Kip Reed Hired as Assistant Gymnastics Coach

Oct. 26, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale University announced today that Kip Reed has joined the athletic department staff as assistant women's gymnastics coach. This is Reed's second stint as an assistant for Head Coach Barbara Tonry; the Bulldogs won four consecutive Ivy League championships during his first tour of duty.

"Kip will be a welcome addition to the Yale coaching staff," Tonry said. "Kip is very positive and has excellent technical skills. He brings a wealth of experience as a former collegiate and international-level coach and gymnastics club owner, along with his tenure as Regional Elite developmental director."

Reed has been a gymnastics coach and team director for over 15 years. He opened his own gym, New England Gymnastics Express, in 1988. He received the United States Elite Coaches Association Rookie Coach of the Year award, and a Region VI Achievement Award.

Reed coached several national team members, and was one of the coaches for the United States squad that won the gold medal at the 1991 Pan American Games in Santiago, Cuba. He was the individual coach of team member Hillary Anderson, who took second place in the uneven bars at that event. Anderson qualified for the U.S. national championships for six straight years. Reed also coached Amy Myerson, who took second place in the all-around and won a gold medal as a member of the U.S. team at the Junior Pan American Games in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

He was also the Region VI Elite Development Director, which is a USA Gymnastics national board member position.

Report filed by Joe Clifford, Yale Sports Publicity

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