Empire Gymnastics Coaches & Staff

Veronica & Jeff Jordan

Owners, Empire Gymnastics

Veronica Jordan has had a long career in Gymnastics. She Started as a young gymnast in Brooklyn, NY and moved on to have a successful collegiate career at the State University of New York at Cortland, where she was the Assistant Gymnastics Coach while obtaining her Masters in Recreation and Leisure Management. Upon graduating Veronica has been the Managing director and Team coach at various programs in New Jersey, New York, Texas and now South Carolina and has produced numerous state, regional and national champions and qualifiers. Veronica has also coached and directed at US Gymnastics Training Camp for many years in Massachusetts.


Shara Benton

Front Office Manager

Lauren Blackwell

After School Director


Haley Brennan

Recreation Director, Gymnastics, and Team Coach
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross

Kristen Davis

Special Events Coordinator, Xcel Coach
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross


Harriette Drafts

Front Office Staff


Anna Claire Cable

Compulsory Gymnastics Team Coach, Recreational Gymnastics Coach
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross

Jackie Gifford

Optional Team Coach
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross


Shannan Griffin

Optional Team Coach
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross

Kendall Hopka

Xcel Team Coach
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross


Stacy Ruff

Xcel Team Coach
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross

Vicky Thier

Xcel Team Coach
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified by USA Gymnastics. First Aid and CPR Certificatiion by the Red Cross


Cheyenne Bailey

Recreational Gymnastics Coach

Caylee Burgess

Recreational Gymnastics Coach


Shannon Coffey

Recreational Coach

Dani Drafts

Recreational Coach


Emily Drafts

Recreational Gymnastics Coach

Cydnee Frye

Recreational Gymnastics Coach


Josh Havird

Recreational Gymnastics Coach

Jailee Jones

Recreational Gymnastics Coach


Renee Marks

Recreational Gymnastics Coach

Drew Sanders

Recreational Gymnastics Coach


Jordan Spivey

Recreational Gymnastics Coach

Ryan Williams

Recreational Gymnastics Coach


Lindsey Cunningham

After School Instructor

Charlene Jones

After School Instructor


Amy Lawson

After School Instructor

Joseph McClure

After School Instructor


Andrea Tucholski

After School Instructor