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.
Trampoline & Acro Gymnastics Coach
Irina is a professional acrobat, tumbler, gymnast, and circus performer. For many years, Irina was a member of the Russia National Team. After retiring from her competitive sport career, she joined the circus and worked with the Ringling Brothers Circus. Afterwards, Irina coached trampoline and regular gymnastics classes in gyms around Maryland. Many of Irina's students are national champions and members of the national team. Irina also provides all-embracing yet conscientious exercise sessions for women and men; she consults and sets up specific individualized practice regime for each individual.
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.