RITA BROWN, a USA World Team and Olympic Coach, has coached and trained athletes in the 2004, 1996, 1992, and 1988 Olympic Games. Ms. Brown is a graduate of the University of Florida & a certified teacher of physical education. She has been coaching gymnastics for over thirty years.
Under her coaching, over twenty-five gymnasts have qualified to the USA National Teams. Rita is renown for qualifying gymnasts to the Jr. and Sr. Elite Program and for producing high level gymnasts who continue their gymnastics careers on full scholarships. Gymnasts representing Brown’s Gymnastics and the United States have earned over 100 National and International Medals.
Rita Brown represents the United States as a National Team Coach and provides her expertise to the United States Gymnastics Federation, serving as a member of the USA Gymnastics Foundation Board of Directors. She developed RB Brown Consulting Group and travels throughout the United States providing consultation to improve current programs and initiate new facilities and programs. Rita also licenses the Brown’s Gymnastics name & programs. She has written 8 manuals for GYMCERT a subsidiary of USACERT used for Certifying Gymnastics Coaches. Those manuals are available for purchase at www.gymcert.com .
Rita’s youngest daughter, Carrie Brown, died in a tragic car accident 6 years ago at the young age of 14. In the face of this devastating loss, Rita managed to display courage and leadership by setting up various memorials around the Orlando community to help other children in Carrie’s memory. Rita was instrumental in establishing the Carrie Brown Foundation, a non-profit organization, that provides scholarships for Central Florida children by giving them scholarships to attend the YMCA Camp Wewa Summer Camp Program. For more information go to www.CarrieBrownFoundation.com.
Rita’s oldest daughter, Jenn, is a sportscaster for ESPN. She lives in Los Angeles, with her husband, actor, Wes Chatham. For more info on Jenn, visit her website www.JennBrown.com.