About Coach Kevin

“Mr. Kevin” Hays was a gymnast and swimmer, graduating from Omaha South High School (1980), the United States Naval Academy (Political Science – 1984) and the Naval Postgraduate School (Physical Oceanography – 1993). He started coaching gymnastics in 1991 at California Gold Gymnastics in Escondido, CA. The Hays family moved to Hawaii in 1994 where Kevin coached at Hawaii Gymnastics Academy and Hawaiian Island Twisters, the National Gymnastics Training Center on Oahu.

In 1997, the Hays family moved to Maryland where Kevin started coaching at Docksiders Gymnastics. He then joined the Maryland Twisters tumbling staff in 2001. Kevin is USASF Safety, American Red Cross First Aid, and CPR certified.

Kevin has been blissfully married to Laurie since 1985. Two of their daughters, Meghan and Brenna, are Maryland Twisters F5 alumni and cheered for the University of Central Florida. Their youngest daughter, Kelly, coached cheer in Salisbury, MD while earning her teaching degree. Mr. Kevin has a granddaughter whom he hopes to introduce to sports as soon as she can walk.

Mr. Kevin is excited to start another competitive season coaching Eye of the Storm.