It seems the only one everyone agrees is lovely is Kyla Ross's elite coach who hugged everybody and I particularly remember her consoling Jordyn Weiber in London when she didn't make AA in qualifications.
Where would you send a kid now if you had a potential Elite? Simone Biles gym? Or Zhang/Liang, Sarah Jantzi?
What about Liang Chow, Shawn Johnson’s coach who also coached Gabby Douglas in 2012? He always seemed to have a lovely and calm demeanor. Laurent and Cecile Landi were Madison Kocian’s personal coaches and she seems to have had a great relationship with them. They were at WOGA though, which doesn’t have the best reputation, and are coaching Simone Biles now. Simone’s previous coach Aimee Boorman also seemed to be quite sensible.
I read Dominique Moceanu’s book awhile back and she commented on how Amy Chow’s coaches (Mark Young and Diane Amos) were very protective of her and defended Amy when the Karolyis yelled at her for no reason. It seemed like they emphasized quality over quantity in training as well. Moceanu also praised her early coaches at Lafleur’s Gymnastics in Florida.
I don’t follow gymnastics very closely, so please correct me if I’m wrong on any of the above. The news from the gymnastics world has been so horrifying of late that I have to believe there are still some decent people in the sport.