2019 Season Coaching Changes

Every year after the season concludes, a coaching shuffle happens with those underperforming not being retained, assistants moving up to better gigs and other changes that are oftentimes hard to keep track of. Throughout the offseason, we’ll be updating this post with new information of coaching changes, from firings to hirings.

Air Force



  • Assistant coach position open after Tabitha Yim left for head coach position at Stanford, John Court named interim head coach and eventually head coach.
  • Taylor Spears named assistant coach. Spears was formerly assistant coach at North Carolina (May 7, 2018).


  • Assistant coaches Jaime Armbrust and Garrett Griffith were promoted to associate head coaches.


  • Assistant coach Mary McDaniel no longer listed on Auburn gymnastics website (June 4, 2018).
  • Ashley Priess Johnston hired as assistant coach (June 6, 2018).


  • Assistant coach Holly Thomas no longer listed on site (seen July 18, 2018).

Eastern Michigan

  • Assistant coach Stephen Graham no longer listed on site (seen July 18, 2018).


George Washington


  • Assistant coach Ashley Priess-Johnston no longer listed on Illinois gymnastics website (June 4, 2018).


North Carolina

  • Assistant coach Taylor Spears took open position at Arizona (May 7, 2018).


San Jose State


  • Head coach Kristi Ewasko contract not renewed (Dec. 13, 2017).
  • Brittney Emmons named acting head coach (Dec. 13, 2017).


  • Head coach Umme Salim-Beasley hired as head coach at Rutgers (May 11, 2018).
  • Assistant coaches Anastasia Halbig and Michael Rosso followed Salim-Beasley to Rutgers (July 6, 2018).
  • Air Force’s assistant head coach Josh Nilson named head coach (July 6, 2018).


Utah State

  • Assistant Coach Harris Bergman left team after conference championships.
  • Erik Lewis hired as assistant coach (May 21, 2018).

West Virginia

  • Assistant Coach Shea Anderson no longer listed on WVU site (seen July 27, 2018).

Updated July 25.


  1. There were obviously two assistant coaches st Utah State all season, not sure why you’re reporting that there was only one. Harris only left the team just after conference…

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