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Staci Imel

Adaptive Gymnastics Director


Coach Staci started gymnastics when she was 2 years old. She competed through her senior year of high school (2011 - 2012) and then was on the club team at Tennessee Tech University! Coach Staci started coaching gymnastics in 2011 at her home gym in Cookeville, TN. Staci started coaching at LIS in 2016 when she started Grad School at Belmont University.

Outside the gym, Staci loves to do anything outdoors. Going for walks, hikes or at the pool in the summertime are some of her favorites. If she's not outside, you can probably find her watching anything Disney or cheering on her favorite sports teams on television.

Why did you start the Adaptive program?
Growing up with a brother who has disabilities, I have naturally grown a passion for helping that community. I am blessed to work at a place that allows me to pursue that passion and provide more opportunities for children and young adults with disabilities.

Favorite quote:
"It's not our disabilities, it's our abilities that count." - Chris Burke

Best advice you have received:
Love what you do and you won't work a day in your life.

Home town: Cookeville, TN
Birthday: August 6, 1994

Staci Imel
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