BRETT NELLIGAN, HEAD COACH Nelligan enters his 16th season with the Terps, his 10th as head coach, with his team ranked 26th in the country in 2018. In 2018, Nelligan was named the Big Ten Conference Head Coach of the Year! Nelligan has led the Terps to many regional championships and coached Katy Dodds and Stephanie Giameo to NACGC/W All-American status in 2013. As an accomplished gymnast himself, Nelligan competed for the University of Massachusetts Minutemen where he served as co-captain for one year. He went on to earn his degree in Sports Management from UMASS.
JOHN COURT Court entered his 2nd season as the University of Arizona's head gymnastics coach for the 2018-2019 season. He earned the full time title of head coach in March of 2018 after earlier being named the interim head coach in August of 2017. Court has been a coach at the Terps Gymnastics Summer Camps for many years and continues to be an asset to the camp.
BOB "DUKE" NELLIGAN Duke served as head coach for the Terps for 31 years, where he acquired the title of the 2009 NCAA Division I Southeast Region Coach of the Year, before retiring. He was the head coach and overall program director for the Bermuda Gymnastics Association from 2009-2015.
J.J. FERREIRA, ASST. COACH Ferreira enters his 7th year as assistant coach on floor and vault for the Terps. He has been a huge asset to the coaching staff and his technical knowledge as well as spotting abilities have helped the program continue to climb the past few years. Ferreira competed at Springfield College where he served as co-captain for two years and qualified to NCAA Championships in 2006 and 2008. After graduating with a degree in athletic administration, Ferreira went on to assist in coaching Springfield's Women's gymnastics team for two years where he was named ECAC Assistant Coach of the Year before coming to Maryland.
Maryland Gymnastics Camps
Meet The Coaches
Our camp staff consists of highly qualified collegiate coaches from all over the country as well as the current and past members of the University of Maryland Gymnastics team. This staff is a highly energetic group with lots of experience and a high degree of knowledge of gymnastics.
Russell Warfield Warfield has worked with UCLA, University of Georgia and University of Nebraska and has helped at many camps including Woodward East, Woodward West, Flip Fest, University of Georgia , University of Nebraska , University of Florida , Louisiana State University, and Junior Olympic national training camps. Russell has choreographed floor routines for various JO national champions, 11 NCAA National floor champions, Olympic ,World championship ,Pan American Games medalist and competitors. Russell has assisted with the Terps Gymnastics Camps for many years and brings a lot of fun energy to the camp!
ERINN DOOLEY, ASST. COACH Dooley enters her 10th year as assistant coach of the Terps Gymnastics team. Dooley had an impressive gymnastics career of her own competing for the US in a number of international competitions including the Pan-American Games and becoming a member of the US National Team from 1997-2000. From there, she went on to compete as a 7 time All-American for the Florida Gators where she served as co-captain for her junior and senior years. With a Bachelors Degree in Fitness/Wellness, Dooley's role plays a significant role in the success of Maryland Gymnastics.
Additional Summer Camp and Winter Workout Clinic Staff
We have been extremely lucky to have incredible additional staff and counselors that have helped in the past and currently with making our summer camp one of the best in the nation! Local and distant club coaches with great resumes, previous and current college coaches, and former student-athletes round out the staff for the Terps Gymnastics Camps.