Simone Biles’ lifelong coach joining Sarasota gym

Simone Biles will be the U.S. flag bearer at the Closing Ceremony.

SARASOTA, Fla. – EVO Athletics is pleased to announce the appointment of Aimee Boorman, Simone Biles’ lifelong coach. Boorman will serve as executive director of women’s gymnastics and elite coordinator.

She was named head coach of the USA women’s gymnastics team for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She has long coached Biles, the 2013, 2014 and 2015 world champion, and 2016 Olympic all-around gold medalist. Boorman and her mother helped discover Biles 14 years ago.

“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. 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,” said Kyle Lawton, EVO CEO.

“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,” Boorman said. “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.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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