Former Alabama gymnast lands coaching gig at NC State
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.