Staff

 Legacy T & T Coaching Staff

Owner/Coach Mig O'Hara and Coach Richelle Harris - Fall 2015
Owner/Coach Mig O’Hara and Coach Richelle Harris – Fall 2015

Mig O’Hara – Owner/Coach

Mig has been coaching J.O. (Junior Olympics) and Elite level Artistic gymnastics for over 30 years. After ten years of competitive gymnastics, which included winning three Maryland State Championships as well as finishing in the top ten at the College Nationals, she went on to compete in both Sports Acrobatics and T&T (trampoline and tumbling). She and her partner won the bronze medal for Women’s Pairs at the 1978 US National Acrobatic Championships and became members of the National Team. The following year, she attended the World Age Group Championships in Honolulu where she placed sixth in Tumbling. For the next 15 years, she pursued a career in show business, performing as a dancer, singer, acrobat, and aerialist in theaters all over the United States, in the Caribbean, and on cruise ships. While performing as a lead dancer in the show “Splash” at the Reno Hilton, she met her husband-to-be and decided to make Reno her home. In the spring of 2005, she started her own business, Legacy T&T. She is proud to have 20 athletes (so far) win National Championship titles in T&T. She has taken several athletes to international competitions, including the International Age Group Championships, the Flower Cup, the Flanders Cup, and the David Ward-Hunt Cup. She has been a member of the Olympic Development Program Committee, and served as the tumbling representative for the Junior Olympic Committee. She is also the Nevada State Director for T&T and is a rated judge in all three disciplines. She has consistently had athletes on the JumpStart National Team, ODP National Team, and both Junior and Senior US National Teams. While continuing to perform with the “Colin Ross Band,” teach dance, choreograph, and help produce special events, Mig hopes to build the finest T&T program in the country… with a little help from her incredibly talented coaching staff!

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Richelle Harris – Coach

Coach Richelle Harris
Coach Richelle Harris

Richelle retired from Artistic gymnastics in 2004 after a long, successful career as a high-level gymnast. She was recruited as a college gymnast to Boise State University, where she attended school for a little over 1 year. Richelle then decided to return home to Reno to continue her education at the University of Nevada-Reno, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with distinction. She continued to maintain her connection with gymnastics through coaching. In September 2004, she accepted a position with Legacy T&T. In addition to training competitive athletes, she came out of retirement in order to compete herself. She won a Bronze Medal for Double Mini at the 2005 J.O National Championships.   Richelle is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with so many talented, young athletes as she continues to follow her passion as a coach. She is proud to have coached many athletes on the JumpStart National team, ODP National Team, and both Junior and Senior US National Teams, as well as 14 National Champions! Not only is Richelle a coach, but she is also a rated T&T judge on all three disciplines, the business manager for Legacy T&T, and a new mom! She just recently had her first baby, a daughter named Kahlan. She is a huge advocate for breast cancer research after losing her mother to the horrible disease in 2008, and is so appreciative of the support she receives by her athletes, parents, and coworkers at Legacy T&T!