LOGAN, Utah – Utah State head gymnastics mentor Amy Smith announced the addition of Stephen Hood to her workers on Wednesday.
Hood will be the principal coach on vault and co-mentor on bars, along with affiliate head coach Erik Lewis, who is moving into his fourth period total at Utah Point out. Lewis will continue on to aid Smith on ground this period.
“Erik and I are further than thrilled to announce the addition of Stephen Hood to our coaching employees,” Smith mentioned. “Stephen is a person of the top rated up-and-coming coaches in the NCAA ideal now and we are thrilled that he would like to be an Aggie and assistance us keep on with the good results that the software has lately experienced.
“Stephen’s passion and enthusiasm by the job interview course of action was apparent. His endless curiosity and really like for the activity of gymnastics was infectious. He is likely to healthy appropriate in with the personnel and group. We are thrilled to get him on campus and get rolling.”
Hood arrives in Logan immediately after paying the earlier 4 seasons as an assistant coach at Texas Woman’s College in Denton, Texas.
“I am thrilled to join the Utah Point out gymnastics staff members and am seeking forward to joining the Aggie Family members,” Hood mentioned. “It is exciting to be a aspect of a plan with excellent momentum and I anticipate us to get USU gymnastics to areas it hasn’t been. I have big ambitions and expectations of this crew and glance ahead to doing work with these extraordinary youthful females.
“Our coaching workers is particularly well-rounded and I could not be extra energized to get the job done with Amy and Erik on a everyday basis. The long run of our group is vivid and it is such an enjoyable time to be an Aggie.”
In the course of his time at TWU, Hood served as equally the vault and bars mentor, recruiting coordinator, educational coordinator, camp director, spotter and was in demand of the daily apply agenda. In 2020-21, the Pioneers ended up the educational countrywide champions with a staff GPA of 3.8881.
In his initially year at TWU, Hood assisted direct the Pioneers to the 2018 Usa Gymnastics (USAG) Collegiate Countrywide Championship, as very well as a countrywide title on vault. Texas Woman’s was also the 2021 USAG collegiate national vault winner.
Hood joined the Pioneers from the College of Central Florida, the place he was a member of the two-time planet winner cheer staff. The 4-calendar year letterman also led the squad to a European Open up Championship and a countrywide champion runner-up finish on 3 instances.
The native of Navarre, Florida, served as the women’s group coach and women’s leisure method director at Gulf Coast Gymnastics, exactly where he qualified and mentored new staff, held numerous coaching positions at many ranges, oversaw the developmental program, led numerous leisure applications, and stored up with facility upkeep and advancements.
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