Ashleigh Clare-Kearney Thigpen completes final season as LSU gymnastics volunteer coach
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Ashleigh Clare-Kearney Thigpen announced Wednesday, June 9, that she completed her final season in 2021 as a volunteer coach for LSU gymnastics.
The two-time NCAA Champion was LSU’s associate athletics director for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
“I arrived in Baton Rouge at the age of 18 unsure about what my future in a foreign city, so far away from home, would look like, but D-D Breaux, Bob Moore, and Philip Ogletree immediately became my family and valued me beyond just gymnastics,” said Thipgen. “They all played an integral part in shaping me into the woman I am today.”
Under NCAA rules, she can no longer serve on the staff of the gymnastics team and work in the athletic department.
Thigpen will continue her work in the athletic department.
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