Hope Stanghill joined the Rabun Gap community in 2021 as our strength and conditioning coach. She has competed in the world championships for Team USA in Olympic weightlifting and brings years of lifting experience to our strength and conditioning program. She holds a Level 1 Coaches Certification with USA Weightlifting and graduated from Northern Michigan University with an M.S. 运动科学和一个B.S. 健康与健身管理.
在Rabun Gap的工作中, 斯坦希尔教练在学校上课时主持奥林匹克风格的举重课程, 其中两个是女生专属. Coach Stanghill also works closely with all of our athletic teams on strength and conditioning and instructs workout classes for employees.
The community of Rabun Gap is very “family” oriented and allows for many great opportunities for the students that I believe you can’t find at other schools.
I have enjoyed how open-minded the students are to learning new lifts in the weight room and how hard they work to get better each day. They all have a great desire to achieve goals and know they must work hard to do so.
The Strength and Conditioning Program is an Olympic Style Weightlifting program that focuses on full body explosive movements that can correlate to all sports and everyday movements.
My ambition for the program and for the students is to have all the kids understand the Olympic Lifts and the use that have for their sports. 对于我们的学生, I would like for the gym to be a space that has all the equipment and resources they need to achieve their athletic goals. I believe it is important to develop a gym that can be used for many purposes and for all the sports the school has to offer.
I chose to become a coach because I wanted to influence the young generations in a positive way. I believe some of the best lessons in life can be taught in the weight room and I know that is the place where I can make the most impact. It is also very rewarding to see students start to improve on their lifts and see the confidence in them grow in the weight room.
我的教练理念是多关节，全身，爆发力动作. 这就是奥运会升降机发挥作用的地方. 我相信它们对运动员的表现有很大的影响.
What was it like to compete for Team USA in Olympic weightlifting at the world championships?
能成为美国队的一员并代表我的国家是我最大的荣誉之一. 参加世锦赛是一次奇妙的经历, 在这些比赛中，我学到了很多十大网堵平台这项运动和我自己的东西. 它让我在这项运动中变得成熟，并带我去了一些令人惊叹的地方. 我非常感激我能在我的生命中有这些经历.
我最美好的记忆就是和这里的女运动员一起工作. Seeing each of them grow and become more confident in their abilities and strengths has been a very rewarding experience. 我为我所有的学生感到骄傲, 但我的女儿们今年真的出现了, 我和他们在一起非常开心.
What’s the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume alone?
我真的很喜欢摄影和在空闲时间旅行. 通过镜头看我们周围的世界是很神奇的. 除此之外，健身房就是我的生活!