Jeremy Manthey. (Contributed)

SPASH names new girls gymnastics coach

By Patrick Lynn

SPASH has appointed a new head coach for girls gymnastics.

Jeremy Manthey is a native of Adams-Friendship and has worked gymnastics camps all over the country from Lake Owen, Wis., to New Orleans. Manthey has been coaching gymnastics since 2000, and got his start at the South Wood County YMCA.

Over the years, Manthey, who was named the 2009 NACGC/W Division III West Region assistant coach of the year, and coached the 2020 conference and 2021 National Championship UW-Oshkosh gymnastics team and has worked with such well-known gymnasts as John Rothlisberger, John McReady, Bridget Sloan, Terrin Humpfrey, Shawn Johnson, and Nastia Liukin.

Manthey has also been a guest clinician at Flip Fest Camp in Tennessee, and at numerous Division I and III college camps.

“I am honored and excited to be stepping into this new role as the head girls gymnastics coach at SPASH,” Manthey said in a press statement. “My goal is to provide opportunities for student-athletes to grow as an individual in and out of the gym. ”