DURHAM, N.H.—Travis Doak, who was formerly a volunteer coach with the West Virginia women’s gymnastics team, has been hired as an assistant coach at the University of New Hampshire. Doak has been with UNH since July assisting the Wildcat program with recruiting.
“We are very pleased to be able to add Travis to our gymnastics family here at the University of New Hampshire,” said head coach Gail Goodspeed. “Travis brings with him the ability to create an environment for our gymnasts that is positive, encouraging and challenging and he has the experience necessary to help us reach our goals for the future.”
Doak had served as the volunteer coach at West Virginia since 2004, assisting with recruiting through video evaluation and researching top prospects. He also was an experienced spotter for the Mountaineers and provided motivation skills with athletes and coaches while traveling during the competitive season.
Doak also took over as supervisor of the Lifetime Activities Program at West Virginia in 2003 where he instructed basic gymnastics skills for ages 4-14. He was also employed at Gym Dandy’s Gymnastics in the summer of 2006 as a team instructor for levels 5 through 10.
Doak has also gained valuable coaching experience at the camp level working at Woodward Gymnastics in Pennsylvania from 2004-2006, Parkettes in the summer of 2005 and the West Virginia Camp from 2004-2006.
A 2006 graduate of West Virginia University, Doak earned a bachelor of sports management degree with a minor in communication studies. He is also pursuing his master’s degree in the Distance Athletic Coaching Program.