Coaches Council

Tabitha Yim

Head Coach, Women’s Gymnastics
University of Arizona
2015 WCA Graduate, Class #36

 

Tabitha Yim was announced the new Arizona gymnastics head coach in May 2015. Yim joined the Wildcats after serving as an assistant coach at Stanford for the previous five seasons.
In Tabitha’s first season, she led Arizona to a 4th place finish at the NCAA Regionals and guided senior Lexi Mills to the regional balance beam title, advancing her to the NCAA Championships.
During Yim’s time as an assistant coach at Stanford, she coached gymnasts in all four events and specialized in beam and floor as an elite choreographer. She led the Cardinal’s recruiting efforts and played an integral role in the team’s social media efforts. Yim helped coach Stanford to its two highest team scores at an NCAA Championship competition in program history at the 2012 Super Six (197.500) and 2015 Super Six (197.250).
A collegiate standout, Yim was a 14-time All-American at Stanford from 2005-08, earning the most All-America honors in school history. She placed among the top 10 in the NCAA all-around competition all four years and twice won Pac-10 and NCAA regional all-around titles. In addition, Yim was named Pac-10 and Regional Gymnast of the Year during her senior season.
Yim was an extremely versatile gymnast, which has helped in her transition to coaching. She won two regional titles and one Pac-10 championship on the balance beam, was a two-time regional uneven bars champion, and twice placed third in the floor exercise at the NCAA Championships.
A native of Irvine, Calif., Yim competed for the United States national team that placed third at the 2001 World Championships, the same year she won the floor exercise at the U.S. Championships. She also won a U.S. Championship on beam in 2002 and finished fourth in the all-around at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials.
A 2008 Stanford graduate with a degree in human biology, Yim spent two years teaching prior to entering the coaching field. She taught sixth grade in Charlestown, Mass. as a part of the Citizen Schools program and spent the next year teaching ninth grade in Los Angeles, Calif. as part of Teach for America.