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Our Coaches - the heart of our program

    Brianna Haugen, Coach                                                                       

   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

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.                                           





Kaylee Naasz, Junior Coach

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 help teach as well.




                                        Maggie Fites, Junior Coach

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.


Jo Jarrott, Junior Coach

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!