| August 20, 1959 (age 56)
Austin, Texas (1959-08-20) |
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles (1983–1987)
UCLA Bruins gymnastics (Head coach, since 1991)
Valorie Kondos Field (born Valorie Kondos; August 20, 1959), often referred to as Miss Val, is an American gymnastics coach, and former ballet dancer and dance coach. She is the current head coach of the UCLA Bruins gymnastics team of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Field's Bruins teams have won six national championships during her tenure as head coach.
Kondos (Field's maiden name) trained as a ballet dancer and trained at Sacramento Ballet, Capital City Ballet, and Washington, D.C. Ballet. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was a student coach and choreographer for the UCLA Bruins gymnastics team starting in 1983.
Field has 24 years experience as a collegiate gymnastics head coach. She's coached the Bruins to six NCAA national championships and 15 Pac-12 Conference championships.
Valorie is married to UCLA Associate Athletic Director, Bobby Field. She trained as a professional ballet dancer and has performed with ballet companies such as Sacramento Ballet, Capital City Ballet and Washington, D.C. Ballet.
In May 2014, Field was diagnosed with breast cancer, but is now cancer-free. She opened up about this on a February 2016 edition of UCLA Bruins gymnastics' YouTube online web series Bruin Banter, hosted by Danusia Francis.
Kondos Field was portrayed by Jennifer Beals in the 2015 film Full Out about former UCLA Bruin gymnast, Ariana Berlin.
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