How social media reacted to UCLA hiring Chris Waller as women's gymnastics head coach
Chris Waller, a 17-year veteran on the UCLA coaching staff, has been hired to replace Valorie Kondos Field as head coach, the school announced Wednesday evening.
Soon after the news broke, key members of the UCLA gymnastics community took to Twitter to share their support for Waller, who succeeds Kondos Field following 29 years at the helm. Waller has long flourished in Westwood, having won an NCAA title with the men's gymnastics team back in 1987. He's coached under Kondos Field since 2003. See how Waller's hiring was celebrated online.
Retired UCLA coach Valorie Kondos Field:
— Valorie Kondos Field (@OfficialMissVal) May 9, 2019
UCLA rising sophomore Margzetta Frazier:
Former UCLA gymnast JaNay Honest (2015-18):
— JaNay Honest (@janayhonest) May 9, 2019
Team USA wished the 1992 Olympian well:
“My blood runs Bruin blue, and I cannot wait to continue this journey.”
— Team USA (@TeamUSA) May 9, 2019
USA Gymnastics dug up some vintage Waller footage:
— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) May 9, 2019