Hayley Nejman To Lead Acrobatics & Tumbling Program
The Chowan Athletic Department and Vice President of Athletics, Patrick Mashuda, welcome Hayley Nejman as the first-ever head coach of Acrobatics & Tumbling at Chowan.
Hayley comes to Chowan following a season at Urbana University as Assistant Acrobatics & Tumbling Coach in the program's inaugural season. Nejman helped Urbana to a third-place finish at the Mountain East Conference Championship. While in the Urbana area, Nejman was an assistant gymnastics coach at Beavercreek High in Dayton, Ohio.
Prior to coaching, Nejman was a four-year member of the Gannon University Acrobatics & Tumbling program from 2014-2018. Nejman was named Gannon's first National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Associations (NCATA) All-American in 2017. That same season, Hayley would garner ECAC All-Conference honors, ECAC Athlete of the Week, and place third in the Tumbling Trio Heat at NCATA Nationals. Hayley then helped secure an NCATA National Championship in the Inversion Pyramid event in 2018 and would be named ECAC All-Conference Honorable Mention in 2018.
While competing as a student-athlete, Hayley helped at the Lakettes and Lakers Gymnastics Academy and Long's School of Dance in Erie, PA. Hayley earned a bachelor's degree in Sports and Exercise Science from Gannon in 2018.