UNH gymnastics coach Lindsey Bruck Ayotte

BRUCK AYOTTE

Lindsey Bruck Ayotte is the new head coach of the University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics program.

Bruck Ayotte, who served as associate head coach under legendary Gail Goodspeed for the past three seasons, replaces Goodspeed, who retired July 1 after a 40-year career.

As associate head coach from 2016-19, Bruck Ayotte oversaw all team choreography, handled in-season team travel arrangements, worked alongside Goodspeed in all facets of the training program and was the gymnastics summer camp director. Previously, she was a UNH assistant coach for two seasons (2008-10). The Wildcats have reached the NCAA Regional Championships all five seasons that Bruck Ayotte has been on staff.

In 2019, Bruck Ayotte was named NCAA Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year after helping the Wildcats win their third EAGL Championship in program history at the Whittemore Center. She shared the award with assistant coach Sunny Marchand and Ed Datti, the volunteer assistant coach who rides off into the sunset of full-time retirement with Goodspeed, his wife, after 38 years of service to UNH.

A native of Marietta, N.Y., Bruck Ayotte was a two-time All-American at the University of Michigan from 2004-08. She was a Honda Award finalist, 2008 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee and a two-time NCAA Northeast Region Gymnast of the Year.