Former Cal gymnast Jessica Kelley is in her second official season in 2011 as an assistant coach for the Cal women's gymnastics team. The 2006 Rookie of the Year and 2007 Team MVP transitioned into a coaching role during the 2009 after sustaining a season-ending injury after the first meet of the year. She chose to stay with the team and help out as a student assistant for the remainder of what should have been her senior season of competition . After graduating from the University in December of 2009, Kelley officially became an assistant coach.
In 2010, Kelley worked on beam, floor, and choreography. In 2010, she will focus on assisting with bars and vault and once again working on choreography.
Kelley was a two-time West Regional participant during her Cal career, competing in the All-Around at Regionals in both 2007 and 2008. She just missed qualifying to the NCAA National Championships her junior year by .05. She is in the Cal record books for earning a 9.875 on her floor routine during the 2008 season.
Before coming to Cal, Kelley competed with Airborne Gymnastics (1996-2005)in Santa Clara.
Kelley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California. She majored in American Studies with an emphasis in organizations in the American Workplace.