Tom Murphy is a sports reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll. He was the 2017 Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year.
Hano no longer coaching Arkansas gymnastics
UCLA's Felicia Hano during an NCAA gymnastics meet on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas gymnastics assistant coach Felicia Hano turned in her letter of resignation last month, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette learned through a recent Freedom of Information Act request.
Hano, a four-time All-Pac 12 selection with UCLA (2017-20), was a member of the 2014-15 USA Senior National Team prior to that.
She dated her resignation letter on June 6, addressed to Katherine Devenport, the chief of staff of the UA Athletics department.
Hano, a former star gymnast at UCLA, joined the program as a volunteer assistant in the fall of 2020 and served in that position for the 2021 season. She was elevated to a full-time assistant’s role last August after the departure of Catelyn Orel, who took over as head coach at Lindenwood University.
Hano’s focus was on the vault and floor exercise for Coach Jordyn Wieber, the former UCLA volunteer coach, who will begin her fourth season with the Razorbacks this fall.
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