Competitive Coaches

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Coach Kelly

Kelly Manjak Owner – Club Head Coach
Manjak’s Gymnastics programs are led by head coach and owner Kelly Manjak; The Coach of Canada’s first Men’s Olympic Gold Medalist, Kyle Shewfelt. Kelly’s achievements as a coach have impacted the Canadian National Team from 1996- 2012. Kelly has coached many gymnasts who achieved Canadian National Team Status represented at many major competitions (Commonwealth, Pan American Games, 6 World Championships, 2000, 2004, 2012 Olympic Games) for both men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics. As the 4- Time Awarded Gymnastics Canada Coach of the Year, Kelly emphasizes the human side of coaching, he demands good training habits and hard work but makes it fun for the athlete to come into the gym each day. He is a planner and motivator who enjoys working with children. Consideration for the athlete’s feelings and careful guidance over ever-changing obstacles of development is essential to effective and long lasting progress.
CERTIFICATIONS:  Coaching Brevet

Coach Zhaohui

Zhaohui Huang – MAG Head Coach
Zhaohui graduated with a Master of Physical Education from Shanghai Normal University. He has been Coaching Gymnastics for 38 years at different levels and has been selected as the Team Canada Coach for many international events, including the Junior Pan-Am Championships in Brazil, Pacific Rim In the United States, Central America Championship in Guatemala, The World Cup in Australia and Germany, and the 2020 Olympic Hope in Czech. He has produced a great number of Canadian National Champions and athletes who represented Canada at World Championships and Junior World Championships. He now coaches at Manjak’s Gymnastics where he trains our top MAG athletes of the present and future.

Coach Sue

Susan Manjak – WAG Coach
Susan is part of our competitive coaching staff. Susan is the proud mother of two sons. Her favourite passion in life is travelling. While Susan’s greatest achievements included being part of a team coaching at Canada Games, Pan Am Games, World Championships and the Olympic Games, she feels most rewarded helping young gymnasts reach their goals and conquer their fears. She is certified NCCP Level 4 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics.

Coach Jordyn

Jordyn Pedersen – WAG Coach
Jordyn recently graduated from The University of Georgia and have been granted the degrees; Master of Education, Bachelor of Science in Education, and Bachelor of Arts in English. Jordyn was a division one NCAA athlete and student coach at the University of Georgia, where she competed on the uneven bars & floor and coached vault, balance beam, and floor at the NCAA level. In addition, Jordyn was a Canadian Gymnastics National Team member from 2008 to 2015, where she represented Canada across the globe in countries that include Japan, Doha Qatar, Germany, United States, Mexico, France, and at the 2014 World Championships in Nanning, China, where they qualified Canada a full team for 2016 Olympic games. Jordyn is going into her second-year coaching at Manjak’s, and her goal is to mentor her athletes by fostering personal growth and development as both competitors and young athletes.

Coach Bryson

Bryson Kerrigan – T&T Head Coach
Bryson has been coaching for over twenty years. A former senior level athlete and national champion he coaches every level of trampoline from recreational classes to those competing on the international stage. He has worked with Olympic athletes in Freestyle Skiing and Trampoline, as well as professional wakeboarders and elite level snowboarders. Bryson is the province of Ontario’s coaching chairperson. He also works as a NCCP Coach Developer for both Gymnastics Canada and Freestyle Ski Canada.
CERTIFICATIONS: NCCP Level 3 Trampoline, NCCP Freestyle Ski Air Sense and Air Doubles

Coach Kayla

Kayla Taylor – WAG (Xcel) Coach
Kayla is a Level 2 Certified WAG Coach currently coaching our WAG Xcel programs. While now coaching, she previously trained in gymnastics and cheer, making Team Canada three times. She is a friendly and encouraging voice at Manjak’s and is passionate about coaching young athletes in a positive and motivating manor, driving them to work hard and strive for great things.

Coach Abdul

Abdulkarim Karisly – Tumbling Coach
Abdul is our competitive Tumbling coach. Teaching all levels of tumbling from recreational beginners to competitive provincial athletes, Coach Abdul is experienced in coaching a vast variety of athletes.
CERTIFICATIONS: Comp Tramp Level 1, Comp WAG Level 1

Coach Nate

Nathanael Gilroy – MAG Interclub Coach
Nate is a MAG Interclub coach at Manjak’s Gymnastics. When not coaching his group, he is a senior level MAG athlete who trains and competes for Manjak’s MAG team and is currently studying architecture.