Biography: TRACY, Mary Lee

TRACY, Mary Lee

Inducted: 2008

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Mary Lee Tracy, owner and head coach of Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy, has been coaching for 20 years. Her diverse background includes competing in high school gymnastics and performing as a Cincinnati Bengals Cheerleader.

Mary Lee Tracy has coached numerous gymnasts to the U.S. National Team, including two members of the 1996 gold-medal Olympic team, Amanda Borden and Jaycie Phelps. She is a seven-time Region 5 Coach of the Year. In addition to coaching, Tracy has served on regional and national committees for USA Gymnastics. Tracy, the president and head coach of Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy, lives in West Chester, Ohio, and has one daughter, Rachael. Honors/Awards: Tracy was named USA Gymnastics’ Women’s Coach of the Year three consecutive years (1994-96); Region V “Coach of the Year” (1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, & 1996); USA Gymnastics “Women’s Coach of the Year” 1994–1996; Her Academy was ranked the #1 USA National Training Center, (1997, 1998, 1999); She was named Fairfield Ohio’s Businessperson of the Year, (1999-2002); Received the Great River Girl Scouts Award for Women of Distinction, (2000-2005); Elected Region 5 Elite Regional Chairman, (2005-2006); Named to the USA International Elite Committee, (2005); She has been honored with 10 Service Awards by USA Gymnastics; Region 5 Elite Coach of the Year, (2006-2008); USAG; Region 5 Coach of the Year, (2006) Coaching Highlights: Tracy coached numerous champions; e.g., 1992 Olympic Team – Amanda Borden; 1992 Individual World Championships – Amanda Borden; 1994 Individual World Championships – Amanda Borden; 1994 Team World Championships – Amanda Borden, Jaycie Phelps; 1995 Pan American Games – Amanda Borden; 1995 Team World Championships – Jaycie Phelps; 1996 Gold Medal Olympic Team – Amanda Borden, Jaycie Phelps; 1996 Coach of the Year 1996 American Cup Champions; 1996-1997 Coach of the “John Hancock Tour of Champions”; 1997 Team World Championships–Kristy Powell, Jennie Thompson; 1998 Senior Pacific Alliance Team – Sierra Sapunar; 1998 Goodwill Games – Sierra Sapunar; 1999 Pan American Games – Morgan White; 1999 Team World Championships – Alyssa Beckerman, Jennie Thompson, Morgan White; 2000 Senior Pacific Alliance Team–Morgan White; 2000 Olympic Team– Morgan White, Alyssa Beckerman (alt); 2000 Coach of the 2000 “TJ Maxx Tour of World Champions”; 2002 World Championship Team–Sam Sheehan; 2004 Pan American Games– Ashley Priess; 2008 Tour of Gymnastics Superstars; 2005 Pacific Alliance – Ashley Priess; 2005 European Tou–Ashley Priess; 2006 VISA American Cup – Jacquelyn Johnson, Bianca Flohr; 2006 Junior Pan American Games–Bianca Flohr; 2006 World Championships–Ashley Priess, Jacquelyn Johnson; 2007 European Tour–Bianco Flohr, Hilary Mauro; 2009 USA/Team; France Team 2010-Trofeo Citta Jeselo–Amanda Jetter and Cassie Whitcomb. National Team Members Coached: Amanda Borden, Jaycie Phelps, Karen Lichey, Kristi Lichey, Sam Muhleman, Mary Beth Arnold, Kristy Powell, Sierra Sapunar, Brittany Smith, Jennie Thompson, Morgan White, Kim Zimeskal, Alyssa Beckerman, Dominique Moceanu, Sam Sheehan, Ashley Priess, Jacquelyn Johnson, Hilary Mauro, Bianca Flohr, Cassie Whitcomb, & Monica Shoji.

Sources: . Data and photos collected from public sources by 2008-2010 Web Manager Jerry Wright, author of Gymnastics Who’s Who-2010. Editing by Dr. Larry Banner, 1993 GHOF Inductee.

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