Video: Have You Met...Margie Foster-Cunningham?

GW’s longest tenured head coach is building on last season’s success by focusing on helping the team improve every day.

January 24, 2020

Margie Foster-Cunningham

Margie Foster-Cunningham, the head coach of GW Gymnastics, is the university’s longest tenured head coach. (Matt Hodgkins/ GW Today)

Margie Foster-Cunningham is the head coach of GW Gymnastics and the longest tenured head coach at the university. In her 35th year at the helm of the program, she is focused on helping her student-athletes make small improvements every day to capture the highest possible scores as they look to build on last season’s success.

In 2019 the team finished its season with a fifth consecutive appearance in a NCAA regional meet. The team will compete several times this season at the Charles E. Smith Center.  

Ms. Foster-Cunningham graduated from Penn State in 1982, where she was a five-time All-American and led the Nittany Lions to a national championship in 1980. Her impact on the GW program’s record book has been profound. She has coached every gymnast in GW's Top 10 for each event— vault, bars, beam and floor. Even with her success, her favorite part of the job is getting to know and learn from GW’s student-athletes.

Take some time to get to know her: