Asheville Gymnastics Staff

Kermit Belton - General Manager

Kermit Belton is our General Manager and Coach. Coach Kermit has 25 years of experience as a gymnast and as a coach. With several State Championships to his credit, Coach Kermit was voted the 2009-2010 SC Mens’ Gymnastics Coach Of The Year. Kermit is a well rounded coach having the abilities to coach both boy and girl gymnasts. He is also a Cheerleading and Tumbling Coach. Kermit has been through the various transitions of Asheville Gymnastics since the year 2000. Kermit is the loving father of Faith Belton.

Megan Coffey - Administrative Manager

Megan Coffey is the office manager at Asheville Gymnastics, responsible for coordinating and organizing office duties and personnel. Megan was born and raised in Asheville and attended WEGA, High Flight, and Asheville Gymnastics as a gymnast. She was a part of her private high school’s touring Acrobatic Team, which preformed for the Charlotte Bobcats, WNC College basketball team, and many others. Megan also coaches classes as needed and helps with stunting acrobatics. She has worked at Asheville Gymnastics for over four years and balances her job with being a student and a full-time mom. When not working, Megan loves playing with her son, Graison, practicing gymnastics, reading, snowboarding, and walking her dog, Gypsy.

Liz Barr

Liz Barr joined the Asheville Gymnastics family the Fall of 2012. You can find her smiling face working behind the front desk. She is excited to get back into the gym world after being away from it for a few years. Her daughter, Morgan ,competed for 7 years when the gym was formerly know as High Flight Gymnastics.

Courtney Peterson - Girls Optional Coach

Courtney has been involved with the sport of gymnastics since age three. She grew up doing competitive gymnastics at International Gymnastics in Matthews, NC until her body just wouldn’t take it anymore. She continued her love for the sport and has been coaching gymnastics since she was 14. Courtney graduated from Appalachian State University in 2009 with a Communications degree and is now in management for a wholesale distributor. She joined the staff at Asheville Gymnastics in 2011. Courtney is our girl’s competitive team director and girl’s optional head coach. Throughout her coaching career, Courtney has coached Level 4 through Level 10 gymnasts. Courtney has a passion for gymnastics and devotes her life to teaching young athletes..

Chrissy Lawing - REC & Preschool Coach

Chrissy was a highly skilled young gymnast and competed with Southeastern Gymnastics in Charlotte and Salem Gymnastics in Winston Salem. She has over four years experience coaching at Asheville Gymnastics, and has taught all age levels ranging from pre-schoolers up to our top level recreational classes (Level 3/4). She is currently excited to be working with the competitive XCEL Bronze team. 

Sarah Barcus - Girls Compulsary & Prep-Opt Coach

I am very excited to be joining the Asheville Gymnastics coaching staff as the new girls team coach. I have been involved with the sport of gymnastics since I was three years old. I grew up doing competitive gymnastics for ten years at Carolina Gymnastics Center in Columbia, SC, where I reached level 10 at the age of 13. At 13 years old I quit competing competitively, however, gymnastics will always be a great passion of mine, thus I started coaching at 15 years old at Young Gymnast Inc. and CGC. I also have a competitive cheerleading background – I competed 4 years of varsity high school cheerleading, and as an ACX Jag my team competed in several National competitions.  I am also a Clemson Alumni, so GO TIGERS! And I am really looking forward to this new adventure here at Asheville Gymnastics!

Art Moussaev - Boys & Girls Optional Coach
Art was the Russian Federation Regional Champion in 1998, 1999, 2001, and 2003. In 2002 he was the National Champion on Vault for the Russian Federation. He was coached by Yevgeniy Nikolko & Alexander Moussaev who are former coaches of, Olympic champion, Alexey Nemov. From 2003-2005 Art was the Assistant Coach to Avto VAZ Evgeniy Nikolko who is the Head coach of Team Russia. From 2005-2006 he was the assistant to the Men's Head Coach Alexander Moussaev @ C&B flipforce Gymnastics, NC. Art is currently our Boy's Team coach.
Allen Smith - Parkour

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