Coach Garmon has been involved with the sport of gymnastics since 1984, his freshman year of high school. He competed for 4 years on Lakeview Centennial’s varsity gymnastics team and served as the team captain in 1988 when they won the State Championship title for THSGCA. During high school, his teams qualified for the State meet 3 years in a row, finishing 3rd in 1986, 2nd in 1987 and State Champions in 1988. In his senior season, he made event finals on Rings, High Bar, Vault and Floor finishing in the top 6 in each event. Additionally, he competed on club gymnastics teams, Flippers Inc. and Metroplex Gymnastics. From 1988 – 1991, he competed on the Longhorn Gymnastics Team at The University of Texas in Austin. As a freshman, he won the Texas Gymnastics Conference Championship All-Around Title in 1989. And in 1990, his team won the Division III Club Collegiate National Championships.
Coach Garmon began coaching gymnastics in the summer of 1989 as a boy's gymnastics coach for Flippers, Inc. He went on to coach girl’s gymnastics at Crenshaw’s Athletic Club in Austin from 1990-1992. From 1993 – 2003, he coached boy's and girl's gymnastics for Golden Triangle Gymnastics in Denton. From 2004-2012, he was the boy's and girl's head coach for all of Keller ISD, which included Keller, Fossil Ridge, Central, and Timber Creek high schools. In that time, he has had 9 different students chosen for the Texas Senior National Team, one state all-around champion, 18 different individual state qualifiers that finished in the top 10 in the State, and 5 girls teams qualify to the State meet finishing 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, and 9th. In 10 years of coaching, the Texas High School Gymnastics Coaches Association has honored him twice as the Region IV Coach of the Year, in 2004 and in 2006. In 2007 and 2010 the THSGCA voted him the State Coach of the Year. And in 2009, he was selected as the Assistant Head Coach for the Texas Senior National Boy's Team, traveling to Chicago, Illinois to compete. In his years at EMS ISD, he has had a gymnast that has won back-to-back District Champions, finished 3rd Place All-Around in 2014 Regionals, 20th Place All-Around at the 2013 State meet, and finished 10th Place All-Around at the 2014 State Meet.
His wife, Tommi Lynn Garmon, has been the foundation of their successful marriage and his strongest supporter of his coaching career. They have twin daughters, Allyson and Elizabeth, and another daughter, named Summer. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of North Texas. He earned his teaching certification in secondary math, through ECAP in 2001.
In 2012, he was hired by EMS ISD, as the new girl’s gymnastics coach for Chisholm Trail High School. He currently coaches the gymnastics teams for Ed Willke and Creekview middle schools. At Chisholm Trail High School, he coaches 2 beginner gymnastics classes, 1 intermediate class, 1 JV team and 1 Varsity team. He is also serving as a math tutor for all students in need of assistance at Chisholm Trail.