Jenn Najuch will enter her fifth season as the head women's gymnastics coach at Springfield College during the 2019-20 academic year. Najuch is also an assistant professor of Physical Education and Health Education.
To date, Najuch has already had eight student-athletes produce 15 All-America honors, including Tali Twomey, who earned an individual national title in the floor exercise, breaking the program record with a score of 9.900 at the 2018 NCGA National Championship meet.
Additionally, Najuch has coached a pair of student-athletes that have earned NCGA East Gymnast of the Year honors, including Jess Clemens, who was selected at the 2018 NCGA East Regional Championships. Clemens would go on to have an impressive senior season, as the four-time All-American finished her career breaking program records in the all-around competition, uneven bars, and tied the program record on balance beam.
Under Najuch's leadership, the Springfield College women's gymnastics team has continued its Tradition of Excellence, as this past season the Pride set a new program record with a team score of 190.725 against Rhode Island College on March 3. Additionally, Springfield College also set new program records for balance beam (48.350) and floor exercise (48.600) in the same meet.
The 2017 season was a special campaign for Najuch and the Pride, as Springfield College qualified for the NCGA National Championship as a team for the first time since 2010. Following the 2017 season, Najuch was recognized as the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) East Region Coach of the Year, as well as the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) East Coach of the Year.
Most recently, Najuch was a gymnastics coach at Gleason's Gymnastics in Buffalo, N.Y., where she has worked for a combined 12 years. Her duties have included coordinating practices for all optional competitive team workouts, attending all competitions, choreographing floor and beam routines, while motivating her athletes to improve and perform their best.
Prior to returning to Gleason's, Najuch was a graduate assistant coach for SUNY Cortland from 2010-2013, where she assisted head women's gymnastics coach Gary Babjack, leading the Red Dragons to back-to-back ECAC Division III Women's Gymnastics titles in 2011 and 2012, followed by a third-place finish at the NCGA Championships in 2013.
With Cortland, Najuch attended and coached all practices, while also participating in set up, take down, and the production of all home meets. She organized travel and meal accommodations for away meets, structured strength and conditioning yearly plans and was the primary choreographer of floor and beam routines for her student-athletes.
Najuch is currently a member of the National Association of Women's Gymnastics Judges (NAWGJ) and a USA Gymnastics (USAG) professional member. She also serves as a the chair of the NCGA Coach's committee, and is on both the Executive Committee and Hall of Fame Committee. Najuch also serves on the Board of Directors for the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA).
Earning her Bachelor's of Art degree from Cortland majoring in Studio Art, Najuch also earned her Master's of Science and Teaching degree from Cortland in Elementary Education. While earning her Bachelor's degree, Najuch was a two-time All-American gymnast for the Red Dragons, a Scholar All-American, as well as an ECAC Champion on the vault.