ED DATTI AND BETH APARO RECOGNIZED AS ASSISTANT COACHES OF THE YEAR
Ed Dattil

Datti, now in his 25th season with the Wildcats, received the honor for the sixth time in his career. He was a co-recipient of the award in 2003, 2001, 1997 and 1991, while he was named assistant coach of the year outright in 1994. While at UNH, Datti has coached an EAGL championship squad in 2003, led UNH to the NCAA Nationals in 1994 and the Wildcats have made an appearance in the NCAA Regionals every year since he was hired as an assistant coach.

Aparo has been with the Wildcat gymnastics program for six seasons and in that time the Wildcats have made an appearance at the Regionals all six years. She also helped lead UNH to its 2003 EAGL championship title and this marks the third time she has earned assistant coach of the year honors after taking home the hardware in 2003 and 2001 along with Datti.

Datti and Aparo, who assist 27th year UNH head coach Gail Goodspeed, helped lead the Wildcats to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regionals this season, defeating the likes of Pittsburgh and Rutgers and nearly upsetting No. 14 ranked Auburn. In addition, the coaching staff will be traveling to Oregon State on April 20-22 along with senior all-arounder Amanda Hall, who will be competing as an individual at the NCAA National Championships. Hall placed third in the all-around at the Northeast Regionals, placed second in the vault, and took the title in the floor exercise with a first-place score of 9.9 in the event.

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