Competitive Coaches

C O M P E T I T I V E

C O A C H E S

"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

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ROB TAGGE

Rob Tagge is our head coach at Dynamats.  He has over 35 years of coaching experience in levels 2 through 10.  He has coached 12 USAG national qualifiers at top levels 9 and 10. Five of those gymnasts medaled in national level competition. Of the gymnasts he has coached, 10 have competed on scholarship at Division I NCAA schools. Rob was also a top level gymnast himself, noted as a State Champion at Williamsport Area High School. He attended Temple University on scholarship  and competed at national level competition. 

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MELISSA GYURINA

Missy Gyurina is one of our current coaches for levels 6 through 10.  She has been coaching at Dynamats for 20 years.  She also has competitive experience through level 10, as well as being on the gymnastics team for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Her specialties are balance beam, floor exercise, and choreography. 

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TODD BRANNON

Todd Brannon is one of our current upper level coaches.  He has 8 years of experience coaching levels 6 through 10.  He gained his experience at Elite Gymnastics and Unique Gymnastics, training centers in Maryland, as well as joining the team at Dynamats in 2017.  His coaching specialties are uneven bars and vault.  He was a competitive gymnast for 8 years prior to coaching. 

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MONICA FESSLER

Monica Fessler is one of our current coaches for XCEL and levels 6 & 7. She has 5 years of experience coaching levels 3 through 7 at Dynamats Gymnastics Center.  She was an accomplished gymnast herself, competing at the Level 9 Regional Championships all 3 of her years as a level 9 gymnast at Dynamats. She has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Kinesiology from Penn State University. 

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EMILY FULLER

Emily Fuller is our 2021 Level 2 coach, as well as one of our XCEL and Level 6 & 7 coaches. This is her 16th year as part of the gymnastics community! An accomplished gymnast herself, she was a 2014 Level 9 Region 7 Beam & All Around Champion and competed at Level 9 Nationals two years in a row. She has instructed recreational classes, as well as coached our Hot Shots pre-team program, and competitive levels 2 through 7.  Emily is a 2020 graduate of Lock Haven University's Bachelor of Sport Administration program. 

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EMILY KNIGHT

Emily Knight is our Level 3 coach. Emily has been part of the gymnastics community since the age of 3! An accomplished gymnast herself, she has competed at Level 9 Regionals multiple times.  She has instructed recreational classes, as well as coached our Hot Shots pre-team program, and competitive levels 2 and 3.  In addition to coaching competitive teams, Emily is currently in the Nursing program at Pennsylvania College of Technology