produced 5 Division I full-scholarships in one year (2005 - UCLA, Berkeley, Oregon State, Arkansas, Oklahoma)
• Produced two Level 10 State Champions, and one Regional Champion (2005)
• Produced Level 10 National Champions in 2003 and 2004

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Vivian Packard
General Program Supervisor

Vivian has been coaching Tots, Mighty Mites, and Junior Academy at SCATS for 18 years! As the program supervisor of our pre-school aged students, she is responsible for planning weekly lessons, training coaches, and organizing many of our special events and activities.

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Elizabeth Mello
General Program Supervisor & Coach

Elizabeth has a love of children and an excellent way of teaching. In addition to running our Holiday Camps, she teaches our Mighty Mites and Junior Academy Girls.
Favorite part of the job: "I really love seeing my students' progress, watching them improve and learn new skills."

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Ashley David
Girls Compulsory Team Coach

Bio not available at this time.

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Mitchell Claman
Boys Team Development Coach

Mitch has been a part of the SCATS family since 1985!  He began as a general program student over 25 years ago and worked his way through our competitive program up to Level 10, earning placement in many USAG sanctioned State and Regional competitions.  Mitch proudly gives back to the sport what it gave him and is now developing Level 5,6 & 7 boys at SCATS to become part of our unmatched legacy in men's gymnastics!

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Cindy Domercq
Special Needs Learning Developer / Tots & Mighty Mite Coach

Cindy has been coaching SCATS' youngest children for 25 years! Cindy works with Toddlers, Mighty Mites, and special needs children of all ages. She is also our Birthday Party Coordinator.
Favorite part of the job: "I really enjoy watching all of the children grow and the excitement in their faces when they learn a new skill. The silly things they do to make me laugh are what have kept me here for over 20 years."

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Sarah Delano
General Program & Accelerated Program Coach

Bio not available at this time.

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Joel Nguyen
General Program & Tumbling Coach

Joel has been working with SCATS for over 8 years. Formerly a competitive gymnast, Joel has a genuine love of the sport that shines through in his teaching.
There is nothing in the gym that Joel cannot coach — from Mighty Mites to Tumbling and everything in between.
Favorite part of the job: "Seeing the kids finally learn a skill they've been working so hard on. I'm fortunate to have some great and entertaining students — they make me laugh!"

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Kyler Barnes
General Program & Tumbling Coach

Bio not available at this time.

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Office & Facility Staff:

Louise Krause
Office & Accounts Manager

Bio not available at this time.

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Tony Morizio
Super Handyman

Bio not available at this time.

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