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New gymnastics coach named


Tandi Carignan NFA gymnastics coach

Tandi Carignan has been named the new gymnastics coach at Norwich Free Academy.  

“Tandi is ready to lead our program,” said NFA Athletic Director Roy Wentworth. “I’m looking forward to her work with our student-athletes. She has the energy, the experience and the philosophy needed to succeed.”     

“To be in the classroom with our students and also hold this position is something I’m very excited about,” said Carignan, who is also in her first year as a science teacher at NFA.  “I hope my experience here provides opportunities for personal growth and pride for every gymnast.”    

Carignan, who trained and competed nationally through USAG level 8, has more than 20 years of coaching experience with Thames Valley Academy of Gymnastics, Kids Rule and Frog Bridge Gymnastics.

Before landing a teaching job at NFA, Carignan taught at Plainfield High School for 16 years. She holds a master’s degree in secondary science education from Eastern Connecticut State University and a bachelor’s degree in environmental marine biology from the University of Connecticut.