In her first two season with the Bears, Ucci has helped the Bears win two straight National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) national championships with a 22-0 record while coaching six NCATA All-Americans, 2015 NCATA Most Outstanding Athlete Kiara Nowlin and 2015 NCATA Freshman of the Year Shayla Moore. Additionally, Ucci has helped guide Baylor to 12 event national titles.
Ucci served as an assistant coach at the University of Oregon under current BU head coach Felecia Mulkey for five seasons prior to following her to Baylor. The Ducks claimed the NCATA national championship four of her five seasons and produced 11 All-Americans and two Performers of the Year. During her stint with the program, the Ducks were 39-2 (.951).
"Angela is a fantastic addition to our team and to the Baylor athletics department," said Mulkey. "She shares the same drive and passion as I do for not only improving our own team, but for nationally advancing acrobatics and tumbling in general."
Ucci's strength as a coach includes training specific tumbling technique for the sport of acrobatics and tumbling. This technical expertise allowed the Ducks to consistently capture individual event titles as Ucci coached 14 national tumbling event champions in her final four seasons at Oregon.
Ucci, a native of Kennesaw, Ga., has 10 years of all-around experience in gymnastics, starting out her career competing nationally for the Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta before joining Mulkey's squad at Kennesaw State University (KSU) in 2003. While with the Owls, Ucci was a five-time All-American selection while competing as a back base for the club competitive cheerleading team.
Ucci was also a member of Mulkey's two national championship teams at KSU in 2004 and 2005.
After graduating from Kennesaw State in 2008 with a degree in exercise and health science, Ucci started a small tumbling program out of Workout Anytime in Kennesaw where she was also employed as a personal trainer. She simultaneously worked as a gymnastics coach for World of Gymnastics and was the curriculum director at World of Cheer.