It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Coach Doug Sleeman. Coach Doug passed away June 4th while celebrating his 50th birthday in Costa Rica. According to his Facebook page, Doug was riding a motorcycle that was hit by a semi tractor trailer. We are devastated by this awful news.

Doug coached at Twisters for almost two decades. Throughout his time here, he had a positive impact on tens of thousands of children and families and became a great friend to hundreds of staff members and parents. Doug had an incredible energy and enthusiasm in the gym and it was easy to see why he was loved by so many people.

As we all mourn the loss of Doug, please also keep his daughters Irelyn, Eden, McKenna, his fiancé Nanette, and the rest of his family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time. Please also feel free to share your favorite memories of coach Doug with us in the comments or when you visit the gym; this is a time we all need to lean on each other.

The Twisters Family