Kim started gymnastics at the age of 3. She competed in Texas with her sister, KRISTI , from age 8 through high school. She was Junior Olympic National Champion 3 times on bars, vault and All-Around. She was second place in Beam and Floor 2 times. She was also Western National Champion @ age 13 and qualified to compete in the Elite Level. She was on the Class I(like level 10) National Team 3 times. She also competed in Las Vegas in an International Invitational for the USA National Team. She attended Mizzou on a gymnastics scholarship . In college she was Big 8 Gymnast of the week for 5 consecutive weeks. She was the first MIZZOU GYMNAST to score a 9.90, back then a 9.90 was rare but now it is a common sight in college gymnastics. She also was on the 1993 Big 8 Championship Team for Mizzou.
Kim has coached at Columbia Gymnastics (in college), Tiger Academy (in college),Richardson Gymnastics, Allen Gymnastics, and Metroplex Gymnastics in Texas. She has been a coach at Flipz since 2005. She has coach from preschool classes up to Level 7 in the past. She also does field trips and special events at FLIPZ.
Coach Kim currently is the HEAD COACH of the XCEL GIRLS TEAM. As she calls them ” TEAM XCELLENCE”….Because every girl is XCELlent in their own way.
She is also a Teacher on the GYMNASTICS EXPRESS BUS.
You might also see her working at DONUT D-LITE @ Lake of the Woods or Vandiver.
When asked, “What do you enjoy most about coaching gymnastics?”, Kim’s response was, “I enjoy watching the kids learn new things and try new skills. I love seeing the joy on their faces when they accomplish a new skill or goal and when the gymnast make friendships in the gym and carried them throughout life.”
Kim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from the University of Missouri.
Kim is married to husband, Jeff who is a science teacher at LANGE MIDDLE SCHOOL. Kim was a beauty pageant queen at age 3. She has also been a swim teacher. She is a balloon animal artist. When she was 13 years old, she broke her foot and the doctors told her she would never be able to compete again and would always walk with a limp. She obviously proved them wrong. She says, “You can achieve anything when you put your heart into it.”. This is something COACH KIM instills in all her athletes…….That you can achieve anything.