INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 14, 2011 – USA Gymnastics announced that Kim Riley of Novi, Mich., has been named the managing director of athlete and coaching programs for women’s program. Riley began with USA Gymnastics on May 25.
" Kim brings a unique blend of experience and a passion for women’s gymnastics to the position," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. "As a coach, judge, event organizer and former business professional, she has a solid understanding of what is involved in the development of athletes and coaching programs within the sport."
Riley combines a gymnastics, communications and advertising background for her role with USA Gymnastics. She was a gymnastics team coach at Farmington Gymnastics Center from 1981-2003 and 2007-present. She coached Levels 3-10 and was involved in all aspects of team events including team unity, training clinics, travel and staging special events.
Riley opened the gymnastics center in 1981 and was awarded Michigan Coach of the Year in 1999. She is a state and regional clinician and participant in Region 5 coaching clinics.
She has been involved with NAWGJ since 1974 and holds a national rating. She is a former board member for the state of Michigan and has volunteered at regional and national Junior Olympic competitions.
As the coordinator of the 2007 U.S. Classic and Challenge in Battle Creek, Mich., Riley developed and executed an aggressive marketing plan. She oversaw all of the transportation, ticket sales, PR, media and volunteer staff.
She worked for Carver Yachts as Director of Communications from June 2003-2006.
Riley also brings advertising agency experience to USA Gymnastics. She served as account supervisor and media planner for several Detroit advertising agencies.