Eddie Umphrey Interview

On Swing Big:

A: My official title is Team Coach at Twin City Twisters. I currently coach L7-elite. I do mostly UB and V, but jump in if needed anywhere. Mike, Rich and I share the spotting duties around the gym.

Q: How would you describe your coaching philosophy and how has it changed from when you started?

Gymnastics is a blessed gift. When people ask me what I do for a living I tell them I’m in the business of saving lives and building champions. I love winning in the gym, but gymnastics is much more than that. I don’t feel that there is any other sport that challenges someone physically, mentally and emotionally like gymnastics can. …

Everyone’s goal is to win gold, but not everyone will be an Olympic champion, an NCAA gymnast or even a L10 athlete. A medal is great, but did you learn along the way? That is the real truth behind the madness. …

Eddie Umphrey Interview Part #1

Eddie Umphrey Interview Part #2


Great coach. Great philosophy.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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