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Delayne McKenzie (Fudge): Owner / Head Coach / Program Director (USAG Junior Olympic Team Coach Certified)
"Gymnastics has been apart of my life for as long as I can remember. I grew up in gyms; since mom had owned multiple by the time I was 6 when we opened Flipz in 2001. Took my first steps on the gym floor. Mom tried to get me to walk on the beam before I even knew how to walk. I competed up through level 9 (qualified and competed at regionals twice) and by then after a few injuries and multiple years of trying to make a come back I took a step back from gymnastics to focus on school. Never did I think I would get into coaching... but one day mom called and said we were short on staff and needed a coach for our new non-sanction team kiddos. I had this little group of 5 kids so eager to learn and I fell in love. I loved to see how quickly these kids were learning and how much they loved the sport. That was back in 2015 and I have been coaching and loving it ever since. Every year the girls surprise me more and more on what they are able to accomplish with their amazing teammates and the wonderful staff here at Flipz USA."
Education: Master’s in Education and School Counseling with an Emphasis in Positive Coaching (2018)
Bachelor’s in Health Science with minors in Psychology and Business (University of Missouri) (2017)
(Zina Fudge--Owner From September 2002-August 2022)
Zina was born in Tulsa, OK. She grew up doing gymnastics from age 12 to 17, and she continued her gymnastics career at the University of Missouri from 1981 to 1985. Zina attended the institution on an all-around gymnastics scholarship.
After college, Zina became a special events planner at Sand Springs Oklahoma and also coached gymnastics at Gym Queens Gymnastics. The following year, she returned to the University of Missouri to coach at Tiger Academy. She received her master’s degree in 1988.
Zina then went on to put up her own gym in June of 1989 in Jefferson City, MO. During that time, she had a lot of level 9 and 10 gymnasts who qualified for westerns and nationals. Many of these gymnasts were cross-trained with track and field and received college scholarships, while several of them moved to Great American Gymnastics Express (GAGE) to further their careers.
One of the gymnasts whom Zina trained was Sarah Shire. Sarah went on to be an international elite gymnast and is now the head coach at Pennsylvania State University.
While owning Jefferson City Gymnastics, Zina also ran Flipz Gymnastics in Sedalia, MO for five years. She opened Flipz USA Gymnastics in September of 2002, and has continued to run the gym and its competitive program since then.
As the head coach at Flipz USA Gymnastics, Zina has several level 8 to 10 gymnasts who are qualified for the regionals. She also helped Abbie Johnson qualify for the westerns in 2013.
Zina is proud of all of her gymnasts. Many have gone on to become doctors and lawyers. There are also those who pursued a career of being a coach, moved on to open their own gyms, and coach at the collegiate level.
Monday: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM