Texas East Mission Statement

We realize that from the earliest years of every child's life success is achieved through physical activities. The mission of Texas East Gymnastics is for all participants to gain enhanced self-worth, self-confidence, and an "I can" attitude. Our students are faced with physical and mental challenges in the safe environment of the gym and find solutions by learning new and exciting skills. As our athletes progress through our level system, we are happy for their gymnastics accomplishments, but even more proud that we foster the ability in each person to say "I CAN!"

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L-R: Martin Parsley, Stacy Panfil-Parsley, Marlynne Parsley Finch, Kathy Parsley, Dwight Parsley

Dwight Parsley

  • Masters Degree in Education
  • Extensive Classroom Instruction
  • Vocational coordination and athletic coaching
  • Over 40 years coaching gymnastics
  • Co-owner of Texas East Gymnastics L.L.C.

Kathy Parsley

  • Over 40 years coaching experience
  • Includes gymanstics & baton twirling, Master baton twirling judge
  • Cooper certified fitness training
  • Co-owner of Texas East Gymnastics L.L.C.

Martin Parsley

  • Extensive Kinesiology studies
  • Over 20 years coaching gymnastics
  • 7 years of training with Olympic coach Bela Karolyi
  • Coached State & Regional Champions, National Qualifiers, Pre-Elite and Elite National Team member, and Elite gymnasts to USA Championships 2008 - 2010
  • 2008 Texas Coach of the Year

Stacy Panfil-Parsley

  • B.A. in English & Elementary Education
  • Over 15 years at Texas East Gymnastics
  • Coached State & Regional Champions and National Qualifiers, Pre-Elite and Elite National Team Member, and Elite gymnasts to USA Championships 2008 - 201


Marlynne Parsley Finch

  • over 25 years coaching experience
  • over 15 years dance training
  • National Champion Twirler 
  • UIL Outstanding Twirler Award
  • Cooper certified personal trainer
  • Established, owned and operated The Gymnastic Zone in Red Oak, Texas
  • Choreographer for the award winning Dance Teams, Cheer Squads, Twirling Lines, and High School and Collegiate Feature Twirlers
  • Choreographer for Texas East Competitive Gymnastics Team