Yvonne Gómez

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Yvonne Gómez
Personal information
Full name Yvonne Gómez Muñoz
Country represented  Spain
 United States
Born (1966-12-19) December 19, 1966 (age 50)
San Francisco, California
Height 157 cm (5.15 ft)
Coach Linda Leaver

Yvonne Gómez Muñoz (born December 19, 1966 in San Francisco, California) is a Spanish-American figure skater who competed internationally for both Spain and the United States. She represented Spain at the 1988 Winter Olympics and the 1988 and 1989 World Championships.

A member of the United States International Team (1983-1987), she represented the United States in two World University Games claiming the bronze medal at the 1987 Winter Universiade.[1] She, along her lifelong friend Brian Boitano, was coached by Linda Leaver and the three remain the best of friends to this day. Following her retirement from competitive skating, Yvonne skated professionally on the Brian Boitano and Katarina Witt Ice Skating Tour, USA and Canada (1990-1992) and had the role of Michaela in Horant H. Hohlfeld's Emmy winning HBO movie Carmen on Ice, 1990. She is married to Dr. Jeremy Howell, a professor at the University of San Francisco, and has two children, Catrin and Matias.


After retiring from professional skating, Yvonne spent the next decade carving out a career in television sport and entertainment programming. Mentored by world renowned CBS sports director Bob Fishman, Yvonne became an Emmy nominated television director of network entertainment television specials and international figure skating competitions (NBC, CBS, ABC, ESPN, Turner, PBS, Lifetime), World figure skating championships and numerous television specials featuring Olympic figure skaters and musicians such as Seal, Barry Manilow, Ray Charles, Josh Groban, Burt Bacharach, Andrea Bocelli, Smokey Robinson, Demi Lavato, Wynona Judd, Gretchen Wilson, Sara Evans, Michael Bolton, Michael McDonald, OAR, Bella Thorne, Cody Simpson, Goo Goo Dolls, Backstreet Boys, Chicago, Jonas Brothers, Frankie Vali, Amy Grant, Chris Isaac, Celtic Woman, Earth Wind and Fire, Ashanti, Foreigner, Heart, Train, OAR, and Aretha Franklin.

She has received two Emmy Directing nominations for Outstanding Directing in a Spacial Category (2003, 2008)

High Performance Coaching[edit]

While a successful television director, Yvonne returned to school and obtained a master's degree in Sport Psychology, an area of interest from her competitive figure skating days when she worked with Dr. Bruce Ogilvie, one of the pioneers of sports psychology in the Unites States. With a growing high performance consulting portfolio, she currently works with the University of San Francisco Athletic Department (Men's Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Cross Country, Track & Field, Golf, Soccer; Women's Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Golf, Cross Country, Track and Field), San Francisco Elite Soccer Academy, Spanish Olympic Figure Skating Federation, University of New Mexico Volleyball, and individual athletes on the Symmetra Golf Tour, European PGA, US International and National Figure Skating Team, Junior National Squash, Formula Russell car racing, Major League Soccer, and United Soccer League.

Figure Skating Results[edit]

Event 82–83
Olympics 18th
Worlds 13th 18th
Europeans 10th
Danubius Trophy 1st
Ennia Challenge 3rd
NHK Trophy 5th 4th
Universiade 3rd
U.S. Champ. 2nd J 8th 7th
J = Junior level

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