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Team Staff

Debbie Ward - Owner and Head Coach


I have owned Missouri Valley Gymnastics, Inc. since opening in 1993. I am originally from Oklahoma and moved to Missouri with my husband Darrell to attend BBC in Springfield.  I have always loved the sport of gymnastics since I was in Junior High and  have always dreamed of owning my own gym.  I have coached kids from beginning gymnastics all the way to National level gymnasts.  I have been blessed to watch some of my gymnasts fulfill their dreams of becoming college athletes.  I would never trade my occupation with anyone.  I consider it an honor to work with children, they bring out the best in me.  I thank God for giving me the opportunity to share His love within our program.  


* Owner and Head Coach

* Has been coaching gymnastics since 1984  

* Coached numerous State, Regional, and National Champions as well as many scholarship athletes

* Is a current member of USAG, and is safety certified

* Head Coach for Evangel University Cheer (HAAC Champions & UCA Nationals Qualifers) 2001-2014

* Has trained under National team coaches and Collegiate level coaches

Bill Hopkins

*20 years college coaching

*4x National Coach of the Year

*9 NCAA Regional Champion Teams

*2 National Champion Teams

*7 Individual National Champions

*58 All Americans

*International coaching with German and Netherland teams

*6 years as chair of the National Gymnastics Association

Cassidy McGoningal


*Competed through Level 9

*Has been coaching for 4 years

*Coached team for 2 years

*USAG certified



Bailey Muggenburg

*Competed through Level 8 at Missouri Valley

*Was a High School Cheerleader, and a state champion

*Has been coaching for 8 years

*Coached team gymnastics for 4 years

*USAG certified

*Recreational Program Director



Kathy Yates

*Has been coaching for 3 years

*Coached team gymnastics for 3 years

*USAG certified

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