December 16, 2010


Rounds Named Assistant
Women’s Gymnastics Coach

Providence, R.I.—Rhode Island College announced the hiring of Kayla Rounds to the position of assistant gymnastics coach. Rounds carries collegiate gymnastics coaching experience and will get her first opportunity to coach at the NCAA level with the 2010-11 Anchorwomen.


Rounds will work under second-year head coach Tristan Poirer. Together, Poirier and Rounds seek to turn around a program, which is looking to get back to National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Championship caliber.




"I am fortunate to be working with so many talented, hard working student-athletes,” Rounds said. “I look forward to helping them reach their fullest potential throughout the season."


Rounds spent the last four academic years as the head coach of gymnastics for the University of Vermont’s club-level program. There, Rounds was in charge of putting together floor routines, evaluating gymnasts’ performances in practice and assembling custom strength and conditioning programs for the student-athletes. She juggled her coaching duties with a full-time undergraduate workload at UVM, where she graduated with a bachelor of science degree in exercise and movement science in May 2010.


Since returning to Rhode Island this past summer, Rounds has been working as a personal trainer in her native Barrington. While in college, Rounds taught cardio kickboxing and assisted with personal training sessions. She is now an ACE-certified personal trainer and a certified strength and conditioning specialist.


Rounds is preparing the gymnastics team for its first competition of the season, which takes place at Ithaca on Jan. 15, 2011. The Anchorwomen will host two competitions this season and hope to contend for the ECAC Championships, which will be held at SUNY-Cortland on March 5, 2011.


Rounds is single and resides in Narragansett, Rhode Island.