The USA Gymnastics Women’s Program leadership has named Mary Lee Tracy of Cincinnati, Ohio, as the new elite development coordinator. Tracy is the president and head coach of Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy, who is well-known throughout the gymnastics community for her passion for inspiring and developing self-esteem, confidence and courage in young women.
As the elite development coordinator, Tracy will oversee the developmental pipeline for women’s gymnastics, which includes Hopes, the Developmental Program and the Talent Opportunity Program (TOPs).
A member of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame, Tracy has owned Cincinnati Gymnastics for more than 35 years. She has coached more than 25 members of the U.S. Women’s National Team, including four Olympians and five World Team members. Her coaching accomplishments include head coach of the women’s 1996 Olympic Team, five-time Region 5 Coach of the Year, three-time USA Gymnastics Women’s Coach of the Year, and coaching at two Olympic Games and seven World Championships. She has also coached numerous Junior Olympians. Tracy has also been active administratively, serving as Region 5 regional chairman and on the International Elite Committee, and as a clinician and speaker.
Prior to becoming the high-performance team coordinator, Tom Forster was serving as the interim developmental coordinator.