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Eastern Michigan Announces The Hiring of Assistant Coach Zaakira Muhammad

YPSILANTI, Mich. ( – Eastern Michigan University Gymnastics Head Coach Katie Minasola announced the hiring of Zaakira Muhammad as an assistant coach, Monday, July 15.

"I am thrilled to add Zaakira to our staff," said Minasola. "She brings top notch collegiate experience as a former student-athlete. I am looking forward to having a complete staff to help build the culture we have already established."

Muhammad comes to Eastern from Temple University where she was a Graduate Assistant Coach for Women's Gymnastics, and took on the title of Head Vault Coach. While at Temple, Muhammad helped coach the team to its highest ranking in over 20 years, won the Eastern College Athletic Conference for the first time in school history, and coached freshman, Ariana Castrence, on vault, at the 2019 Regionals in Athens, Ga.