Houston Gymnastics Center Staff


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Our gymnasts are taught by some of the finest coaches in the country and all USA Gymnastics Safety Certified and Professional Members.

Their experience ranges from not only coaching gymnast to peak performances at state and national championships, but some are former Olympians and all our coaches have a vast experience in leadership in gymnastics.  

Tim Erwin
Assistant Executive Director, Gymnastics/Sports Recreation

Tim ErwinTim has been coaching and/or directing gymnastics for more than 30+ years. He has been fortunate enough to have coached many of the highest ranked Junior Gymnasts in the United States, including Steve McCain who went on to become an Olympic Team Member. In addition, Tim has traveled as a representative of the USA Gymnastics Federation with gymnasts and teams to Russia and Japan. He formally served as a Jr. National Team Coach (6 years), a Junior Olympic Program Committee Member (3 years), the Texas State Chairman (9 years), and is currently on the Texas State Committee and is the treasurer of Texas State Sims Scholarship Committee.

Tim is a former gymnast and competed on two Illinois High School State Championship Teams. He has directed and coached at the Houston Gymnastics Center for 23 years. Tim has directed invitationals in Houston for 20 years, and the Houston National Invitational for 18 years. In addition, he was the Meet Director for the 2005 USA Gymnastics Men’s Junior Olympic National Championships.

Roumen Yordanov
Women's Team Coach, Girls Program Coach & Coordinator

Roumen YordanovRoumen comes to our Houston Gymnastics Center with an extensive background in gymnastics both as a competitor and coach. He was a 1980 and 1984 Olympic Team Member for Bulgaria and was a four-time World Championships Team Member. He is honored with a Master of Sport Degree and has been coaching in Houston for the last 16 years.

Roumen has developed national, regional, and state champions in women’s and men’s gymnastics. Roumen brings to us extensive knowledge and a great report with our team and recreational participants. He is a “hands on” coach that will give all our gymnasts special attention and training time.

Adam Benas
Women's Team Coach, Coach Class Coach & Coordinator 

Adam BenasAdam came to us from a Head Coaching position in South Carolina, and is a former member of NCAA Championship Team Penn State University where he was on a full gymnastics scholarship and voted Team Captain. He was also a former Jr. National Team Member and has an extensive background in progressive coaching and spotting techniques.

In addition to his team accomplishments, Adam was a two-time NCAA All-American at Penn State. He has been coaching for 12 years and coaches boys as well as girls gymnastics. Adam brings not only a wealth of knowledge and experience to our staff, but a great positive style to coaching that shows his enthusiasm and love of the sport.

Deliana (Dee) Vodenitcharova 
Women’s Team Coach Class Coach & Coordinator

Deliana VodenitcharovaDeliana competed in the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea and Barcelona, Spain. She placed fourth on the Floor Exercise in Seoul and the Bulgarian National Team for which she competed placed fifth respectively.

Dee has an extensive background in physical education and coaching, and received her Bachelor Degree from the National Sports Academy in Sofia. She has coached in the Houston area for more than 6 years and has trained many successful gymnasts who have competed in the state, regional, and national championships. We are extremely excited to have Dee as part of our prestigious and experienced coaching staff.

Sarah Murphy
Xcel Team and Compulsory Team

Sarah Murphy

Coach Sarah has worked for the Houston Gymnastics Center for two years and is the Head Coach of our growing Xcel Team. She has a wealth of the gymnastics knowledge and was a competitive gymnast and compulsory coach before coming to HGC.

She is currently working on her Special Education degree from University of Houston and loves to help her gymnasts grow as individuals and compete to their highest potential.