Famed Olympics coach to head up Sarasota gymnastics school

Simone Biles and Aly Raisman in the women's gymnastics all-around final at the 2016 Rio Olympics
Coach Aimee Boorman with members of the US Olympics Gymnastics team.

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

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) — Aimee Boorman is the woman who helped mold and train Olympics gold medal winner Simone Biles into becoming arguably the greatest gymnast of all time. And now Boorman is moving to Sarasota.

Boorman has been appointed as Executive Director of Women’s Gymnastics and Elite coordinator for EVO Athletics in Sarasota.

Boorman helped discover Simone 14 years ago and has been by her side ever since. She was also the head coach of the USA women’s gymnastics team at the 2016 Olympics. She also served as Biles’ head coach at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 world championships.

In a prepared statement, Boorman said, “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.”

News Channel 8’s John Rogers will speak with Boorman and will have a full report tonight at 5:30.

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