Jeff Thompson has announced the hiring of Kera Molinaro as assistant coach on Friday. Kera joins the program amid calls for an investigation into the PSU gymnastics program.
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“It is with great enthusiasm that we announce Kera Molinaro as our new assistant coach,” Thompson said. “Kera is an excellent addition to our full-time staff and has demonstrated coaching success at Oregon State and Rutgers and familiarity with the Big Ten. Her two seasons with our team as a volunteer coach and interim assistant coach will make for an easy transition and provide continuity for our student-athletes. Kera is an excellent teacher with strong recruiting ties and I am excited about continuing to work together to help our gymnasts reach their goals.”
“It is an honor and a privilege to represent and contribute to the Penn State women’s gymnastics team,” Molinaro said. “Penn State has an amazing pedigree to its academics and an unprecedented level of excellence across the board. We have an amazing group of student-athletes and I am so grateful for the opportunity to join head coach Jeff Thompson in our efforts to help these young women excel in the classroom and on the competition floor.”