Terry Karwoski enters her third season as an assistant coach with the Panthers' gymnastics program, after having served as head coach at Western Michigan University from 1997 to 2009. As head coach Karwoski lead the Broncos to two championship titles in 2006 as Mid-American Conference Regular Season and Tournament Champions. Her athletes were regular participants as individual qualifiers to the NCAA-Central Regional Championships. Named Mid-American Conference coach of the year in 2002 and 2006, Karwoski's athletes also excelled in the class room producing many NACGC/W Athletic-Academic All Americans each season and a perfect Academic Progress Rate (APR) score in 2008.
"We are so fortunate to be able to attract someone of Terry's experience and commitment tour program," Head Coach Yohman said. "Terry is on e of the most positive people I have ever been around. She is an excellent teacher and a wonderful addition to our team and staff brining a wealth of ideas which compliment the program. I am pleased to work with someone of her caliber and I look forward to her role in achieving our goals."
A native of Doylestown, PA, Karwoski training at Central Bucks School of Gymnastics and Dance coached by Tom Form and Bob Schultz in her compulsory and early optional years. During her high school years Karwoski training at Berks Gymnastics Academy under Tom McCarthy and Rich Fiorentino and was able to earn a college scholarship to Northern Illinois University.
Starting her collegiate gymnastics career at NIU Karwoski later transferred to Western Michigan University where she competed for head coach, now Athletics Director Kathy Beauregard. Karwoski was a team member of Beauregard's Mid-American Conference Team in 1988. It was Beauregard who encouraged Karwoski to get into coaching and ultimately hired her as the Head Coach of the gymnastics team in 1997.
Karwoski joins her husband Chris at PITT who is the assistant Men's Soccer coach. Together they have 4 children, Corry 19 and sophomore at PITT, Kelly 17, Kathryn 6 and Jack 4.