PISCATAWAY, NJ – Former Rutgers gymnast Mary (Pfeiffenberger) Peters has been named an assistant coach with the women’s gymnastics team, announced head coach Chrystal Chollet-Norton.
During her time as a Scarlet Knight, Peters was a four-year letterwinner (1991-1994) and was a standout on beam and floor. She received the Rutgers’ Student-Athlete of the Month Award for Community Service in 1993 and was the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1994.
Currently, Peters has been working with Devlin Gymnastics in Wall, NJ, as an instructor and coach and is the director of the women’s high school competitive team program. As the head coach of the Jersey Optional Gymnastics Association (JOGA) team, she has coached several stats championship teams and individual qualifiers at level 10.
Peters also is a certified member of the National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges (NAWGJ) and judges levels 4-10.
A January 1995 graduate of Rutgers College, Peters received her degree in psychology with a minor in women’s studies.
Peters will replace Maggie Haney, who stepped down at the conclusion of the 2003 season.