The Weekly Warmup: Shelby Gies
The Weekly Warmup: Brittnee Martinez
The Weekly Warmup: Scott Sherman, Shannon Welker
2012 Michigan Women's Gymnastics Roster
Women's Gymnastics: Unit Eleven and the Magnificent Seven
Scott Sherman recently concluded his 18th season as an assistant coach with the women's gymnastics program. His primary responsibilities include coaching on uneven bars, coordinating schedules, and assisting in recruiting efforts.
Sherman is widely considered to be one of the nation's finest coaches on uneven bars. He was named NCAA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2008 and is a two-time NCAA Regional Coach of the Year (1997, 2010). Since joining the program, Sherman has contributed to 12 Big Ten Conference titles, nine NCAA Regional titles and six trips to the NCAA Super Six. He has coached his bars workers to the 10 highest single-season scoring averages in program history, including two of the top three in 2013 (49.257, second) and 2014 (49.250, third).
Sherman has coached two U-M gymnasts to national titles (Elise Ray in 2004 and Kylee Botterman in 2011 (All-Around)), while coaching Big Ten uneven bars champions in 10 of his 18 seasons, most recently Joanna Sampson in 2014. In addition, Sherman has coached 33 of the program's 39 NCAA All-Americans on uneven bars, including eight in the past four seasons (2011: Brittnee Martinez, Trish Wilson, Sarah Curtis; 2013: Katie Zurales, Joanna Sampson; 2014: Sampson, Shelby Gies, Nicole Artz).
Prior to his arrival at Michigan, Sherman was an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota and a club gymnastics coach for the Olympic Gymnastics Academy and Twin City Twisters.
A native of Minneapolis, Minn., Sherman earned his B.S. in real estate and economics in 1986 from St. Cloud State University. He and his wife Shannon reside in Ann Arbor with their children.