Founder of the Frederick Gymnastics Club in 1981, Eric Crum provided facilities and Olympic-caliber coaches for county gymnastics after the sport was dropped on the interscholastic level. His program and athletes have gained national recognition, producing 15 Maryland state team championships and more than 300 individual state titlists. Crum played on Tri-State champion football and baseball teams at Governor Thomas Johnson High School and coached football and track at several county high schools. The 1983 Frederick County Teacher of the Year has also received numerous state honors for his middle school physical education programs. He is recognized as a gymnastics giant and a renowned physical education teacher.