November 10, 2011






Providence, RI—Rhode Island College has named Nicole Tomaselli ’09 as the assistant women’s gymnastics coach. She will assist Head Coach Bob Nannig with all phases of the RIC women’s gymnastics program, including recruiting, scouting, administering practice and meet coaching.




I am trilled to return to my alma mater as the new assistant coach,” Tomaselli said. “Our team has an exceptionally talented group of gymnasts. Not only am I excited to work with them, but to work alongside Bob as well. He was a large influence on my own great experience at Rhode Island College.”








“I have known Nicole for many years and have always been impressed with her infectious enthusiasm!” Nannig said. “Nicole is always full of energy and is eager to improve. Her experiences at RIC, both in the gym and in the classroom, will be an asset to our program. I know this quality will contribute to our efforts to reestablish RIC gymnastics as a competitive member of the ECAC.”




The Cranston, Rhode Island native returns to her alma mater two seasons after wrapping up her senior campaign.




As a senior in 2008-09, Tomaselli averaged scores of 8.725 on vault, 7.740 on bars, 7.450 on beam and 8.992 on floor. She posted season-high marks of 9.175 on vault vs. West Chester/Wilson on Mar. 1, 8.650 on bars vs. Wilson on Feb. 14, 7.450 on beam vs. West Chester on Jan. 16 and 9.075 on floor vs. Bridgeport on Feb. 21.






As a junior in 2007-08, she averaged scores of 8.523 on vault, 7.145 on bars, 7.805 on beam, 8.583 on floor and 32.055 in the all-around. She posted season-high marks of 8.950 on vault and 8.850 on beam at the ECAC Championships on Mar. 15, 8.300 on bars and 34.050 in the all-around vs. Wilson on Feb.23 and 8.950 on floor vs. Brown/M.I.T. on Jan. 13.


As a sophomore in 2006-07, Tomaselli was primarily a bars specialist, averaging a score of 6.530 on that event for the season. Tomaselli competed once in the all-around at the West Chester quad-meet on Jan. 14, recording scores of 8.450 on vault, 5.350 on bars, 7.525 on beam, 7.850 on floor and 29.175 in the all-around. She posted a season-high mark of 7.900 on bars vs. the University of Rhode Island on Feb. 2.


As a freshman in 2004-05, she averaged a score of 7.900 on vault. She recorded a season-high score of 7.950 on vault vs. West Chester on Mar. 12.


Tomaselli earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rhode Island College in 2009. She is a 2004 graduate of Cranston High School West.


While at RIC, Tomaselli coached at Westwood Gymnastics Camp and International Gymnastics Camp.






In addition to her coaching duties, she works at Rhode Island Hospital's Emergency Department as a Clinical Research Assistant, assisting physicians in clinical research studies.


Tomaselli is single and resides in North Providence, Rhode Island.