Our Staff

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David Kirkwood


Lt Col David M. Kirkwood, USMCR, Ret., aka Coach K is the owner of Sports Academy Gymnastics which

was established in April of 1995. Not only did Coach K retire from the Marine Corps in December of

1994, he served in the United States Army Special Forces (Green Berets) from 1967 to 1970. Coach K

served a tour of duty in Vietnam as a Combat Demolitions Specialist with Detachment A-415, 5th

SpecialForces Group, Airborne. During his tour of duty, Coach K was a recipient of the Silver Star for valor.


He is a former college athlete (basketball and track) at Anderson College(Indiana) 1967-1968, 1970-1972 and a graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Health, 1974. Coach K has over 45 years of experience in the gymnastics industry, co-owner Gymnastics Unlimited, Beaufort, SC 1976-1983, Assistant Women’s Gymnastics and Volleyball Coach, George Washington University,1983-1984. Coach K is married to Victoria C. Kirkwood, sons Peter and Jame from his previous marriage and 7 grandchildren. His hobbies are coaching the Sports Academy’s girls competitive gymnastics team, the Sparklers and Golfing


Robyn Davies


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Gymnastic Rings

Jame Kirkwood

Program Manager

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Gymnastic Rehearsal

Brooke Henderson

Team Manager

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Climbing Rope

Madison Hoffer

Team and Rec Coach, Media

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Young Gymnasts

Abby Holmes

Team Coach

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Chalking Hands

Yessy Becerra

Team Assistant Coach/Rec Coach

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Arianna White

Junior Assistant

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Madison Davies

Junior Assistant

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