J.J. FERREIRA, ASST. COACH Ferreira enters his 4th year as assistant coach as floor and vault coach 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.
ERINN DOOLEY, ASST. COACH Dooley enters her 5th year as assistant coach of the Terps Gymnastics team. Dooley had 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 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 as both a beam coach and strength coach plays a significant role in the success of Maryland Gymnastics.
Meet The Coaches
JOHN COURT Court is in his 16th year as associate head coach for the University of Arizona Wildcats.
BARRY KISTLER Kistler is in his 9th year as assistant coach for the George Washington University Colonials.
JOSHUA RHODES Rhodes has served as the instructor for strength and conditioning for the past three Maryland Gymnastics Camps. He is a certified strength and conditioning coach as well as massage therapist.
ANDY WALDRON While an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, he served as the team manager. After graduating in 2014, Waldon assumed the position of Volunteer Assistant Coach for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Waldron has previously coached at Woodward Camp and optional team at Docksiders Gymnastics.
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.
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 now resides in Bermuda where he is the head coach and overall program director for the Bermuda Gymnastics Association.
Maryland Gymnastics Camps
BRETT NELLIGAN, HEAD COACH Nelligan enters his 11th season with the Terps, his 5th as head coach, with his team ranked 22nd in the country. Nelligan has led the Terps to five consecutive regional championships, as well as a second place finish in last years EAGL Conference Championships. In 2013, Nelligan was named the EAGL Conference Head Coach of the Year. 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.