Kimberly Valenti

Kim Valenti, formerly Parsons, currently works at University of Pennsylvania as an admin in the athletic department and serves as the assistant to the Deputy Athletic Director. In this role, she also supports eight of the department's sports and their staffs along with other special projects. Previously, Valenti served as the assistant coach on Penn’s Gymnastics staff for three years. During her time with the program, Valenti coached two NCAA Regional individual qualifiers, the 2013 USA Gymnastics Collegiate National uneven bars champion, the 2013 ECAC Championship team and 2015 ECAC balance beam champion.

Prior to Penn, Valenti was the assistant coach at Temple University. With her help, the Owls broke program records in both vault and team scores, and claimed the ECAC Championship beam and all-around titles in 2012.

Preceding her move to Philadelphia, Valenti was the associate head coach for MIT's gymnastics program for the 2010-11 season, which she helped lead to the 2011 NAIGC National Championship. That team also boasted an NAIGC all-around champion; the vault co-champions; and the uneven bars champion. 

In the summers, Valenti is often found at camps. She worked as a program director at Woodward Gymnastics Camp, where she assisted in the management of the gymnastics staff and 200-300 gymnasts per week (Rec to Level 10/Elite). She still works as a master staff member there and offers clinics on technique, NCAA recruiting, and college athletics to visiting coaches and staff. She also travels to coach at college summer camps such as the University of Alabama and University of New Hampshire.

Valenti graduated from James Madison University, where she received her Bachelor's degree in History and was a member of the Dukes' gymnastics team. Valenti went on to complete her Master's degree in teaching from Boston University. A native of Stoughton, Massachusetts, Kim currently resides in Philadelphia with her husband, Matt Valenti.