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Our Coaches - the heart of our program

Brianna Haugen

 Brianna was born and raised here in Aberdeen. She began her gymnastics career as a   participant in AGA and moved on to compete for Aberdeen Central High School. After attending   college and graduating from law school, she settled in Yankton, South Dakota. She began her   coaching career at River City Gymnastics and Cheer, a club gymnastics team in Yankton, where   she assisted the head coach with the competitive level girls and became a USAG certified   coach. Brianna has always had a love for the sport and is excited to share her passion with all   the members of AGA. Brianna states, "I am excited to be back in Aberdeen and return to AGA as   a coach."




Sherise Rivera

Coach Sherise doesn’t remember when she did not want to be a gymnast. Because her small, rural town did not have gymnastics, her mom tried to distract her with dance. When a gymnastics club opened in Pierre, SD, although it was a drive, it was close enough that Sherise could complete her dream of being a gymnast. Sherise competed in club gymnastics for five years. Her coaching capabilities were noticed early by her club coach, and she helped instruct younger gymnasts in the club’s summer camps.  Sherise went to on to help coach at a gymnastics gym in Grand Forks, ND and loved it.  Having the opportunity to coach again has been a wonderful gift to Sherise, and she looks forward to sharing her passion and enthusiasm for the sport with your gymnast.  



  Brooke Malsom

 I was born and raised in Aberdeen. I started my gymnastics career with AGA at th age of 2 and went on to compete for Aberdeen Central High School. I still currently hold the school record on the floor. After graduation, I attended Valley City State University where I went on to compete in track and field. I was also a competition coach for Valley City Twisters Gymnastics team for 3 years before retiring back to Aberdeen. I have always loved the sport of gymnastics and couldn't stay away. I am excited to share my gymnastics knowledge with the upcoming youth in our community. 







Mary Franssen


I did competitive gymnastics for 10 years in Colorado. In high school I was apart of the Class 5A gymnastics team that set and currently holds the Colorado team state record. We won state all four years I was there. 
Since then I have been coaching all athletic abilities from the little's to the upper level gymnast. I am also currently the head middle school gymnastics coach at Aberdeen Central. I love being apart of this sport, and am excited to continue coaching here at AGA. 




Kaylee Naasz

Kaylee first started gymnastics when she was in the 5th grade. She is a Central High School student and is on the Central Varsity gymnastics team. In 2021-2022 she was awarded with the Rookie of the Year award. She has a passion for gymnastics and has also found she loves to coach as well.





Maggie Fites

Coach Maggie is a high school gymnast who got involved in the sport as a way to give her parents a break from her endless amounts of energy. After the Rio 2016 Olympics, she fell in love with gymnastics. Since then she has placed 2 consecutive times in state championships. She states, "In gymnastics I have grown as an athlete and person and have had the opportunity to work with an amazing group of coaches from all over the world." She has been coaching for the past 3 years and is excited to continue to be involved in AGA as a gymnast and as a junior coach.




Lindsey Stucke

The love of gymnastics for Lindsey started in the sixth grade and grew from there when she made the Huron High School JV gymnastics team in the seventh grade. She first started coaching gymnastics in high school for Parks and Rec. during the Summer months. A highlight during her high school tenure was when she and five others broke the high school team record which will be a memory she never forgets!
After graduating high school, she attended Jamestown College in Jamestown, ND. While in college, she became USAG certified and started coaching at a local club in 2000. There she coached all levels 1-10 including boys. The highlight of her first-year coaching club was meeting three-time Olympian, Blaine, Wilson!
From 2001 to 2006 she helped coach JV for Aberdeen Central along with AGA when it originally started. Later on, she helped at NGPC and was the head Aberdeen Middle School coach while her two daughters participated in the sport. Lindsey is passionate about gymnastics and is eager to share her knowledge and love of the sport!


Jo Jarrott

Jo is from Aberdeen. She is a varsity gymnast on the Central High School gymnastics team. She will be a sophmore this year. Fun fact, Jo has been in gymnastics since she was 3 years old!






 Taryn Nieman

Taryn Nieman began gymnastics when she was younger and competed competitively for 3 years. "Gymnastics has always been fun for me and I love watching younger kids get to expirence getting better and doing something they love. I also coach T-Ball and softball as well during the summers." She attend Central High School and will graduate in 2024.


Breckan Santjer
"I have been in gymnastics since 4th grade and have always found a love for it. I am currently enrolled at Aberdeen Central and on the varsity gymnastics team. I have always had a love for the feeling of flying, which is why I also participate in pole vault on the varsity track team. One of my favorite things about gymnastics is the community that comes with it. Sports have always been a major part of my life and I want to be able to give that to the younger girls."
Regan Lust
Regan was born and raises here in Aberdeen and is very excited to be attending Central High School this upcoming fall. She has participated on the Varsity team the past two seasons and has lettered and earned Rookie of the Year so far. She is looking forward to whats in store for her high school career! She has loved gymnastics for as long as she can remember and started taking classes when she was 3. She is thrilled to be coaching here at AGA and wants to share her knowledge and excitement she has learned over the years and is excited to pass that along to the littles she will be coaching.