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Head Coach: Jessica Hoffman
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Jessica started gymnastics at the age of 7 at Bernie and Diane Weston’s California Gold Gymnastics. She went through the Junior Olympic Program and became a level 10 gymnast her sophomore year of high school, and competed Level  10 for 3 years. During that time, she was also a coach at California Gold.
Jessica went on to Sacramento State Gymnastics in 2001 to compete at the NCAA Division 1 Level, where she earned a full ride scholarship. She qualified for NCAA Regionals individually, and represented Sacramento State. In 2002, 2004, and 2005, her team won the MPSF Conference Championships.
She graduated with a Bachelors in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. She got the so called “real job” after college working at a financial company and coordinating their events. At the same time, Jessica was still coaching at Bernie and Diane’s new gym called Pacific Coast Gymnastics.
Since 2009, Jessica has been coaching full-time, and is now the Optional Head Coach and Girls Team Director at Pacific Coast Gymnastics.
“If you had asked me growing up if I wanted to be a gymnastics coach I would have laughed at the thought but now I can’t imagine my life any other way. I feel so lucky to give back to our young gymnasts, even if just a sliver of what were some of the best experiences and memories I had in my life as a gymnast.” – Quote by Jessica Hoffman
Fun Fact: In 2005, when Jessica finished competing in college, she was asked to audition for a gymnastics movie called “Stick It.” She and two of her teammates from Sac State all received the part as “A Gymnast.” She lived in the Los Angeles Marriott, and worked on the set of “Stick It” for 5 weeks alongside Academy Award Winning, Jeff Bridges.

Bernie Weston, Founder of PCG
Bernie 1-Edit“I grew up in Boulder, Colorado, where I met a little 10 yr. old sister of a high school friend. I waited 9 years, and then married Diane 49 years ago. We have a son and a daughter and 2 grandchildren. I served in the Navy and earned a BA and MA in Physical Education. I taught elementary P.E. In Boulder for 13 years, plus we opened Boulder School of Gymnastics in 1974 during after-school hours. We moved to Escondido in 1981 and opened Escondido Gymnastics World (Team name – California Gold) in 1982. We would later change our official name to California Gold. I tried to retire in 2007, but missed coaching and we opened Pacific Coast Gymnastics 6 months later (Diane has always run the business/customer service end). I have coached several thousand team girls since the early 1970’s, and have had hundreds of Sectional, State and Regional Champions. I still love my job and know I have a lot of passion and knowledge to pass on for a bit longer.”
In 2012, Bernie was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for his Continued Dedication & Commitment  to the Growth & Development in the Sport of Gymnastics by The Southern California USAG State Administrative Board.

Corinne Bovetz
Corinne 1-EditCorinne Bovetz is one of the women’s team compulsory and optional coaches. Corinne started coaching competitive gymnastics in 2002. She has coached all over the country, including Hawaii. In 2011, she had the honor of working with one of the Olympic Coaches for the Magnificent 7—Steve Nunno. There, she learned her coaching philosophy. “to achieve exceptional results and well-rounded athletes through positive reinforcement and empowerment.”
In addition to coaching competitive gymnastics, Corinne worked for two years as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, while pursuing a college certificate in exercise science, and professional development credentials in Muscle Activation Technique Jumpstart training. Upon moving to California, she decided to focus solely on coaching competitive gymnastics.
Corinne is a USA Gymnastics Professional member and Developmental Coach. She is USA Gymnastics Safety certified. She has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Globe University and is National Academy of Sports Medicine Fitness Nutrition Specialist.
Fun Fact: She lived in Hawaii for three years, where she got to swim with sharks, and hike a volcano.

Christy DaPrato
Christy_IMG_3839A-EditChristy has worked at Pacific Coast Gymnastics since 2013, and is the Xcel Team Head Coach.
She started doing gymnastics at the age of 3, and was a competitive gymnast for 11 years up to Level 9.
In addition to gymnastics, she has 10 years experience on a cheer team.
She has achieved 9 National Titles competing and coaching.
Christy graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science. She competed on their varsity coed cheer team.
She has been coaching since she was 17.
Prior to Pacific Coast Gymnastics, Christy has coached at American Institute of Gymnastics, ICE Allstars, UCA, and NCA.
She’s Momma to her daughter Malea, and 3 dogs.

Jessica Kayvan
Jessica_IMG_3901A-EditJessica Kayvan has been coaching gymnastics at Pacific Coast Gymnastics for almost 4 years. This is her first year being a competitive Level 3 coach and Pre-team coach. Jessica is a USAGymnastics professional member, and was a competitive gymnast at Pacific Coast for over 6 years. In 2008 she was the Level 5 State Vault Champion and was coached by Jessica Hoffman, Bernie Weston, and Lalo Haro.

 

 

Stacy Shepardson
Stacy 1-EditCoach Stacy is one of our Team Level 3 and Level 4 coaches at Pacific Coast Gymnastics. She comes to us with 12 years of coaching experience, the safety certification for gymnastics, and is a USAG Professional Member. She also holds a KAT (kinder accreditation for teachers) certificate and a fundamentals of gymnastics instruction certificate through USAG. Coach Stacy has also attended many regional congresses provided by USAG to expand her knowledge of gymnastics.

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