Title: Assistant Coach
Scott Sherman is in his 22nd season as an assistant coach with the women's gymnastics program. His primary responsibilities include coaching on uneven bars, coordinating schedules, and assisting in recruiting efforts. During his tenure, Sherman has helped Michigan to 18 Big Ten Championships titles, four Big Ten regular season titles, 11 NCAA Regional titles, 18 NCAA Championships appearances and seven NCAA Super Six berths.
Sherman is widely considered to be one of the nation's finest coaches on uneven bars. He was named NCAA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2008 and is a six-time NCAA Regional Coach of the Year (1997, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).
Individually, Sherman has coached two gymnasts to national championships: Elise Ray in 2004 (uneven bars) and Kylee Botterman in 2011 (all-around). At the Big Ten level, he has coached the Big Ten uneven bars champion in 13 of his 22 seasons, including four of the past five seasons (Joanna Sampson in 2014; Nicole Artz in 2015, Brianna Brown in 2016 and 2018). In addition, Sherman has coached 35 of the team's 41 NCAA All-Americans on uneven bars, including 10 in the past seven seasons.
Prior to his arrival at Michigan, Sherman was an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota and a club gymnastics coach for the Olympic Gymnastics Academy and Twin City Twisters.
A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sherman earned his B.S. in real estate and economics in 1986 from St. Cloud State University. He and his wife Shannon reside in Ann Arbor with their four children.
Title: Volunteer Assistant Coach
Maile'ana Kanewa-Mariano has been named volunteer assistant coach for the 2017-18 season.
Kanewa-Mariano received her master's degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma in May, 2018. While in graduate school, she worked as a graduate assistant in athletic development for the Sooners, aiding in fundraising and growing a donor base.
During the 2016-17 season, Kanewa-Mariano was a student assistant coach for the national championship women's gymnastics team at Oklahoma. It was the third NCAA Championship for her as she won two as a student-athlete at OU. Her responsibilities included helping coach floor exercise and working with student-athletes on their dance and choreography.
Kanewa-Mariano was a gymnast at Oklahoma from 2012-16 and was a part of two national championship teams in 2014 and 2016. She earned All-America honors on both vault and floor in 2014, finishing fourth on vault and as the NCAA runner-up on floor. She was also a two-time Big 12 vault champion, winning the event in 2013 and 2014.
As a senior, Kanewa-Mariano was a member of the captain's table for student-athletes. She earned NACGC/W Scholastic All-America honors all four years and was a two-time Academic All-Big 12 selection. She earned the Athletics Council Achievement Award in 2015-16. She graduated from Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in human relations in 2016.
Title: Student Assistant Coach
Sam Roy retired from gymnastics prior to the 2018-19 school year and joined the Michigan women's gymnastics coaching staff as a student assistant coach.
Roy was a part of back-to-back Big Ten Championship teams in 2017 and 2018 while competing for the Wolverines. She earned Academic All-Big Ten honors as a sophomore. Roy is currently a junior studying biopsychology, cognition and neuroscience.
Title: Student Assistant Coach
Polina Shchennikova medically retired from gymnastics in September, 2018 and joining the Michigan women's gymnastics coaching staff as a student assistant coach.
Shchennikova was a member of back-to-back Big Ten Championship teams in 2017 and 2018. She won two event titles in her career and scored 9.900 or better on four collegiate routines. She earned Academic All-Big Ten honors as a sophomore and is studying sport management.