Our Gymnastics Coaches
The instructors at Westminster School of Gymnastics (WSOG) have coached athletes who participated in World Competition Level gymnastics. These experienced coaches keep our students training for and learning up-to-date tricks and techniques. WSOG welcomes a diversity of people and maintains a non-smoking and alcohol/drug free environment.
Career Opportunities - Positions Available
- Cheerleading Team Coach
- Cheerleading Tumbling Instructor
- Acro Gymnastics Coach
- Tumbling and Trampoline Coach
Please contact us for further details. Thank you!
Gym Owner & Head Coach
Rauf is a professional acrobat, tumbler, and gymnast, who spent decades inside the world of gymnastics as a student, worker, and advisor to younger generations. During his career as a coach, Rauf prepared highly skilled and elite level gymnasts who are currently members of regional and/or national teams and performers of Cirque Du Soleil. Before immigrating to the United States, Rauf coached the Junior National Team, Azerbaijan (former USSR). His coaching career in Maryland began in 1995. Rauf has played a big role in developing and establishing gymnastics programs such as acrobatics and tumbling, at various gymnastics clubs in Maryland.
Rauf's career as a gymnast began when he was only 6 years old. He successfully graduated from the Sport Academy of Olympic Reserve in Baku City, Azerbaijan (former USSR) as a National Team member. Rauf has been awarded numerous certificates, diplomas, and medals for his gymnastics abilities.
Rauf never stopped educating himself after graduating from University of Physical Education and Individual Sports, Baku city, Azerbaijan (former USSR) in 1993. He has two USA degrees from Towson University B.S., Business Administration, Concentration in Finance in 2003 and University of Phoenix, M.S. of Accountancy in 2011.
Teresa Parks- Acro Gymnastics Dance Coach /Professional Dancer
Teresa started dancing at the age of three and by the age of seven was actively competing for dance. With training in areas of dance raging from Pointe, Ballet, Tap, Acro-Jazz, Ballroom, and Irish Step Dance, she started performing professionally on stage by the age of 14. She has been on stage of New York City, Las Vegas, Las Angeles, and Disney World. She has been teaching for almost 10 years and choreographing for 7 years.
Tumbling & Trampoline Coach Assistant / Recreational Gymnastics Instructor
Carolee Kinloch was a competitive gymnast and has four children on teams at Westminster School of Gymnastics. She is a home and hospital teacher in Howard County and has been teaching recreational gymnastics at Westminster School of Gymnastics since the fall of 2013 and assisting the Tumbling & Trampoline team at the meets. Carolee is a USA Gymnastics professional member and she is a Gymnastics Safety & Risk Management Certified Instructor.
Office/Front Desk Coordinator
Abigail Kish is 17 years old and a freshman in college. She graduated from Manchester Valley High School in 2014 with the intent of furthering her education and becoming a teacher. She loves working with children and is currently enrolled at Carroll Community College working toward becoming a Pre-School teacher. She enjoyed taking gymnastics at a younger age. Abigail has a younger brother that has been doing gymnastics for six years and has been a part of the competitive team for about four of these years. She attends all of his meets and is very supportive of him as a gymnast and his team.
Recreational Gymnastic Instructor
Molly Watkins is 19 years old and she has competed in gymnastics successfully for 11 of them. She is a sophomore in college and she is currently taking classes at Carroll Community College to receive her associates degree. She began taking gymnastics classes when she was only three. As the years went on, Molly began competing by the age of 6 and progressed year after year and made it all the way to level 8. Throughout those 11 years, Molly won numerous competitions in state and regional levels. Molly loves gymnastics and shares her experience and knowledge by coaching younger generations of gymnasts.