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Valorie Kondos Field UCLA Women's Gymnastics Head Coach
Her cancer gone today, Miss Val explains why she put her career on the line: “I wanted to reveal as much as I could so they could see that a diagnosis like this isn’t a death sentence and that it doesn’t mean that you’re going to become something different.
Valorie Kondos Field — known as "Miss Val" in the gymnastics community — is the head gymnastics coach at UCLA and a powerful, respected voice in the community. In a January 21 essay published on her website, Miss Val articulated what so many other powerful women have said, too: former USA Gymnastics, Michigan State University, and U.S. Olympic doctor Larry Nassar was enabled by the systems around him.
The sun has set on The Ranch. It’s time to listen. It’s time to heal. It’s time for the USOC and USAG to show the same courage these amazing women have. Time’s up!
But before she can help them move forward, Kondos-Field has to help them with their baggage.
UCLA Magazine sat down recently with John Wooden, 95, and Valorie Kondos Field ’87, 46, in the den of Wooden’s comfortable Encino home to find out a little more about these two extraordinary UCLA coaches. Friends for many years now, the two share a genuine affection that became evident as the conversation turned to life, love, faith and, of course, coaching.
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