Former Alabama gymnast lands coaching gig at NC State

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By WVUA23 Sports Reporter Juliet Brown

Former Alabama gymnast Emily Gaskins landed an assistant coaching job at NC State. She spent last season as a graduate assistant at Alabama under first-year head coach Ashley Johnston.


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“I am very excited to be joining NC State’s gymnastics coaching staff,” Gaskins said in a press release. “I look forward to working with an experienced coaching team and talented, confident student athletes who are passionate about gymnastics, all unified as one with a shared vision to win. Go Pack!”

Gaskins competed for the Crimson Tide from 2019-2022. She was a team captain for 2021-2022. She competed on all four events during her time in Tuscaloosa, but mainly competed on the floor exercise and uneven bars. Her floor exercise was a fan favorite as it was a mixtape of Alabama songs, including “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Dixieland Delight.”

The Florida native posted a career-best 9.950 on the floor exercise her senior year at the NCAA Seattle Regional Championships. She also tied her career-best vault score with a 9.900 at that meet.

Prior to competing at Alabama, Gaskins was a three-time member of the USA Junior National Team. She helped lead the team to a gold medal in Italy and Mexico in 2014.

The Wolfpack concluded last season at the NCAA Norman Regional where it finished in fourth place. The team ended with a 13-11 record.

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