About Us

Who we are

We pride ourselves on our experienced coaching staff and a friendly environment that has made Huntley Unlimited Gymnastics School one of Illinois premier gymnastics training facilities. With over 15,000 square feet and a variety of programs, H.U.G.S has it all.

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Jerry Leonard

Owner

  • Owner and has been coaching for 22 years.
  • Team and Recreational Coach.
  • Bachelors degree in Business and Physical Education.
  • Competed IHSA and USGF at the Elite Level.
  • Husband and father of two children.
  • Husband and father of two children.
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Jenn Baker

Owner

  • Gymnat for 13 years and coach has coached for 12 yers.
  • Bachelors degree in Child Psychology
  • Masters Degree in Elementary Education
  • Wife and mother of a little gymnast
  • In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her family
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Mario Nogouz

Head Coach

  • Has been coaching for 30 years and has been with HUGS for 6 years.
  • Head Coach/Director of the HUGS Optional Team Program.
  • Bachelors Degree in Physical Education.
  • Husband and father of two boys–loves spending his spare time with them.
  • Enjoys listening to Opera music.
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Shannon Cortilet

Coach

  • Coach at HUGS for 5 years
  • Has trained at HUGS since age 6
  • Coaches Recreational Classes, Xcel Program, and Pre Team
  • Favorite Event: Floor
  • In her spare time she enjoys doing gymnastics & shopping
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Brittany Tanski

Coach

  • Has been coaching gymnastics for the past 2 years
  • Coaches Recreational Classes, Preschool, Kinder Gym, Tumbling, and Team
  • Was a gymnast for 14 years finish as a Level 10 gymnasts, was a state champ & national qualifier
  • Favorite Event: Bars
  • In her spare time she enjoys doing gymnastics
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Claire Filpi

Coach

  • Has been coaching gymnastics for 3 years
  • Has been part of the HUGS Staff since 2014
  • Coaches Recreational Classes and Tumbling
  • Was a Power Tumbling and Trampoline athlete for 7 years
  • Favorite Event: Floor
  • In her free time she stay very busy as the Sports Editor for her school yearbook and news paper while also being a nanny and photographer
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Ashley Williams

Coach

  • Newest member of our HUGS Staff
  • Coaches Recreational Classes
  • Coaches Recreational Classes and Tumbling
  • Favorite Event: Vault