FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

September 26, 2008

 

JODIE BEDARD NAMED ASSISTANT WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS COACH
AT RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

 

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College has named Jodie Bedard as its assistant women’s gymnastics coach. She will assist Head Coach Shannon Cornicelli with all phases of the RIC women’s gymnastics program, including recruiting, scouting, administering practice and meet coaching.

 

 

 

“I am excited to join the RIC women’s gymnastics program,” Bedard said. “This will be my first experience coaching at the collegiate level and am looking forward to the upcoming season.”

 

Bedard has over 15 years of gymnastics coaching experience at all levels. She has served as a coach with Ocean State School of Gymnastics in Lincoln for the past two years. Bedard also was the head team coach of Winthrop Gymnastics Academy from 1997-2000.

 

The Coventry, Rhode Island native spent three seasons as a gymnast while at the University of Rhode Island, specializing on vault and bars. At the time of her graduation, Bedard held the Rams highest score ever on vault.

 

She earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from URI in 1997. Bedard earned a master’s degree as a commercial pilot from Flight Safety Academy in 2001 and has served as a corporate pilot since then.

 

Bedard currently resides in Johnston, Rhode Island with her daughter Madeline (7).

 

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