Nelligan is in his 20th season with the Terps, his 14th as head coach. In 2018, Nelligan was named the Big Ten Conference Head Coach of the Year! Nelligan has led the Terps to many regional championships and coached Audrey Barber (2022) as well as Katy Dodds and Stephanie Giameo (2013) to WCGA All-American status. As an accomplished gymnast himself, Nelligan competed for the University of Massachusetts Minutemen where he served as co-captain for one year. He went on to earn his degree in Sports Management from UMASS.
Erinn Dooley, Assistant Coach
Dooley is in her 14th year as assistant coach of the Terps Gymnastics team. Dooley had an impressive gymnastics career of her own competing for the US in a number of international competitions including the Pan-American Games and becoming a member of the US National Team from 1997-2000. From there, she went on to compete as a 7 time All-American for the Florida Gators where she served as co-captain for her junior and senior years. With a Bachelors Degree in Fitness/Wellness, Dooley's role plays a significant role in the success of Maryland Gymnastics
J.J. Ferreira, Assistant Coach
Ferreira is in his 12th year as assistant coach on floor and vault for the Terps. He has been a huge asset to the coaching staff and his technical knowledge as well as spotting abilities have helped the program continue to climb the past few years. Ferreira competed at Springfield College where he served as co-captain for two years and qualified to NCAA Championships in 2006 and 2008. After graduating with a degree in athletic administration, Ferreira went on to assist in coaching Springfield's Women's gymnastics team for two years where he was named ECAC Assistant Coach of the Year before coming to Maryland.
Morgan Epps, Assistant Coach
Maryland gymnastics head coach Brett Nelligan announced Morgan Epps will join the gymnastics coaching staff ahead of the 2024 season as an assistant coach on Friday.
"I am very honored and excited to be working in College Park with the GymTerps and their phenomenal staff and athletes," said Epps. "Their culture is one to be admired and I couldn't ask for a better group of athletes to work with."
Before Maryland, Epps worked at Hill's Gymnastics in Gaithersburg, MD, as a coach for their optional level gymnasts. Epps has coached several athletes to college scholarships and Maryland state team titles.
In addition to his coaching background, the Greenbelt, MD native is also brings experience as an active women's gymnastics judge to the program as he hopes to put his technical eye to use in coaching the GymTerps.
"Morgan is one of the great up-and-coming minds in our sport and will be an incredible asset to the program," Nelligan said.