Kelsey Hinton enters her first season as an assistant coach with the William & Mary women’s gymnastics team.
In addition to being instrumental in all aspects of the program, she also serves as the recruiting coordinator.
“I couldn’t be more excited to have Kelsey joining the staff,” head coach Mary Lewis said at the time of Hinton’s hiring. “With her experience as a collegiate gymnast on a top 25 program, she knows what it takes to perform at a high level under pressure. I think that will help our athletes to be even more focused and prepared for competition. Besides that, Kelsey’s enthusiasm and passion for the sport makes her a great fit for our program.”
A four-year all-around competitor at North Carolina State (2004-08), Hinton joins the Tribe staff after serving as the Class Program Manager and Girls Team Coach at Kidsport Gymnastic Academy in Burlington, N.C. During her eight-year tenure with the Academy, she was responsible for a wide range of duties that included creating practice plans, providing private lessons, evaluating talent, overseeing various special projects and managing the building. Highlighting Hinton’s accomplishments at KGA was being honored as the 2015 North Carolina Coach of the Year.
In addition to Hinton’s work at KGA, she has served as a camp counselor at N.C. State since 2006 – seven years as a master staff member – and worked as a recruiting consultant at College Prospects of America from 2011-12.
Actively involved in the community, Hinton has volunteered with the American Diabetes Association, Habitat for Humanity and promoted African American issues awareness.
Hinton graduated from N.C. State with a bachelor of science degree in sport management in 2008.