Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.
Pisani hired as an assistant coach
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER --01/14/11-- UA vs Alabama gymnastics Arkansas' Jaime Pisani competes on the floor against Alabama on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, inside Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Former Arkansas gymnast Jaime Pisani has been named an assistant coach of the program, head coach Mark Cook announced Monday.
After spending the last two seasons as the team's director of operations, she will be the primary floor coach and will help with recruiting and other administrative duties. Pisani was hired after former co-head coach Rene Lyst accepted the heading coaching position at Arizona State.
"To have her transition into a coaching role is awesome," Cook said. "We are really proud to have her join our staff."
Pisani was a 13-time All-American for the Razorbacks and was the program's first SEC Gymnast of the Year her senior season. That year she won 35 event titles and claimed the second SEC title on the beam in UA history.
The Razorbacks made two NCAA Super Six appearances during her career as well.
Her beam, floor and all-around scores are records that still stand and have only been tied by Katherine Grable, who won the program's first two individual national titles last season.