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EMU Names Sarah Brown Head Women?s Gymnastics Coach (USA)

Sarah BrownEastern Michigan University Vice President/Director of Athletics?Heather Lyke?announced today, July 25, the hiring of?Sarah Brown?as the new women’s gymnastics head coach at EMU. Brown, who spent the past year working at the University of Michigan, will officially begin her duties as head coach on Wednesday, July 27.

“Not only was Sarah incredibly impressive and prepared throughout the interview process, but her competitive background as a student-athlete and coaching experience make her an ideal person to lead our women’s gymnastics team,” said Lyke. “Sarah’s preparation, positive energy, and confidence is evident. ?We are looking forward to her continuing to lead our team on the trajectory of competing annually for the Mid-American Conference Championship and advancing to the NCAA Championships.”

Brown arrives in Ypsilanti following a year-long stint as the volunteer assistant coach at the University of Michigan. While at Michigan, she assisted on all four events, including beam and floor choreography, as well as the development of daily practice plans. Her lone year as a Wolverine saw the team capture the Big Ten Conference Championship, in addition to bringing home individual Big Ten titles on uneven bars, beam, and floor exercise. Additionally, she helped coach the Big Ten Freshman of the Year.

“I’d like to thank Heather and the entire athletic department for the opportunity to continue building upon Eastern Michigan’s success,” added Brown. “My husband I are thrilled to be a part of the EMU family, and I’m looking forward to another strong season of Eagle gymnastics. ?The welcome response has been overwhelming and I can’t wait to start preparing for the 2017 season.”



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