Meet our Staff

Gary Smith - Founder

  • 50+ Years Coaching Expierence

  • Former University of Louisiana scholarship trampolinist 

  • National Champion trampolinist

  • World Champion trampolinist 

  • Was half of the first ever undefeated season of synchronized trampoline in USA history

  • Opened the gym on April 1, 1977

  • 2012 World Acrobatic Society Hall of Fame Inductee

Jessica Smith - Owner/ Head Coach/Program Director 

  • Owner of AGTC

  • Former gymnast, trained under Gary Smith 

  • Competitive gymnast for 13 years

  • Graduated from UL with a Bachelors in Marketing

  • 28+ years coaching experience

  • 4+ years judging Women's Artistic Gymnastics 

  • 8+ years experience as a lifeguard/swim coach

  • Served on the USAG Louisiana State Board for 3 years

  • Coached 2-time collegiate All American and LSU Gymnast Sydney Ewing

  • Coached multiple Louisiana State Champions, Regional Team Qualifiers, and Regional Champions

  • Coached multiple high school cheer teams to nationals

  • Worked and Trained under World Champion Trampolinist Jimmy Young

  • Professional Team USAG member

  • SafeSport certified 

  • CPR certified

  • American Red Cross certified

  • Former Professional Women's Artistic Gymnastics Judge 

  • Attends & Hosts yearly continuing education seminars

Autumn Gautreaux - Office Manager / Coach

  • Gymnast for 9 years

  • 12+ years coaching expierence

  • 6+ years Assistant Team Coach

  • 2+ years as AGTC Office Manager

  • Coached multiple Louisiana State Champions, Regional Team Qualifiers, and Regional Champions

  • Associates Degree in Business Office Management 

  • SafeSport certified 

  • Gymnastics 101 Certified

  • Professional Team USAG member

  • Proud parent of 2 beautiful boys

Rachel Dunphy - Coach

  • Former Women's Artistic Gymnast, trained under Bill Jennings

  • Competitive gymnast for 14 years

  • 7+ years coaching girls and boys competitive teams
  • Girls lower level competitive team Head Coach 
  • Boys competitive team Assistant Head Coach
  • Specializes in Balance Beam and Uneven Bars
  • Head strength and conditioning coach
  • Coached multiple Louisiana State Champions, Regional Team Qualifiers, and Regional Team Champions
  • Attends yearly continuing education seminars
  • 12+ years of tennis experience
  • SafeSport certified
  • CPR certified 
  • Gymnastics 101 Certified
  • Professional Team USAG member
  • Birthed a regional champion  : )

  • An AGTC gymnast for 14 years

  • A national championship qualifier

  • Over 15 years of coaching experience 

  • SafeSport certified 

  • USAG trained 

  • Professional Team USAG member

Brenden Dugas - Coach

  • Gymnast for 10 years 

  • 7 years coaching experience

  • Has been coaching competition teams since 2014 

  • SafeSport certified 

  • Professional Team USAG member 

  • CPR certified

Annie Guidry - Coach

Nikki Zaunbrecher - Coach

  • An AGTC gymnast for 11 years 

  • A UL Lafayette gymnast

  • 4 years coaching experience

  • SafeSport certified 

  • USAG trained 

  • Professional Team USAG member

  • 4 years coaching experience

  • SafeSport certified

  • USAG trained 

  • Professional Team USAG member

  • A member of the US National Guard

Damien Landry - Coach

  • Played baseball for 14 years

  • Played football for 10 years 

  • Played Soccer for 3 years 

  • 1 year coaching experience

  • SafeSport certified 

  • USAG trained

Hogan Landry - Coach

  • An AGTC gymnast for 13 years

  • Cheered for 5 years

  • 2 years coaching experience

  • SafeSport certified

  • USAG trained 

  • CPR certified 

  • 9 years childcare experience

Lexi Moore - Coach

  • An AGTC gymnast for 9 years 

  • 2 years coaching experience 

  • SafeSport certified 

  • USAG trained

Gracie Becker - Coach 

  • An AGTC gymnast for 12 years 

  • Mentor/Coach for 5 years

Evelyn Andrus - Coach

  • 12 years on AGTC Competitive Team 5 years mentorship

  • 2 years coaching

  • Cheered for 2 years

  • Ran Track and Cross Country for 2 years

  • USAG trained

  • 3 years childcare experience

Gase Broussard - Coach

  • Gymnast for 9 years

  • Cheered for 5 years

  • Danced for 6 years 

  • USAG trained

  • CPR trained 

  • 4 years childcare experience

Sara Kate Drago - Coach

  • AGTC gymnast for 11 years 

  • USAG Team Qualifier 3 years

  • USAG Trained

  • Currently a freshmen on the STM Competition Cheer Team

Breanna Dugas - Coach

  • An AGTC gymnast for 8 years 

  • Competed in Track and Field for 4 years

  • CPR certified

  • USAG trained

Vanessa Salceanu - Coach

Sara Dugas - Booster Club

Board Member/Office Assistant

  • Served as Booster Club President for 4 years

  • Family has been at AGTC for 12 years 

  • Is a Nurse of 20 yrs, 18yrs dedicated to Pediatric Nursing; still practicing

Lindsey Willis - Booster Club President / Office Assistant

Acadiana Gymnastics Training Center

301 Hapsburg Lane Lafayette, LA 70596

337-988-3547