July 15, 2014
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Jennifer Green will join the University of Iowa women’s gymnastics staff as an assistant coach, UI head coach Larissa Libby announced Tuesday.
“I could not be more excited to become part of the Hawkeye nation,” said Green. “The team and coaching staff perform at the highest level, and I am honored to be a part of the Iowa gymnastics program. I am thankful to coach Libby and the administration for giving me this opportunity to continue my dream of coaching at the collegiate level. The strength of the program and high level of academic performance at the University of Iowa makes this a very exciting time for me.”
“We are thrilled to have Jennifer join our staff,” said Libby. “Her knowledge and experience, coupled with her enthusiasm, are going to be tremendous additions to the Hawkeye way. We searched long and hard to find the perfect fit. For the staff, team, and Iowa’s philosophy, we could not have found a better person.”
Green comes to Iowa after serving as an assistant coach at the University of Missouri for the three years where her specific responsibilities included choreographing and coaching beam.
Prior to her stint in Columbia, Green spent four years as recreational director and beam and floor coach at Elite Gymnastics Club in Lenexa, Kansas, before moving on to Kansas Gymnastics and Cheer, where she spent 12 years as the beam and floor coach. She has also coached numerous athletes to USA Gymnastics Western Nationals and Level 10 Junior Olympic Nationals, and several earned state, regional and national titles.
Green graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology/exercise physiology. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in management and human relations from Mid America Nazarene University and a master’s degree in educational, school and counseling psychology from the University of Missouri.
Green competed at the elite level before continuing her career as a gymnast for LSU, where she was honored as an all-conference athlete (SEC) and an NCAA All-American.
Green has four children, Taylor, Matt, Jackson, and Bailey.