Year at Utah: 1st
2018-present: Utah Volunteer Assistant Coach
2012-2017: Falcon Gymnastics Center Assistant Coach
2009-2017: Seattle Pacific
2013-2017: Assistant Gymnastics Coach
2010-2012: Assistant Track & Field Coach
2009: Assistant Gymnastics Coach
2006-2008: Seattle Academy of the Arts & Science
Head JV Soccer Coach
Assistant Track & Field Coach
2007: Shoreline High School
Head Gymnastics Coach
USAG National Champions: 5
USAG All-Americans: 21
Bachelor's in English
Hometown: Port Moody, B.C.
Birthdate: Jan. 31, 1983
Married: Henry Ruggiero
Children: Crosby, Hayden
Former Canadian National team member and two-sport NCAA All-American Carly Dockendorf is in her first season as a Utah volunteer assistant coach and choreographer. She brings nine years of experience in college coaching to her new position. Dockendorf spent six years at Seattle Pacific as an assistant gymnastics coach (2009, 2013-17) and three years as an assistant track and field coach (2010-12).
During both stints on the Seattle Pacific gymnastics staff, Dockendorf was the head vault and floor coach, floor choreographer, recruiting coordinator and strength and conditioning coach. She also assisted with the team's social media presence.
She doubled as a club coach during her time at SPU, assisting at Falcon Gymnastics Center from 2012-17. After her first year coaching gymnastics at SPU, she moved to the track and field staff, coinciding with her pursuit of a berth on the Canadian Olympic team as a pole vaulter.
While she narrowly missed making the team, she broke the Canadian indoor pole vault record by clearing 14 feet, 6 inches (4.42 meters) and earned a spot to compete for Canada at the Commonwealth Games in India, where she won a bronze medal. In 2011 she won the pole vault at the Canadian National Track and Field Championships and set the British Columbia Provincial record, jumping 4.45 meters.
Dockendorf returned to the SPU gymnastics staff in 2013 and finished with three national champions on floor and two on vault to her credit at the USA Gymnastics Championships (the USAG Championships are for Division II and Ivy League schools). She also coached 21 USAG All-Americans (11 on vault and 10 on floor). The Falcons placed third at the USAG National Championships from 2014-16 and three individuals advanced to the Division I NCAA Championships, including one on vault and two on floor.
An All-America gymnast and pole vaulter for Washington, Dockendorf was the 2003 Pac-12 uneven bar champion, scoring a 10.0. It was one of a school-record six 10.0 scores for Dockendorf, who also had five perfect scores on floor. She won 48 event titles during her UW gymnastics career from 2002-05, including a school-record 24 titles on floor.
A 2003 second-team All-American on the floor exercise, three-time NCAA Regional champion and two-time All-Pac-10 selection, Dockendorf was Washington's MVP in 2003 and 2005. She won the team's Most Inspirational award in 2002 and 2004 and served as the Huskies' captain in 2004 and 2005.
She took up pole vaulting as a sophomore, earning All-America honors with her sixth-place finish at the 2005 NCAA Championships. She placed 11th at the 2006 NCAA Track & Field Championships.
Dockendorf earned a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in communications from Washington in 2006, where she was a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic selection. She coached one year of high school gymnastics at Shorecrest High School and coached the track and soccer teams at the Seattle Academy of the Arts and Science for three years before accepting the post at SPU.
Dockendorf became USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Certified in 2016 and earned a certificate from the NCAA Women's Coaching Academy in Denver that same year.
The Port Moody, B.C., native is married to Henry Ruggiero, the director of physical performance for the Real Salt Lake Major League Soccer team. They have two daughters: Crosby and Hayden.