Jay Ronayne (pronounced roe-NANE) is in his tenth year as the Head Gymnastics Coach at Iowa State University. He has coached for over twenty - five years in many clubs, clinics, camps and colleges throughout the United States.
A native of Worcester, Massachusetts, Jay began coaching gymnastics after competing in the sport for 12 years at the USGF (USAG) and NCAA levels. A 1989 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Ronayne received a bachelor’s degree in English. Since his graduation, Ronayne has done extensive graduate study in sport psychology and athletic coaching education.
Mary Ronayne owns and oversees the daily operation of Cardinal Gymnastics Academy. Mary is also the Iowa State University Director of Gymnastics Operations. She has worked at ISU for nine years.
Prior to joining the Cyclone staff Mary worked for Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama where she served as assistant director of the Aquatics Center for four years. Prior to that, she worked as an elementary school teacher, spending her summers working in operations and facilities for the Board of Park and Recreation Department (BOPARC) of Morgantown , West Virginia.
A 1998 graduate of West Virginia , Ronayne earned a bachelor’s of science degree in elementary education.