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Tammy Gambill is an American figure skating coach and former national-level skater. Several of her students have medaled at international competitions and one has competed at the Olympics. She has also won the 2005 USOC Developmental Coach Award.
Gambill grew up in Sacramento, California. She first went ice skating with her Blue Bird troop. Her older sister was a competitive swimmer, but since Gambill didn't have the talent, so she convinced her parents to let her take figure skating lessons. When she was 13, she moved to Los Angeles, to work with a top coach. She lived with a host family and made it to Nationals.
Gambill began coaching at age 19 in northern California before moving to Redlands, California in the 1990s. She began coaching in Icetown in Riverside, California when it opened in 1997.
Her current and former students include:
- Karen Chen, 2017 U.S. national champion
- Lindsay Davis
- Amanda Dobbs
- Richard Dornbush (2014 Lombardia Trophy champion, 2010–11 JGP Final champion, 2011 U.S. national silver medalist)
- Austin Kanallakan
- Ellie Kawamura
- Leah Keiser
- Brendan Kerry (competed at 2014 Winter Olympics)
- Vanessa Lam
- Hannah Miller
- Daisuke Murakami
- Shotaro Omori
- Dennis Phan (2004 JGP Final champion and the 2003 U.S. national junior champion)
- Tyler Pierce (2014 U.S. national junior silver medalist)
- Sandra Rucker
- Caroline Zhang
- Vincent Zhou (2013 U.S. national junior champion)
She has received several awards including:
- 2005 USOC Developmental Coach Award
- 2005, 2012, 2013 U.S. Figure Skating / PSA Developmental Coach of the Year
- nominated for 2011 U.S. Figure Skating / PSA Coach of the Year
Gambill has also served on several U.S. Figure Skating committees, including Athlete Development Committee, Sports Sciences and Medicine Committee, and Coaches Committee. In 2006, she was chair of the Coaches Committee. She has been on the Board of Directors for both U.S. Figure Skating and Professional Skaters Association.