July 15, 2003


Bob Nannig Named Interim
Head Womenís Gymnastics Coach


Providence, RIóBob Nannig has been named the interim head womenís gymnastics coach at Rhode Island College. Nannig take over for former head coach Nikki Pannone who stepped down earlier this month for personal reasons. He served as Pannoneís assistant coach during the 2002-03 season.


"I am excited about the position at Rhode Island College," Nannig says. "I am familiar with the team and we are looking forward to a successful season in 2003-04."


Prior to joining the Anchorwomen, Nannig served as the Director of Boysí Gymnastics at Aim High Academy in East Greenwich. He has extensive experience in camp coaching, first at the Woodward Camp in Pennsylvania and at URIís summer gymnastics camp, having worked there from 1995-2001. 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.


He also works as a physical education teacher at Cranston High School West and has taught in the school system for 13 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, and their two daughters, Haley (10) and Jade (15).