DANIEL HAYDEN - OWNER AND HEAD TEAMS COACH - Dan Hayden was a member of the 1985 and 1987 World Teams. He was US National Champion and an Arizona State University Collegiate National Champion. Dan was also a 1984 Olympic Team alternate. Dan was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2004, and he also has a gymnastics skill named after him. Dan has been the owner of Haydens Gymnastics for over 18+ years.
CRAIG KIRBY - ASSISTANT WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS COACH Craig is originally from Arizona and was a 1975 National Tumbling Champion, 1975 3rd place World tumbling Champion in Switzerland. NCAA finalist for Arizona Sate University. Craig has over 31+ years of coaching experience!
CHRISTY NELSON- ASSISTANT WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS COACH (under construction)
MELISSA GRACE - COMPULSORY COACH - Melissa was born in Los Angeles, CA. She is married and has 6 children and is an Army veteran. Melissa has had 10 years+ coaching experience (TX and GA) as a compulsory coach and has coached optional levels 6-7. Melissa has also coached T&T to level 9. She has produced two T&T National Champions and one athlete made the National Team (Jumpstart)
Melissa has also coached men's team gymnastics levels 4-5.
JAMES PERRY (KYLE)- Assistant Boys Team Coach (under construction)
TONYA HILLEY POOLE- DIRECTOR HAYDENS ALL STAR TWISTERS Tonya has over 20 years of coaching and teaching tumbling to youth all the way to adult-level. Tonya owned Freedom Cheerleading in 2001 in Columbus, GA. Her teams won numerous National titles and were featured in American Cheerleader Magazine in 2007. Tonya has a master's degree in secondary science education. Tonya is USASF certified in Levels 1-5.
SHELBY STEWARD - CHEER COACH (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
CARA LEWIS - CHEER COACH Cara started at Haydens in 1996 as a 4th grader on the youth squad. She was a team member at Haydens for nine years ending her career with back-to-back Cheersport National titles in 2005-2006 with Haydens Senior Black team. Cara was part of the cheerleading squad at Georgia Southern University. While there, they won the 2008 NCA College National Championships and were runners-up in 2009 and 2010. Cara has a bachelor of Science in Biology. Cara is thrilled to be back at Haydens.
BREE HUFFIN - CHEER COACH Bree has been with Haydens for eight + years and 6 of those years she was a Haydens cheerleader. Bree is working towards a BA degree in Marketing and her dream is to one day cheer for the University of North Carolina or North Carolina State. Bree has many interest outise the gym, she is working on her 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo. In 2008 Bree was an assistant coach to our youth Purple squad and in 2011 she helped coach our Youth Purple squad to a Cheersport National championship. In 2011-2012 Bree coached Senior Silver squad.
ANGELINA GIANCROCE - GYMNASTICS COACH Angelina in 2015 is a 4th year level 10 gymnast. Angelina has won All Around State championships levels, 4, 5 (skipped level 6), 7, 9 and 10. Angelina has competed abroad and has participated in Regional and National competitions. Angelina was All Around Regional Champion 2015. She has coached our JO Optional Girls Team. Angelina will be pursuing her academic endeavors at The University of Alabama where she will be a member of the Crimson Tide Gymnastics Team!
TRICIA BAILEY - XCEL TEAM COACH Tricia comes to us with 8 years of gymnastics experience (3 years she was trained abroad in Italy) and 2+ years of coaching experience. Tricia is also a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do with over 30 years experience. Tricia has attended numerous local and state championships as well as had countless national and international experiences. She is a five time All Army and Armed Forces Tae Kwon Do team member and a four time World Military Team member. She has over 15 years of experience coaching Tae Kwon Do at both state and national levels. With Tricia's combined knowledge and experiences from both sports, she brings to Haydens a level of precision and structure making her a well rounded coach. Tricia is currently one certification away from receiving her bachlor's degree in Exercise Science.
MITCH AMBROSE (E DAN) - MARTIAL ARTS CHIEF INSTRUCTOR - Mr. Ambrose is a certified 2nd Degree Black Belt and has been training and teaching martial arts since 2000. He He enjoys all aspects of Tang Soo Do but enjoys sparring, breaking and weapons the most. He received his 2nd Degree Black Belt in 2007 from the World Tang Soo Do Association.