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Coaches Bio

Maple Grove Gymnastics Team Coaching Staff

Shannon Hoover, Head Coach

Shannon started gymnastics at age five. She competed at the J.O. optional level and later for Osseo High School. Shannon has coached gymnastics for seventeen years, at the USA compulsory, optional levels and high school for the last twelve years. Shannon has a strong passion for Gymnastics.  “It's a unique sport that requires so many levels of strength and discipline,” said Shannon. Shannon looks forward to another fantastic season of Maple Grove High School gymnastics!

Sabrina Dancer

Sabrina Dancer started gymnastics at the age of five. She competed for Twin City Twisters and Rogers High School.  She won the Minnesota State High School All Around Championship in 2009, 2010 & 2011.  Sabrina went on to compete for Winona State University, and competed at the National level for WSU. Sabrina is married and a mother of two energetic boys, 9 months and 3 years old.  Sabrina has been a coach for the past five years for various competitive teams and the MGGT.  She absolutely loves the sport of gymnastics.  “I feel the most rewarding part of being a gymnastics coach is having the opportunity to be involved in a child's life, growth and development”

Courtney Simenson

Courtney Simenson is a Maple Grove Senior High graduate and MGGT alumni (2003-2007) where she was a team competitor at the 2005 State Tournament. Gymnastics has always been a part of her life whether it be competing or coaching & she loves the all the sport has to offer.


Both teaching and coaching are a big passion for Courtney. In addition to gymnastics coaching, she is a certified yoga, kids yoga and barre instructor & is passionate about health and wellness for all ages and stages. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas and works as a communications consultant. Courtney lives in Maple Grove with her husband, daughter (6) and son (4 months).

Jason Bell

Jason Bell started coaching gymnastics in 1985 in ND and helped start the men's gymnastics program there.  I competed in ND at the state and regional levels.  I have coached many levels of gymnastics, from young compulsory and optionals through High School.

I feel gymnastics is one of the best sports to help a young person become strong and fit both physically as well as mentally.  I look forward to the opportunity to help each student achieve their goals for this season and beyond.

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