Our Coaches

The coaches at Raleigh School of Gymnastics are professionally trained and care deeply about each and every one of our students. We make every effort to give the very best to your child so they can achieve beyond their expectations and gain confidence and self-worth that will server them well throughout their lives. Students at Raleigh School of Gymnastics can expect the best because our coaches are hand selected from the best.

Coaching Staff

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RON PATT

Head Coach

Ronald Patt, a resident of Raleigh North Carolina as had a distinguished 28 year coaching career. He started coaching gymnastics in the summer of 1987 and has taught beginner to advanced levels with both boy and girl students. The majority of his career has been developing girl’s competitive teams. From 1987 to 1995 he coached preschool classes, recreational classes, girls’ team, adult classes, and birthday parties, at Palm Beach Gymnastics. 1993 he landed his 1st head coaching job for girls team at Palm Beach Gymnastics, he held this position for 12 years. During his term as Palm Beach Gymnastics head coach he and his staff members produced many state, regional, and national champions. In June of 2005, Mr. Patt became a proud gym owner, he and his 2 partners opened 11,000 sq foot facility in West Palm Beach Florida. In the summer of 2008 Ron sold his share of Gym Like This! For a brief career change. In June of 2009 Ron went back to coaching full time at a Tampa Bay Turners in St. Petersburg Florida. He coached levels 6-10 at TBT and was pivotal part in the gyms success regionally and nationally. He personally produced 4 national champions in his 5 year stint at TBT. In June of 2014 Ron accepted a Head Coaching position at Raleigh School of Gymnastics in Raleigh North Carolina.

MEGAN PENDERGRAFT

MEGAN PENDERGRAFT

Optional Coach

Megan has been involved in gymnastics for over 25 years. In 1997, she moved from West Palm Beach Florida to Raleigh where she began coaching in 1997. She has been developing competitive gymnasts since 2000. A gymnast herself in Florida, she fell in love with the sport at an early age. She loves the attention to detail and is very passionate about coaching! She has coached numerous State, Regional and National champions over the last 15 years. Megan was voted the NC level 6-8 coach of the year in 2014. She is committed to coaching every athlete to the best of their ability and calls all of her gymnasts her “family”. Megan has been a part of the RSG family since 2011 and has enjoyed being a part of the program and all of its recent success! When she is not at the gym, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jason and her son, Ryland.

KATIE BENNETT

KATIE BENNETT

Optional Coach

Katie was born in Louisiana but grew up in St. Petersburg Florida and gymnastics has been a part of her life for more than 23 years. She was a competitive gymnast for 10 years and started coaching when she was 16. Katie moved to Raleigh in December 2014 and is happy to be a part of the RSG family. When she is not coaching, she enjoys going to the beach, cooking, and calling her family in Florida.

ALLIE WISMER

ALLIE WISMER

XCEL Director

Allie was a competitive gymnast at Pinnacle Gymnastics, in Shawnee Kansas, for 17 years, ending her career a few years early at NCSU. She started coaching at Pinnacle her senior year of high school and automatically knew gymnastics would always be a part of her life, weather she was competing or coaching. She is so happy she can now share her experiences and help young athletes achieve their goals.

LEE DWYER

LEE DWYER

Coach

Lee started gymnastics at 4 years old and started competing when she was 8. Culminating in winning State Champ on beam for Western Australia at the age of 16. Lee moved to the US in 1994 and started coaching and has worked with some extremely successful & influential people. While working at SCEGA in Southern California for 7 years, she worked with Tim Garrison. Also, during her time at Los Angeles School of Gymnastics, she worked with former Russian Olympic gymnast, Svetlana Khorkina.

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NICOLE ORTEGA

Coach

Nicole began gymnastics classes 13 years ago here at RSG and competed for Wakefield High School’s gymnastics team. Nicole started coaching recreational gymnastics classes in August, 2013 and loves every minute of it. “My favorite part of coaching is watching my students master skills they work so hard for.” Nicole currently attends Meredith College where she is studying Accounting. She also holds several leadership roles in various Meredith organizations.

POLLYANNE RHODES

POLLYANNE RHODES

Coach
MADISON RIVERA

MADISON RIVERA

Coach
TIM BUMPERS

TIM BUMPERS

Coach
ALLYSON HAGEMANN

ALLYSON HAGEMANN

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