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U.S. women's gymnastics coach headed to Sarasota

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Aimee Boorman joins staff at EVO Athletics.
by: Jay Heater Managing Editor

EVO Athletics announced Monday night that Aimee Boorman, the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team coach and the head coach of three-time world champion and Olympic gold all-around gymnast Simone Biles, has accepted a job in Sarasota as executive director of women's gymnastics and elite coordinator.

"My wife, Lydia and partner, Jason Collins, founded EVO Athletics with the intent to bring the best possible experience to both athletes and their families," said EVO Athletics' Kyle Lawton in a release. "We delivered the world-class facility and are beyond thrilled now to welcome Aimee. Her Olympic experience, passion and personality fit incredibly well with our culture and vision.”

Collins, who is the chief athletics officer and vice president, was thrilled as well. "My relationship with Aimee Boorman, began a year ago when I moved to Texas to work with her. It was there that I realized that Aimee is not only the coach of the greatest gymnast in history, Simone Biles, and the 2016 head coach of the best Olympic team in history, but we also realized that we have the same views on what gymnastics does for our children, and your children, and how it can make them valuable adults.

"In keeping with our vision here at EVO, we want to have a staff as amazing as our facility. There is no other coach in the country or the world for that matter other than Aimee that meets our vision so perfectly. I am proud to call her my friend, and we are proud to welcome her to EVO."

Boorman, in the release, said she was happy to have the opportunity. “Coaching gymnastics is my passion and my life. Having just returned from Rio following an incredibly successful Olympics, I am excited to turn my focus to EVO Athletics and continue to live my passion. My vision for what a gymnastics facility should be is reflected in this at EVO. Not only having world-class equipment and staff, but the dedication to exceeding the needs of all members of the EVO family, athletes, their families coaches and staff while providing a platform for developing young athletes to reach their great potential.”

A press conference is scheduled for Tuesday morning at EVO Athletics.

EVO Athletics is located at 7188 East 15th Street, Unit 2, Sarasota.

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