Natalie Broekman
Associate Head Coach
(801) 422-2681

Years at BYU

  • 2015- Present


  • Associate Head Coach of the BYU women's gymnastics team
  • Primary balance beam coach
  • Assists with all aspects of the program, including: athlete development, recruiting, summer camps, team promotion, community outreach, competitions and alumni relations

Prior to BYU

  • Coached at Gold Medal Gymnastics in Chandler, Arizona under the direction of Olympic gold medalist, Amanda Borden
  • Coached for nine years at Arizona Olympian Gymnastics 
  • Trained at Arizona Twisters under Lisa Spini

Gymnastics Career

  • Member of BYU gymnastics team from 1996-99, coached by Brad and Dawn Cattermole and Shauna Mertz
  • Team captain during the 1999 season
  • Broke school all-around record in 1999 with a 39.475
  • Recognized by the NACGC-W as an All-American on balance beam in 1996 
  • Received the Dale R. McCann Team Spirit award from the Cougar Club in 1999
  • Member of the U.S. Elite National Team from 1992-94
  • Finished third in the all-around senior national division at the U.S. Classic 
  • Demonstrator for the United States Gymnastics Federation, the Federation of International Gymanstics and U.S. Synchronized Swimming 


  • Bachelor's of Science in Family Science, BYU (2000)
  • Physical education coaching minor


  • Natalie and her husband, David, have four children — Davis, Brady, Holland and Tate.
  • Her parents were both BYU athletes — father Joe Emig (lacrosse) and mother Lori Christensen Emig (track and field)
  • Sister Lindsay was a BYU gymnast from 2001-02

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