SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Former Sacramento State gymnast Nicole Meiller will return to campus as an assistant coach, it was announced by head coach Randy Solorio. Meiller will coach the team on bars and will also serve as a choreographer for floor routines.
"It's exciting to be back on campus but also a little strange to be here not as a student," Meiller said. "I hope that I can share my experience and knowledge with the team and be a positive impact."
Meiller competed for the Hornets from 2010-13 and was a three-time NCAA Regional qualifier. She made her first trip on vault in 2010 before returning on bars in 2012 and 2013. One of the top bar workers in school history, her average of 9.798 as a junior is the second highest in school history. Her unique triple-twisting flyaway dismount helped her to eight career titles on bars, including four as a senior.
She was a multi-time all-Western Athletic Conference selection on both vault and bars and also earned WAC all-academic honors during her career.
"Nicole has a great eye for bars and alignment and a unique pairing with choreography skills on floor," Solorio said. "She brings knowledge of our program, has exceptional energy and enthusiasm that matches the rest of our staff."
Meiller began her coaching career while still competing in college, leading young children at the recreational level. She moved to Elevate Gymnastics in Elk Grove in 2011 and stayed with the club through 2016. Since then, Meiller was the director of My Gym Children's Fitness Center in Folsom. She also served as a student assistant coach with Sacramento State in 2014.
The Aurora, Ill., native will be joined by Melissa Genovese as the assistant coaches on the staff for the 2018 season. Meiller replaces Tanya Ho who recently became the head coach at Alaska Anchorage.
Sacramento State opens the season on Jan. 7 at the NorCal Classic at Stanford. The team's annual Flipfest intrasquad meet will be on Dec. 8.
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