Staff

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!

 

Manuel Rojas – General Manager/ Head Coach
Coach Manny comes from a family of athletes and was an elite competitive gymnast for his home country of Ecuador. He has managed and owns a family gym in Ecuador. He has experience coaching elite and professional boys and girls, recreational, pre-school and adults' gymnastics. He has also extensively taught tumbling, trampolining and parkour. Manny has lived in the US, working as Head Coach for Women's and Men's gymnastics at a gym in Pennsylvania, and Head Coach for Women's gymnastics at a gym in Indiana.

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.

 

 PART-TIME STAFF:

 

Tina Durham – Saltus Recreation Coach
Gianna Webbe - Junior Coach

VOLUNTEERS

 

Parents, Family and Friends!
Please contact 
bgainfo@bermudagymnastics.bm for volunteer opportunities!
 

If you are interested in joining our staff as apart-time employee or volunteer, please contact us at: bgainfo@bermudagymnastics.bm