By Jonathan Griffin, Glenville State College
GLENVILLE, W.Va. -- Glenville State College announced the hiring of Melanie Goulding as the new head coach of the Lady Pioneers Acrobatics & Tumbling program.
"I am honored to be named the Head Coach of the Glenville State College Lady Pioneers. I am looking forward to this season and showing the potential that these women have while also building on last season's accomplishments," stated Goulding. "I am truly excited to call myself a Pioneer!"
Goulding, a native of Buffalo, New York and the daughter of Mark Goulding and Diane Wieczorek, has an extensive background in acrobatics and tumbling. She attended Alderson Broaddus University after graduating from Depew High School in New York. While at ABU she was a member of the Battlers Inaugural Acrobatic & Tumbling team in 2013.
She was also a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) from 2013-16, was a student representative for the Acrobatics & Tumbling team, was elected secretary for the organization, and served as a representative for all student-athletes at Alderson Broaddus during the GMAC conference meetings.
In 2014, she received the Thomas Lerario Leadership Award, an award for joy, enthusiasm, and leadership as a teammate and in the community. She also served as a student coach for camps and clinics before graduating from Alderson Broaddus in 2017 with a Bachelor's Degree in Pre-Law and International Studies.
"We are very excited to welcome coach Goulding into the Pioneer Family. She is an energetic young coach with a clear plan of where she wants to see the program go. She wants to build upon the strong foundation that coach Moreno provided through an outstanding 2018 campaign," Skiles said. "Coach Goulding has a passion and love for the sport of Acrobatics & Tumbling and we feel that she will provide a very positive work atmosphere for the team."
Additionally, Goulding has been an independent health and fitness coach and, in 2013, won a National Championship in Level 4 Cheerleading.