BOB NANNIG - HEAD COACH

GYMNASTICS OFFICE
Office Location:
The Murray Center
Office Phone: (401) 456-8215
Office Fax: (401) 456-8514
Email: rnannig@ric.edu

Bob Nannig is in his second stint guiding the Anchorwomen, having manned the helm since the 2011-12 season. Nannig was previously the head coach from 2003-07 and was also an assistant coach at RIC in 2002-03.

 

 Nannig had one of his most successful seasons guiding the Anchorwomen in 2015-16, sending a pair of gymnasts to the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Championships where they finished 13th and 14th. The Anchorwomen also snapped a 16-match losing streak dating back to Mar. 4, 2012 when they topped Ithaca, 179.275-164.050, on Feb 21, 2016. The win also marked the first time RIC has defeated or finished ahead of another NCAA women's gymnastics program in 33 straight competitions dating back to the 2012 ECAC Championships.

 

 Nannig started the Anchorwomen women's gymnastics program on the road to recovery in 2011-12 and was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women's Gymnastics Coach of the Year as two RIC gymnasts qualified for the NCGA Championships. In each of the two ensuing seasons, Nannig once again sent two RIC gymnasts to the NCGA Championships.

 

 

 

During the four campaigns Nannig ran the gymnastics program, four gymnasts qualified for the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Championships.

 

 

 

Nannig has an extensive career in coaching, which spans over 30 years. He served as the Director of Boysí Gymnastics at Aim High Academy in East Greenwich for six years. He has extensive experience in camp coaching, first at URIís summer gymnastics camp, having worked there from 1995-2001, and then at the Woodward Camp in Pennsylvania for two sessions. Nannig also served as the owner and head coach of the North Kingstown Gymnastics Center from 1982-87. He previously served as the gymnastics coach at Kingston Dance & Gymnastics from 1981-1982.

 

 

 

Nannig received a bachelorís degree in physical education from Springfield College in 1981. While at Springfield, he lettered in gymnastics from 1977-80. He earned a masterís degree in physical education administration from the University of Rhode Island in 1999.

 

In addition to his coaching duties, Nannig also works as a physical education teacher at Cranston High School West and has taught in the school system for 27 years. He was honored as the R.I.A.H.P.E.R.D. Secondary Education Teacher of the Year in 2002.

 

Nannig lives in North Kingstown, Rhode Island with his wife JoAnn. They have two daughters Haley (23) and Jade (29).