WGV Team Coaches
Owner/ Program Meet Director
Coach Heather has over 10 years of experience in coaching. She has been Gym Owner for the last 6 years of WGV Gymnastics. She has experience as a Preschool Coach, Recreational Gymnastics Coach, and Competitive Team Coach. She has her meet director certification and all safety certifications. She has helped developed gymnastic programs at all levels. Coach Heather is certified by USAG and AAU.
Jo Marie Futch
Coach - Bronze/Silver/Gold/ Platinum/Diamond
Coach Jo fell in love with gymnastics as a child and competed through her senior year of high school. She continued her love of physical training through college and became a personal trainer, gaining certificates for Pilates, Spinning, weight/ resistance and AFAA aerobics. She owned and operated her own Jazzercise franchise, working with adults and children to help them reach their fitness goals. She began coaching competitive gymnastics in Tupelo MS in 2000, starting her own gymnastics and dance program in cooperation with the North Mississippi Medical/Wellness Center in Baldwyn, MS. After moving to the Atlanta area in 2005, she began coaching compulsory, optional, excel and elite programs throughout the Atlanta area. She is a mother of six children and all have participated in gymnastics. Her daughter Maritza recently ended her college career as a NCAA All American National bar champion for the Purple Knights, University of Bridgeport. Coach Jo loves nurturing girls and watching them build their confidence and conquer their fears as they learn incredible skills that will one day help them overcome life’s obstacles.
Head Team Coach JO Program
JO Vault/Bar Coach
Coach Kenny has been involved in the sport of gymnastics for the past 30 years. He has spent the last 15 years coaching athletes through level 10. Kenny was a high-level competitive gymnast for over 10 years.
Through out his time coaching, Kenny has worked with National Team Staff, attended both Regional and National Congress and worked with nationally recognized coaches throughout the country.
After graduating from college Kenny coached the University of Colorado Gymnastics club team.
Coach Kenny was voted “2015 Colorado Coach of the Year”
He has had numerous athletes rated on America’s “Top 100” list on multiple events, multiple athletes placing in top 3 at state and regional, and national events.
In 2020 Kenny moved to Florida with his wife and son from Colorado. Kenny is a 4th generation Coloradan. In his free time he loves skiing, hiking, playing Frisbee golf, and spending as much time as he can with family.
Kenny went to the University of Colorado at Boulder where he received his degree in French Literature with an emphasis in Sociology and Astronomy.
Coach Althea (Thea)
JO Level 2 Coach
Coach Thea has been actively involved in gymnastics for 19 years. She was a competitive gymnast for 8 years and has been a coach for 5. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minoring in Sports Management. She is hoping to pursue a master’s degree and PhD in Sport Psychology. Thea has worked under numerous experienced mentors, including an Olympic-level and a division 1 coach. Her primary goal as a coach is to help young gymnasts fall in love with the sport just as she has. She likes to maintain the fun of the sport while also emphasizing form, technique, and discipline.
Coach Christy Krueger
JO Team Floor/Beam Coach
Coach Christy Bio Coming Soon...
Coach Edythe Chestnut
JO Level 2
Coach Edythe did competitive gymnastics for 15 years all the way up to level 10. She has coached gymnastics for 5 years. She went to the junior Olympics twice. She graduated from Michigan State in 2022. Her major was Human Development & Family Studies and she is working towards being an occupational therapist. She enjoys coaching the kids and helping them achieve the same skills she used to do when she was their age.