DeWitt native named head women's gymnastics coach for Razorbacks
The Arkansas Razorbacks have announced their new gymnastics head coach, and it may be a name that you recognize.
Olympic gold medalist and DeWitt native, Jordyn Wieber, was named as the head coach of women's gymnastics on Wednesday.
Wieber will fill the shoes of outgoing coach, Mark Cook, who announced his retirement earlier this month after 17 seasons at the University, according to the Razorbacks' website.
Wieber has been working as a volunteer assistant coach in a gymnastics program at UCLA.
She was also part of Team USA in the 2012 Olympics.
She has also been outspoken on the subject of child sexual abuse, after being a victim herself of former doctor for MSU Gymnastics, Larry Nassar.
“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, from traveling the world and competing for my country at the Olympics to coaching alongside one of the legends of our sport at UCLA. Those experiences have been invaluable to my growth personally and professionally while also preparing me for this role. I am appreciative to Hunter Yurachek for affording me the opportunity to lead a nationally recognized gymnastics program within the Southeastern Conference. I am excited about the future of Razorback Gymnastics and am looking forward to working together with our student-athletes to compete at the highest level of collegiate gymnastics.”