The Temple gymnastics team look to continue their success when they move to the East Atlantic Gymnastic League(EAGL) to compete starting in the 2021 season.
The Owls previously competed in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) for 14 seasons winning 13 event titles at the conference championships and won back to back titles in 2019 and 2020 under head coach Josh Nilson.
Coach Nilson appreciates the memories the cherry and white have created competing in the ECAC but looks forward to the new challenges ahead.
“I am grateful to the ECAC and the wonderful gymnastics coaches in that organization, we have made many great memories in competitions over the last two years. We are now turning the page and entering the EAGL conference. To be invited into this incredibly prestigious gymnastic conference is truly an honor.”
“The EAGL will be a challenging step up for us competitively, but we can’t wait to bring Temple gymnastics to the next level. Our team has worked very hard, and I am humbled and grateful to be able to lead these wonderful young athletes into a bright new future of EAGL competition.”
Acting Director of Athletics, Fran Dunphy expressed excitement when discussing the Owl’s move to the EAGL.
“The EAGL is a great fit for our team and will position us to achieve our long-term goals. We thank the ECAC and their leadership throughout many seasons of competition, and we wish them well.”
The EAGL has competed in NCAA gymnastics since 1996 and is made up of seven other institutions. The Owls will join George Washington University, Long Island University, the University of New Hampshire, the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, Towson University, and the University of Pittsburgh.