Rigby McCoy joins USA Gymnastics Board of Directors
posted on 03/17/2017

© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, March 17, 2017 – Cathy Rigby McCoy of Yorba Linda, Calif., has joined the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors as a public sector member. Rigby McCoy, whose Board term goes through 2020, is a two-time Olympian whose career has included TV broadcaster, theater and film actress, and executive producer. Additionally, Terin Humphrey of Blue Springs, Mo., a 2004 Olympic team silver medalist, was chosen by the Athletes’ Council to serve on the Board as the athlete director for women’s gymnastics through 2017.

“Cathy will be a great addition to our Board,” said Paul Parilla, chairman of the Board of Directors. “Cathy brings an understanding of sports, television and business, as well as her experience as an athlete. We look forward to working with Cathy as a Board member and welcoming Terin back to the Board.”

Humphrey, who has been a member of the Athletes’ Council as a representative for women’s gymnastics since 2010, was selected by the Council to complete the athlete director term of Alicia Sacramone Quinn, who stepped down last year. Humphrey previously served on the Board from 2010-13. In addition to her Olympic silver medal, she was a member of the 2003 World Championships Team that won the USA’s first World team title. She was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2015.

Rigby McCoy was a member of the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games. She won the USA’s first World medal by earning the balance beam silver medal at the World Championships in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia. Rigby McCoy won 12 international medals, eight of them gold. She won two U.S. all-around and one vault, uneven bars and floor exercise titles. Rigby McCoy retired from gymnastics in 1972 and was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1988.

After retiring from gymnastics, Rigby McCoy joined ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” and for 18 years, she covered gymnastics at the 1976 and 1984 Olympic Games and other international events. She also had a successful career in the performing arts, participating in national and regional tours for a number of well-known shows. On Broadway, Rigby McCoy twice starred in the title role of “Peter Pan” and was the Cat in the Hat in the 2002 “Seussical the Musical.” She has also appeared in movies, television shows and commercials.

Currently, Rigby McCoy and her husband, Tom, are executive producers of the McCoy Rigby Entertainment Series at La Miranda (Calif.) Theatre for the Performing Arts. The couple also owns and runs McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts in Yorba Linda, Calif.

Her achievements include: recognition as one of America’s Most Influential Women in Sports by ABC’s “Wide World of Sports”; National Broadway Theatre Award; “Ovation” Lifetime Achievement Award; Tony Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical and two Emmys for the 1991 anniversary production of “Peter Pan”; and two Emmys for the A&E TV broadcast of “Peter Pan” in 2001.

Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men's and women's artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and Gymnastics for All (group gymnastics). For more information, log on to www.usagym.org.