Menard named assistant coach of WVWC acrobatics and tumbling program

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Department of Athletics and head acrobatics & tumbling coach Courtney Pate are pleased to announce the hiring of Haili Menard as the assistant coach to the acrobatics & tumbling program.

Menard is a native of Houston, Texas and a graduate of Fairmont State University.

She earned her degree in exercise science with a minor in psychology.

She began her acrobatics and tumbling career in 2013, and recently graduated as a student-athlete from Fairmont State. 

With three National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Championship Tournament appearances, Menard helped Fairmont to a National Individual Event title in the 6 element acro heat in 2014.  Throughout her career, Menard also competed in multiple pyramid event finals. 

Pate is excited to have Menard assist her in leading West Virginia Wesleyan College into its second acrobatics and tumbling season of program history. 

"With Haili's strong background as a competitive gymnast, I am ecstatic to have her work with our athletes and have them learn from her technical approach,” remarked Pate. “During her acrobatics and tumbling career, Haili was an outstanding top, and we are thrilled to add her expertise on the mat.

Throughout her time as a student-athlete, Menard spent time coaching with Juergen's Gymnastics Academy in Atascocita, Texas. She is looking forward to initiating a coaching career at the collegiate level with acrobatics and tumbling.

"I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to coach at Wesleyan,” stated Menard. “I cannot wait to share my love for this sport with these talented athletes.”

Acrobatics and tumbling will begin practices when student-athletes return to campus this month. The acrobatics and tumbling season will open February 2019.


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