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Pitt Gymnastics Boasts Successful 2014-15 Academic Year

14 gymnasts receive honors including six NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans


Offutt Ties for Sixth on Beam at 2015 NCAA Regional Meet

The junior posted a 9.875 on beam at the Morgantown Regional to conclude the 2015 season.


Offutt Wins Beam at EAGL Championships; Kummerle Named EAGL Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Pitt names seven to first and second All-Tournament Teams


Panthers Defeat Ball State, Fall to No. 24 Kentucky in Tri Meet

Freshman Taylor Laymon picks up a first place finish for Pitt on the bars with a 9.875.


Gymnastics Falls to UNC, 194.700-194.450

Lindsay Offutt notches two first place finishes for the Panthers, both with career high scores.

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Debbie Yohman enters her 29th season as the head coach of the Pitt Gymnastics program. Throughout her career, she has enjoyed many individual record-breaking moments and tremendous team accomplishments. Coach Yohman has worked tirelessly for nearly three decades to help mold the young women from this university into fierce competitors and productive members of society. From recruiting Olympic-caliber athletes to gathering an ever-increasing amount of national recognition for the program, these successes have Yohman, and everyone associated with Pitt gymnastics, excited for the programs bright future.

University of Pittsburgh

  • 2013-2014, Head Coach
    • Led the Panthers to the fourth-highest score in school history, a 196.125, against Kent State and Centenary
    • Coached the team to six wins and her gymnasts earned six all-EAGL first-team and two second-team honors
    • Earned a sixth place finish at the EAGL Championship
    • Three Panthers earned a berth in the NCAA Regional Championships
  • 1986-2012, Head Coach
    • Coached the team to a seventh-all time high score (195.375) at the 2012 EAGL Championships
    • Led the Panthers to a second place finish at the EAGL Championships in 2000
    • In 2004, she coached Alyse Zeffiro, who scored the Panthers' first two perfect 10.0 scores on the vault and floor exercise
    • Teams have received bids to the NCAA Regional Championship in 18 of her 26 years as head coach
    • Had individual representatives at the NCAA Regional Championship every year during her tenure
    • Has earned ECAC, EAGL and Northeast Region Coach of the Year honors
    • Led the Panthers to nine individual EAGL titles
    • Helped the Panthers gymnastic team earn over 130 All-EAGL Academic selections as well as over 95 NACGC/W All-American Scholar Athletes
Oklahoma State University
  • 1982-1986, Assistant Coach
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • 1979-1982, Head Coach
    • Helped the Division III Panthers transition to the Division II level, giving the school an opportunity to offer scholarships
    • Under Yohman's guidance, the program rose from the bottom of the WWIAC to a national contender.Led the Panthers to the conferencechampionship where they finished as runner-up
University of Iowa
  • 1977-1979, graduate assistant
National Leadership
  • Involved in many committee and volunteer positions with the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches
  • Member of the Women's Collegiate Program Committee since 1997; served two tenures as its chair
  • Served four years as chairperson of the ECAC Division 1 selection committee
  • Served as the meet director for Big 8, Big 10 and MAIAW Regional Championships
  • Certified as an USAG Elite judge
  • Original member of the group of eight coaches who worked to form the East Atlantic Gymnastics League
Collegiate Career
  • Competed for Clarion University
  • Member of the 1976 National Championship Team
  • Was a student assistant on the 1977 National Championship Team
  • Two-time AIAW Champions

Debbie Yohman

Debbie  Yohman

Sharon, Pa.

Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Clarion, '77

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