As with so many of the staff and coaches at Gymnastics Beat, we got to know Daryl as an athlete before we knew him as an employee. For not being trained as a competitive athlete from a young age, he impressed us with his high skill level, while diving at age 14 and incredible positive energy. As one of our Coaches, he sets a great example as a role model for the many children who are under his instruction. With a BA degree in Arabic studies & strategic-military training while in the Navy, plus Daryl’s leadership, commitment to health and fitness, are evident in everything he does. “Everything” is the best word to describe his work! He heads team programs, works field trips, summer camps, birthday parties on top of teaching yoga and substitute coaches when necessary. He has choreographed and directed showcases for our Acrobatic Gymnastics class, a tumbling-urban demonstration for the Harlem Globetrotters, and a Christmas show as the popular ‘singing grinch’ for the Fresno Art Hop in Riverpark. Daryl’s willingness to step into a variety of roles has been an invaluable asset to our gym. Even with short notice, he has handled coaching and administrative responsibilities with efficiency and dedication to our vision.