Coach Spotlight – Donnie Gumble

Coach Donald “Donnie” Gumble is currently in his second season as the Head Strength and Conditioning coach at Creekside High School.  Coach Gumble is a local product, having grown up in St. Augustine and graduating from St. Augustine High School in 2007.  He brings wealth of experience as a teacher and coach. After graduating St. Augustine High School, Coach Gumble attended Florida Gulf Coast University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Human Performance in 2013. He furthered his education with a Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Mercer University in 2014. Coach Gumble is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is also a Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting.  Aside from the Strength and Conditioning, he serves as the Head Girls’ and Boys’ Weightlifting team coach.  Recently, the Girls’ Weightlifting team placed 2nd in the district meet with 33 personal records set in bench, clean & jerk and/or total weight.  

In addition to coaching at Creekside High School, his experience includes assistant coach for Butler University Softball, 2016 (Big East Conference Championship), Butler University Track & Field, (2015 Big East Conference Women’s Outdoor Triple Jump Champion/Most Outstanding Performer Field Events), Mercer University Men’s Soccer, (2014 Southern Conference Championship), Mercer University Women’s Soccer, (2014 Southern Conference Championship), Mercer University Men’s Golf, (2013 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship).

“My goal is to educate, equip and empower the student-athlete using proven methodology within a safe and positive environment, to develop strength and skills that will directly transfer to improved athletic performance.” – Coach Gumble

Coach Gumble currently lives in St. Augustine with wife, Nicole and two children, Crawford and Stella.