MEET OUR TEAM
Bermuda Gymnastics Association Coaching Staff
All Full-time staff are first aid and CPR AND SCARS trained, certified to teach gymnastics by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and screened annually to ensure the leadership that is provided to our BGA membership is nothing but the Best!
Brian Leroux – General Manager/ Head Coach
Brian started coaching gymnastics in the late 1980s in Cape Town, South Africa. He was given the task of developing the sport of gymnastics nationwide and the program was later accepted into the schools' curriculum. He later started his own club which became very successful and his teams won a few national titles. Brian moved to the USA in 1995 and worked as a Head Boys' Coach before starting his own gym in 1999 which he ran for 20 years. His top athlete was recruited by Stanford University and won the NCAA first division national title. In addition to this, he has been judging in the USAG JO program; been a national instructor for the USA Gymnastics University and worked at the International Gymnastics Camp for 17 seasons.
Pilar Sanchez - Recreational Coordinator/ Senior Coach
Pilar graduated from college with a Bachelor of Physical Education and has worked for more than 20 years as a Physical Education teacher and Rhythmic Gymnast coach in her home country Colombia. She is a member of the Academia FIG and is a Level III Rhythmic Gymnastics coach. She has specialized in Rhythmic Gymnastics, taking several courses in Columbia and Spain. Pilar oversaw the regional team whose gymnasts represented Colombia at the South American Championships, Pan-American Games and Central American Games.
Dermot McGrath - Senior Coach
Dermot originated from Ireland and with an educational background in Aerospace engineering. After this intense occupation, he took a step away to develop his family and found a new passion for coaching. Dermot started volunteer coaching at his daughter’s club in the United Kingdom. He continued working and developing his passion for gymnastics, which lead him to opportunities in Asia for the last 14 years. In his last position as Head Coach, Dermot had the pleasure of working in the largest International School in Malaysia. Now continuing his work here in Bermuda, he looks forward to a new dynamic as the Preschool and After School programCoordinator.
William Chin - Senior Coach/ Boys Team Coach
William “Billy” originally from Boston, Massachusetts studied Rehabilitation, Disability, Mental Health &Substance Use Counseling at Springfield College and competed on the Division 3 Collegiate Men’s Gymnastics team. Billy specialized on the Pommel Horse, Still Rings, High Bar and Parallel Bars while competing. From 2015 to 2018 he served as the Men’s Assistant Coach at Springfield where he helped develop and implement workout programs, as well as assisted with the collegiate recruitment process. Billy hopes to bring the “Tradition of Excellence” that Springfield College has taught him to Bermuda in everything that he does.
Sophie Froud - Conditioning Assistant Coach
Growing up in Bermuda, Sophie was involved in a variety of different sports, and represented Bermuda at CARIFTA Games. She recently graduated from Dalhousie University in Canada with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Kinesiology. While at university Sophie discovered her love of movement analysis and the muscular skeletal system
which will help her in her role as injury prevention and strength programs coach.
Tina Durham – Saltus Recreation Coach
Gianna Webbe - Junior Coach
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