Michigan native and Olympic Gold Medalist named head coach in Arkansas


DeWitt native and Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber is the new head coach for women’s gymnastics at the University of Arkansas.

According to a press release by the university, Wieber has used the platform of gymnastics to encourage and inspire generations of young girls and others around the nation.

“The journey of Jordyn Wieber is truly extraordinary,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek said. “Jordyn has a great energy and passion, is an accomplished communicator and a demonstrated leader.”

Wieber recently wrapped up her third season as a volunteer assistant coach on floor exercise at UCLA, an event in which UCLA finished the 2018 and 2019 regular seasons ranked No. 1 in the nation.

“I am honored to be joining the Razorback Family as the head gymnastics coach at the University of Arkansas,” Wieber said. “Throughout my life, gymnastics has provided me some extraordinary opportunities.”

Wieber has won several awards in the past year including the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs.

She is a 2016 inductee into the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame and is also a member of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame as a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team.

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