Former Duck Standout Karly Nowak Named A&T Assistant Coach 

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon acrobatics & tumbling head coach Taylor Susnara announced the hiring of former Duck standout Karly Nowak as an assistant coach Wednesday. 

“I am thrilled to be adding Karly to our staff,” Susnara said. “Karly has competed in all aspects of the sport and brings a unique perspective and insight to how we run things. She completes our coaching staff and is going to bring an extreme amount of value to our program.” 

Nowak recently concluded her career as a student-athlete at Oregon, competing for the Ducks from 2020-23. A 2023 National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) All-American, Nowak helped lead the Ducks to a runner-up finish at the NCATA National Championship as a senior, the best finish for the program since 2019. Nowak competed in each of the Ducks’ 26 meets during her career, appearing as a top, base and tumbler.  

“I’m honored to be able to give back to the program that has shaped me into the person I am today,” Nowak said. “I had a wonderful experience at UO as a student-athlete and am excited help provide that same experience for my fellow Ducks. I can’t wait to continue my career as a Duck and help grow the sport of acrobatics & tumbling from a new perspective.” 

The Howell, N.J., native was named a recipient of the 2022-23 Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal, an award given annually to each member institution’s outstanding senior male and female student-athlete based on the exhibition of the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership. A four-time NCATA Academic Honor Roll and three-time Pac-12 Spring Academic Honor Roll recipient, Nowak graduated from UO with a degree in human physiology.