Team Head Coach
Coach Steve Willard brings over 35 years of coaching experience to Crystal Coast Gymnastics. As a four-time NCAA All American during his college gymnastics career competing for Ohio State and Louisiana State University, Mr. Steve is an accomplished gymnast in his own right.
Mr. Steve has extensive coaching experience in both Women’s Artistic Gymnastics and Men’s Artistic Gymnastics. He has coached gymnasts from the developmental levels through college and elite. He was an Assistant Coach at LSU for the Men’s Gymnastics Team and worked as an Assistant Coach for the Women’s Gymnastics Team at University of Pittsburg. Steve’s coaching career even took him to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a time where he coached men’s gymnastics for the Royal Saudi Air Force.
Steve has worked at a number of gymnastics clubs in both Virginia and Ohio and has instructed camps through USAIGC throughout the country from Seattle to the East Coast.
Coach Steve originally hails from Virginia, and recently returned to the East Coast to be closer to his parents. We were lucky enough to hire him here at Crystal Coast Gymnastics in 2014. As our Team Head Coach, Mr. Steve is a leader in the gym, sharing his knowledge and experience freely. He is a favorite with our younger gymnasts and is best known for his sense of humor and his “magic boo-boo powder.”
Coach Steve is a USA Gymnastics Professional Member, a USA Gymnastics Instructor and holds current USA Gymnastics Safety Certification.