Brittney Emmons, a native of Pensacola, Florida, enters her second season with the Women’s Gymnastics program. Emmons assumed the duties as the Redhawks acting head coach on Dec. 13, 2017.
She served as an assistant coach with Southeast in 2017 and continues to coach the vault and floor teams as well as manage the team’s social media efforts. In 2017, the Redhawks averaged a 48.015 on vault and 48.242 on floor. Southeast recorded a season-best score of 48.550 on vault against Texas Woman’s and Rutgers on March 3 and totaled a 49.000 on floor versus Air Force on March 5. Alexis Brawner won the vault title at the MIC Championship with a career-high of 9.900 which ranks sixth all-time in SEMO program history.
Emmons previously served as a Volunteer Assistant Coach at Utah State. During her three years at USU, she worked in multiple positions, including Media Relations Assistant, Program Director and Assistant Summer Camp Director. She also worked as a Level 2, 4 and 5 coach at Air-Bound Gymnastics. Emmons received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Pre-Dental emphasis (2008-2012) and Master of Art in Physical Education and Sport (2012-2013) from Ball State University.
The 2018 campaign marks the second season for Chris Licameli as assistant coach at Southeast. Licameli’s role involves coaching the Redhawk bars team, assisting with recruiting and coordinating travel.
Under his guidance, the 2017 Redhawks team averaged a 47.523 on bars and recorded a season-best score of 48.800 against Air Force on March 5. Alexis Brawner earned All-MIC first-team honors on bars after she tallied a career-high of 9.825 at the MIC Championship.
A Lindenhurst, New York native, Licameli came to SEMO from Temple University, where he graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management. While at Temple, Licameli spent two seasons as a manager for the men’s basketball team and one season as a Volunteer Assistant Coach, as well as the Director of Operations for the Owls’ gymnastics team.
Director of Operations
Kaila Pohrte joins the women’s gymnastics team as the Director of Operations for the 2018 season.
Pohrte, a junior sport management major from New Lenox, Illinois, brings a wealth of athletic and gymnastics experience to the position.
She previously served as a compliance intern in the Southeast Missouri Department of Athletics and as a student worker at the Holcomb Success Center.