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  Kristi Ewasko

Kristi Ewasko

Player Profile

Monroe, La.

Head Coach

3rd Season

Alma Mater:
Auburn (2004)

On May 24, 2010 Southeast Missouri State Director of Athletics John Shafer named Kristi Ewasko the head women's gymnastics coach. Ewasko took over the helm after serving as the Redhawks interim head coach since Nov. 23, 2009.

A native of Monroe, La., Ewasko spent one year as an assistant coach at Southeast before she was promoted to interim head coach last November. During that time, she led the Redhawks to an overall record of 18-7 and 11-4 in the Midwest Independent Conference. The 18 victories were the most for the program since 1997.

In addition, Southeast finished third at the MIC Championships and had three gymnasts (Jordan Salsberg, Brianna Gaddie and Rikara Turner) qualify for the NCAA South Central Regional. The team just missed the program's ninth NCAA Regional berth, finishing with a final national ranking of 40th with a Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) of 193.850 which led the MIC.

Academically, the Redhawks finished as runner-ups for the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women ((NACGC/W) National Academic Team Championship with a team cume GPA of 3.8905. The team just missed their fourth-straight national title by 0.0018 of a percentage point.

The team had a program-record 18 gymnasts who earned Scholastic All-American status as a result of 3.5 or better GPAs. Thirteen of those individuals recorded perfect 4.0 GPAs.

Prior to arriving at Southeast, Ewasko worked as a volunteer coach at Auburn University from 2004-08. She was AU's conditioning captain and academic captain during that time. The Tigers finished the 2008 season ranked 17th and rated among the top-26 each of those four seasons.

In addition to her collegiate coaching duties, Ewasko has been an Auburn Gymnastics Academy coach since 2004. She became head coach of the AGA competitive team in May, 2006.

Ewasko graduated with a degree in Exercise Science from Auburn in 2004. As a gymnast, she competed for four years as the top vault competitor for the Tigers' perennial top-20 program. Ewasko recorded Auburn's top two vault scores in school history, including the all-time mark of 9.950 which she set against Florida in 2003.

Ewasko and husband Matt have a one year old son, Alex.


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