Amy Smith named Utah State head gymnastics coach


Amy Smith has been named the head gymnastics coach at Utah State University, it was announced Monday by Vice President and Director of Athletics John Hartwell. Smith replaces Nadalie Walsh, who is the new gymnastics coach at Illinois.

“The combination of her experience and success, both as a student-athlete – winning a national championship at UCLA – and as a coach, whether it was at UCLA, Florida, Missouri or North Carolina, clearly in her progression as a coach, she is ready to take over a program of her own,” Hartwell said. “We have a proud and successful tradition within our gymnastics program at Utah State and with her addition, she can take us to new levels of success.”

Smith joins the Aggies after spending the past five seasons at North Carolina. She was promoted to associate head coach in 2014. In all, Smith brings 16 years of coaching experience with her to Utah State.

“It is such a great honor to become the Aggies’ fourth head coach in the history of the program,” Smith said. “Everyone in the athletics department was fantastic and I loved feeling everyone’s sense of Aggie pride throughout the interview process. I am so thrilled and grateful that Athletics …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

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