Minnesota's Staff Earns National Coaches of the Year
Assistant coach Louie Johnson.

April 20, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- University of Minnesota women's gymnastics head coach Meg Stephenson has been named National Coach of the Year and her coaching staff of associate head coach Jenny Hansen, assistant coach Louie Johnson and volunteer assistant Jim Stephenson were honored as Assistant Coaches of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women.

Stephenson and her staff led No. 8 Minnesota (27-9) to its first appearance at the NCAA Championships since 2002, and the Gophers wound up finishing eighth out of 12 teams with a score of 196.375 points.

Minnesota had a record of 16-7 this season against opponents that were ranked among the Top 25, and the Golden Gophers earned a share of the inaugural Big Ten regular season championship. The team also earned its first Top 10 ranking since Jan. 14, 2002.

The coaching staff helped Minnesota place three gymnasts -- senior Shannon Golich, sophomore Kylie Schermann and freshman Lindsay Mable -- on the All-Big Ten First Team for the first time since 2004. Mable and senior Janell Campbell earned spots on the Big Ten's All-Championship Team, and Mable was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year.

Mable and freshman Hanna Nordquist each earned First Team All-America honors by advancing to Sunday's Individual Event Finals at the NCAA Championships, and Mable also earned regular season Second Team All-America honors for both floor and all-around from the NACGC/W.

It marks the first time the Minnesota coaching staff has been honored as National Coaches of the Year.


 

 

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