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  Jessie Kinder

Jessie Kinder

Player Profile

Hometown:
Kansas City, Mo.

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
1st Season

Alma Mater:
Oklahoma (2010)

Jessie Kinder begins her first season as a Redhawk assistant coach. She will serve as the balance beam and assistant floor coach. She will also serve as the practice coordinator and the team's choreographer.

Additional duties include serving as the team's recruiting coordinator, where she will oversee all aspects of the team's recruiting process.

The Kansas City, Missouri native, has over 18 years of gymnastics training and coaching.

Last year she was a graduate assistant coach at her alma mater, Oklahoma under the tutelage of K.J. Kindler. She assisted in the Sooners recruiting process and was in charge of organizing team events.

As a gymnast, Kinder was a three-year letterwinner for the Sooners where she helped the team to back-to-back Big 12 Championships in 2008 and 2009. In 2008 the team finished a program-best eighth at the NCAA National Championships.

Originally a walk-on, she earned a scholarship her senior season as one of the team's top all-arounders. She was a two-time Academic All-Big 12 and NACGC Scholar Athlete.

As a junior, she finished 11th on the floor at the NCAA National Championships with a score of 9.85.

Her senior season she recorded a career-best 9.9 on the floor against Arkansas for her first collegiate individual title. In that same meet she scored a 39.175 in the all-around to set a career best.

She earned her Bachelor's in Heath and Exercise Sciences in 2008 before receiving her Master's in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration this past spring.

 
 

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