The SAMMYS were handed out for academic, athletics and community service excellence.
The three gymnasts represented San José State Saturday at the regional meet.
Taylor Chan was named the MPSF Freshman of the Year, while Shella Martinez received the MPSF Assistant Coach of the Year award.
•2017 MPSF Assistant Coach of the Year
•2016-17 San José State Assistant Coach of the Year
Shella Martinez enters her 15th season as a member of the San Jose State women’s gymnastics coaching staff in 2018. She brings over 20 years of coaching experience to the Spartans.
Martinez is the beam coach, recruiting coordinator and handles all choreography for the Spartans. Alongside her work at San José State, she choreographs routines for numerous club teams in the Bay Area.
During her time on the Spartans’ coaching staff, Martinez has coached the only two teams to win a conference championship in program history (2017 & 2004 MPSF Champion Spartans), six of seven San José State teams that qualified for the NCAA postseason and Thomasina Wallace and Veronica Porte at NCAA Nationals in 2009. Three former Spartan have won conference beam titles during her tenure - Amberly Klein (2004), Cami Guyer (2013) and Marissa Unpingco (2015).
Her beam teams broke the school record in 2011 (49.275) and has the second-best score as well (49.075 in 2012 and 2015).
From 2005 through 2012, she owned Gold Coast Gymnastics, and coached former Spartan Kiley Field.
Before coming to San José State, from 2002 through 2004, Martinez was the head team coach at Pegasus Gymnastics Academy in Milpitas, Calif.
For three years, from 1995 through 1998, Martinez worked at Funtastics Gymnastics in Coeur d`Alene, Idaho where she developed and implemented programs to aid in the teaching of fundamental gymnastics.
As a gymnast, Martinez competed for the Gold Cup Gymnastics Academy in Albuquerque, N.M. As a Level 9 gymnast in 1990, she qualified for Regionals and western nationals. After becoming a Level 10 gymnast in 1991, she qualified for Regionals, and qualified for Regionals and Nationals in 1992.
Shella and her husband Mike Reiswig were married in 2009, and have a daughter, Charleese Mikell (2), and a son, Wyatt Jude who was born in August of 2016.