Who is John Geddert's wife Kathryn? Ex-Olympic coach gave her Twistars gym after Larry Nassar case and she sold it
Geddert was a friend of sex offender and disgraced former gymnastics physician Larry Nassar and after Nassar's scandal, on January 25, 2018, he had transferred the management of Twistars gym to Kathryn
Former US Olympic women’s gymnastics coach John Geddert, who was charged with multiple counts of human trafficking and sexual assault, died by suicide on February 25. Geddert was charged with 20 counts of human trafficking and forced labor, one count of first-degree sexual assault, one count of second-degree sexual assault, racketeering, and lying to a police officer on Thursday, February 25. Geddert had agreed to surrender at a sheriff’s office before arraignment, but as per a DA spokesperson, the controversial gymnastics coach never showed up.
According to Kelly Rossman-McKinney, a spokeswoman for Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, police found the body of Geddert hours after he was criminally charged in Michigan. As per the developing report, he had agreed to surrender at a sheriff’s office on February 25 before 2:15 pm arraignment. Nessel told reports that “John Geddert used force, fraud, and coercion against the young athletes that came to him for gymnastics training for financial benefit to him.”
Who are John Geddert’s wife and children?
Geddert’s wife’s name is Kathryn Geddert and from their marriage, they have three children. The details of their marriage and the names of their children are not revealed to the public over privacy and safety concerns. In June 1996, John and Kathryn opened Twistars Gymnastics Club in Lansing, Michigan.
Geddert was reportedly a longtime associate of sex offender and disgraced former gymnastics physician Larry Nassar. A day after USA Gymnastics announced the suspension of his membership pending investigation of the abuse allegations, Geddert retired from the coaching profession. On January 25, 2018, he transferred the management of Twistars to Kathryn. The documents from the Gedderts file with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs confirm the transfer. At the same time, Twistars’ website also lists Kathyrn as its owner and has appeared to remove any references of her husband.
“I know my shortcomings as a coach – I have high expectations and high standards, and I am passionate about training our gymnasts to reach their full potential,” Geddert wrote in his retirement email. “Sometimes the intensity is challenging, both for our gymnasts and their coaches.”
Kathryn, who is graduated from Central Michigan University, was listed as the head of the Twistars Gymnastics Club in Michigan but reports from USA Today confirm that Twistars USA Gymnastics Club has been sold to new owners by Kathyrn. The club's new name is Capital City Flips, a February 4, 2021, announcement had read.