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 19th 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. During his tenure, Sherman has helped Michigan to 15 Big Ten Championships titles, 10 NCAA Regional titles, 17 NCAA Championships appearances and seven NCAA Super Six berths.
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 three-time NCAA Regional Coach of the Year (1997, 2010, 2015). His uneven bars workers own the 10 highest single-season scoring averages on that apparatus in program history, including three of the top four averages in 2013 (49.257, second), 2014 (49.250, fourth) and 2015 (49.251, third).
Individually, Sherman has coached two gymnasts to national championships: Elise Ray in 2004 (uneven bars) and Kylee Botterman in 2011 (all-around). At the Big Ten level, he has coached the Big Ten uneven bars champion in 11 of his 19 seasons, including each of the past two seasons (Joanna Sampson in 2014; Nicole Artz in 2015). In addition, Sherman has coached 33 of the team's 39 NCAA All-Americans on uneven bars, including eight in the past five seasons alone (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 four children.