Simone Biles’ longtime coach takes new job
Aimee Boorman, who coached Olympic all-around champion Simone Biles since Biles was 7, is moving from Texas for a new gymnastics job in Florida.
Boorman accepted a position as executive director of women’s gymnastics and elite coordinator at EVO Athletics in Sarasota.
It’s unknown if Biles will follow Boorman to Florida, or if or when Biles will return to elite-level gymnastics training.
The 19-year-old is taking a well-earned and indefinite break, soaking up the opportunities after she won four gold medals and one bronze at the Rio Games and three straight world all-around titles in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Biles joined Final Five teammates at MTV’s Video Music Awards in New York on Sunday and will do so again for a 36-city USA Gymnastics tour beginning in mid-September.
Boowman, also the U.S. women’s head coach in Rio, teared up at the Olympics in acknowledging that it might have been her final meet as Biles’ coach.