Former Alabama gymnast Aja Sims-Fletcher was named the innaguaral Talladega College gymnastics coach.
The former SEC championmade the historic annoucment on her Instagram account.
In her time on the Crimson Tide gymnastics squad, Sims-Fletcher garnered All-American honors on the beam and floor, helping Alabama to win back-to-back SEC Championships in 2013 and 2014 and four consecutive NCAA Super Six finishes.
After her time on the floor was completed, the former NCAA Regional Champion was a volunteer coach on Dana Duckworth’s staff in 2018. She also did stuntwoman work on the YouTube Red show “Step Up: High Water and the film, “The Hate U Give.”
The Tornadoes joined Fisk University as the second HBCU to field a womne’s artitsitc gymnastic team.
The team’s innaugral seaosn will commence in 2024.