Please take the time to look through our coaching staff. Many of our professionals are experienced, certified and we are all ready for a challenge!

Margaret Morgan-Lee

  • 1998 Graduate of UNC-W with BS in Business Administration
  • 25+ years coaching experience
  • Established MGA in 2001 with only 28 students
  • USAG Professional Member for 25 years
  • CPR & First Aid Certified
  • Safety Certified through USAG
  • Level 1-4 Certified Skill Evaluator
  • Certified Meet Director
  • 2009-2011 NC-USAG Alternate Board Member
  • 2009 USA Nationals Team Coach
  • 2010 Greater Neuse River Conference High School Coach of the Year
  • 2011 USA Nationals Team Coach
  • 2011 Greater Neuse River Conference High School Coach of the Year
  • 2011 North Carolina Prep-Optional Coach of the Year
  • 2011-2019 NC-USAG Board Member
  • 2011 NC State Congress Clinician
  • Coach of numerous state & regional champions

Kristan Silvestri

Coach Kris Has coached gymnastics for more than 20 years.  Following three years as a  JO level 10 she moved on to compete at the collegiate level with SCSU. She was a four-time USAG Collegiate Nationals qualifier and All American All Around runner up in 2004. She was selected as the 2004 ECAC Gymnast of the Year after capturing the ECAC All-Around and floor exercise titles.
She holds was a two-time USAG Collegiate Scholar-Athlete and a 2004 ECAC Female Athlete of the Year nominee and earned her  bachelor’s degree in Human Performance from Southern Connecticut State University and master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Clinical Exercise Physiology.
 

USAG Certifications: 
U100, U101, U110-1, U110-2,  U110-3, U310, U401, U410
 
Fun Facts:
  • Played professional women’s tackle football for 8 years as a middle linebacker and was a member of the IWFL 2013 Championship team, Carolina Phoenix.
  • She is a die hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
  • She has 1 niece and 7 nephews
  • She has been married for almost 5 years, and her and her partner (who is a K9 handler for the Fayetteville Police Department) have 5 dogs together, JAX, Jaycee, K9-Kyra (Retired) K9-Lyka (Retired), and K9-Kobe (In Service)

Taunia Davies

  • Graduate of Cal State Fullerton with BS in Physical Education
  • 20 + years of coaching experience
  • Been with MGA since 2007
  • USAG Professional Member
  • CPR & First Aid Certified
  • Safety Certified through USAG
  • 2005 No Child Left Behind Certificate
  • 1999-2000 Special Olympics & Special Needs Kids
  • 1999 Employee of the Month at SCATS Gymnastics in CA
  • 1990-1999 Head Coach at SCATS Level 8 – Elite Team
  • Choreographer for Cal State Fullerton Gymnastics Team
  • Western Collegiate Athletic All Conference Gymnastics Team
  • WCAA All Around Conference Champion
  • 1983 World University Games Team Member, Edmonton, Canada
  • NCAA Regional Champion on Floor Exercise
  • 5 time All American (1 Vault, 2 All Around, 2 Floor Exercise)
  • NCAA Regional Bar Champion
  • Full Ride Scholarship for 5 years to Cal State Fullerton
  • 1980 Olympic Trials Participant
  • Coach of numerous state & regional champions

Brittany Lee- Team/All-Star Coach

Gracie Davis-Recreational/ Stars/ Team Coach

Brianna Dearman- Recreational/ Stars/ Team Coach

Robin Porter- Team Coach

Hannah Rouse-Recreational Coach/ Stars/ Team Coach

Reilly Dehner -Recreational Coach

Megan Lee- Recreational Coach

Amelia Black- Recreational Coach

Tristen Shirley – Recreational Coach


Events Staff

Gracie Davis

Sierra Bradford

Hannah Rouse

Brianna Dearman

Megan Lee

Tristen Shirley