The Cardinal finished the year ranked No. 1 in the country, and without a shock to anyone, head coach Thom Gliemi and his entire staff have been recognized for their efforts.
The College Gymnastics Association award Gliemi and his staff as the National Coaching Staff of the Year for their efforts in a shortened season due to the coronavirus pandemic, making it two years in a row that Stanford has hauled in the honors.
The National Head Coach and Assistant Coaches of the Year are typically selected annually to the coaches of the teams that win the NCAA National Championships. Since there was no national champion crowned this year, the CGA’s voters met and voted for both NCAA and GymACT divisions for the 2020 season.
Gliemi was already recognized as the West Region Head Coach of the Year and also took home now his fourth National Head Coach of the year award. He previously won it a season ago and during the Cardinal’s national-championship winning seasons of 2009 and 2011.
Assistant Coaches Syque Caesar and Mark Freeman were also recognized as Assistant Coaches of the Year in the West Region, and now nationally as well.
Gliemi had 16 athletes earn All-American honors this year, setting a new Stanford record while doubling the next closest team nationally (Michigan had eight).
Congratulations coach, well earned and well deserved!