Aja Sims, an All-American on two events as an Alabama gymnast, has joined the Crimson Tide coaching squad as a volunteer assistant coach.

Head coach Dana Duckworth announced Sims’ addition to the staff on Tuesday.

“I am beyond thrilled that Aja has accepted the volunteer assistant coach position at the University of Alabama,” Duckworth said. “She loves this university with all of her heart and she is an extraordinary example to our recruits and current team. … She will be an amazing asset to our ladies not only because of her positive attitude but her infectious personality and passion to achieve competitive greatness that fits with everything we stand for at Alabama.”

Sims, who graduated in December 2017 with a degree in exercise science, was a balance beam and floor exercise All-American, and was a member of two teams that won SEC titles and four that reached the NCAA Super Six.

“I am so excited to be a part of the staff this year and have the opportunity to give back to a program that has given me so much,” Sims said. “To be able to continue to be a part of Alabama gymnastics’ championship legacy is such an incredible honor. I love Tuscaloosa and having the opportunity to be a part of the Crimson Tide family every day.”