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APPLE VALLEY, MN- Eastview High School Athletic Director Matt Percival along with Apple Valley High School Athletic Director Virgil Jones, have announced the hiring of Liz Carlson as Head Gymnastics Coach for the 2019-20 season for the Apple Valley-Eastview cooperative sponsorship program.  Carlson will replace Brittany Stumpf who resigned this past off-season from her head coaching duties.

Coach Carlson brings previous a great deal of experience to the position from formerly being head gymnastics coach for Apple Valley High School along with most recently being an assistant coach for the Apple Valley-Eastview gymnastics program. In high school, Carlson was a two-sport athlete for the Eden Prairie Eagles. Carlson competed on the high school gymnastics team for five years and was a state competitor all of those. Carlson was state champion on vault, beam and all-around her freshman year. She was also Eden Prairie’s Athena Award winner her senior year.  In college, Carlson attended North Dakota State University on a track scholarship for high jumping before transferring to Moorhead State. During the summer and school breaks she would help coach track and gymnastics.  Carlson graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Communication. She currently works for the City of Shakopee. Carlson lives in Burnsville with her husband Steve and two children Katie (20) and Annie (17).

Quote from AD Virgil Jones:

“Liz brings a wealth of knowledge about the high school gymnastics programs within the Apple Valley-Eastview Gymnastics Community. She is a veteran coach who demonstrates care, compassion and team work with her athletes.”


Quote from AD Matt Percival:


“We are very thankful to have someone as experienced and committed to kids as Liz to be the new head Apple Valley-Eastview Gymnastics Coach.  It was very apparent throughout the interview process that she strives to be not only a coach of technique, but also someone focused on the greater purpose of education based athletics.”