Former Sacramento State gymnastics standout Melissa Genovese joined the staff as an assistant coach in August of 2015.
During her first season on the staff, Genovese coached Kalliah McCartney and Lauren Rice to MPSF titles as each scored 9.850.
Genovese competed for the Hornets from 2005-08 where she was a part of three conference championship teams. She also qualified for an NCAA regional all four years of her career and was the 2007 Western Athletic Conference individual beam champion.
As a senior, Genovese set the Sacramento State record with a 9.950 on beam in her final home routine — a score which remains the best in Hornet history. She also is tied for second place with a 9.925 and has four 9.900s to tie for sixth.
After graduating from Sacramento State, Genovese moved to San Diego where she coached at Pacific Coast Gymnastics from the last seven years. While there, she coached the club's competitive teams ranging from levels 3-10.