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Oct. 10, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio Bob Gauthier has been named assistant coach of the Ohio State men’s gymnastics staff, first-year head coach Rustam Sharipov announced Monday. Gauthier, who was an NCAA All-American at BYU (1984-85), completes the men’s gymnastics staff for the Scarlet and Gray.

“We are extremely happy that Bob completes our coaching staff because of his 26 years of coaching experience,” Sharipov said. “Bob’s addition to the program will help us achieve our goals.”

Gauthier, a native of Lindon, Utah, comes to Ohio State after spending more than 20 years as a men’s head coach for all ages and levels at various local gyms. As coach of Arete Gymnastics, Gauthier has had four gymnasts who are currently on the junior national development team, while one is a two-time pommel horse national champion.

Following his final season at BYU as team captain, Gauthier was an assistant coach and team recruiter at BYU from 1985 to 1990 and judged NCAA collegiate sanctioned events for 11 years (1985-1996). Gauthier also was a member of the USA Gymnastics’ Team from 1985-1988. A graduate of BYU in 1990 with a degree in physical education and health promotion, Gauthier was named Utah Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2011.