Georgetown College has announced the hiring of Alicia Castagneto as the first coach in program history. Castagneto arrives in Georgetown after coaching acrobatics & tumbling for 10-plus years, additionally serving 12 years as a judge for USA Gymnastics, most recently at Southern California Elite Gymnastics Academy.
“This is an exciting time in athletics as we announce our second new sport in three years,” commented Evans. “It is one of the fastest growing female sports, behind women’s lacrosse, which we recently added.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to get the approval of the (Georgetown College) board of trustees to start the ball rolling on this. We have hired one of the premier leaders in this sport in Castagneto as our first head coach.”
Castagneto comes to Georgetown from Southern California. She has been coaching acrobatics and tumbling for 10-plus years, including most recently at Southern California Elite Gymnastics Academy, and served as a judge for USA Gymnastics.
“We are very excited about Alicia and the skills she brings,” Evans said. “She will hit the ground running in January, and we will be competing in 2016. Alicia is high-energy, highly motivated and extremely passionate about this sport. We had a lot of great candidates for this position and couldn’t be more excited about the future of this program and how it fits with what we do here at Georgetown College.”
“I am extremely excited to pioneer the first Acrobatics & Tumbling team at Georgetown College,” added Castagneto.
“The amount of enthusiasm and support from President Dr. M. Dwaine Greene, Director of Athletics Brian Evans and the entire Athletics department, has been invigorating. This is an amazing opportunity to open up another collegiate opportunity for many female athletes and grow the Georgetown College athletics community. I am looking forward to expanding the sport and helping these young athletes achieve their collegiate dreams.”
Biography written by Georgetown College Sports Information