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Kelli Hill

Class of 2005· Disciplines(s): Women's Artistic· Inducted as: Coach

Kelli Hill has been a dominant force in the USA women’s success over the last four quadrenniums. Kelli has coached a national team member every year since 1989 and was the coach of the national champion in 1994, 2000, 2003, and 2004. She was the personal coach of an Olympian for each of the last four Olympic Games and coached the last three Olympic trials Champions in 1996, 2000, and 2004.

Kelli has placed three different gymnasts on Olympic teams – Dominique Dawes, Elise Ray, and Courtney Kupets. Kelli was the head coach for the USA Women’s Olympic Team in 2000 and 2004 and was the head coach for the USA women at the 1994, 1996, 1999, and 2003 World Championships. She was the personal coach for three-time Olympian Dominique Dawes at the 1992, 1996, 2000 Olympics, and 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1996 World Championships; Elise Ray at the 2000 Olympics and 1999 World Championships; and Courtney Kupets at the 2004 Olympics and 2002, 2003 World Championships.

She was named the USA Gymnastics women’s artistic coach of the year in 2000 and 2003 and was the United States Elite Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 1991, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2003.

Kelli is the owner of Hill’s Gymnastics in Gaithersburg, Md. In addition to her role as a coach in elite women’s gymnastics, she has served on the following: International Elite Committee, the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors, the Junior Olympic Program Committee, the Region 7 Board, and the Maryland State Board.

Kelli has given her time and talents to our sport and has been a major factor in the building of the USA women’s success in the world of gymnastics.