College Gym News photographer Emily Howell-Forbes and EIC Elizabeth Grimsley have already shot a couple dozen meets between the two of them. This season, we take a walk down memory lane and share some of their favorite photographs from the last few years.
This week, we selected our favorite shots showing the coach-athlete relationship. From settling the nerves before beam to celebrating after a hit routine, college coaches live each moment as intensely as the gymnasts.
Florida’s head coach Jenny Rowland gives last-minute pointers to Megan Skaggs. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Lynzee Brown and Denver’s former assistant coach Jay Hogue at the 2019 NCAA National Championships. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Cal co-head coach Liz Crandall-Howell hugs Toni-Ann Williams after her season-ending injury in 2019. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Oklahoma’s KJ Kindler’s pep-talks before beam are renowned across the gymnastics community. We certainly have wished many times to be a fly on the apparatus to hear her words. Here, Kindler speaks to Olivia Trautman and Brenna Dowell before their own routines. (Photo/Elizabeth Grimsley)
Washington’s assistant coach Chad Wiest keeps the mood light at the 2018 NCAA National Championships. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Kristina Komforte, the Bruins’ associate head coach, cheers Grace Glenn up before beam. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Iowa’s head coach Larissa Libby enjoys a fun atmosphere during her team’s floor warmup. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Samantha Snider, Pitt’s head coach, helps Kiley Robatin control her nerves before beam. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Jenny Leung celebrates with Arizona’s assistant coach Taylor Spears. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Utah’s head coach Tom Farden is thrilled after a hit routine from Maile O’Keefe. On the right, former assistant coach Robert Ladanyi high-fives Mykayla Skinner after her vault. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Kaytianna McMillan, a former assistant coach at the recently discontinued Seattle Pacific program, encourages Alix Pierce. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Alina Cartwright, a volunteer assistant coach at Alaska, gives pointers to Kennedy Green before floor. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Mary Jansson, head coach at UIC before the program was terminated after the 2019 season, and Alisa Sheremeta at the 2019 USAG National Championships. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Lindenwood’s head coach Jen Llewellyn (right) blends in with her team as they anxiously watch their teammate on balance beam. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Photos by Emily Howell-Forbes and Elizabeth Grimsley; captions by Christina Marmet
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