COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dick Huntwork, a 2002 All-American, was named assistant coach for the Ohio State men’s gymnastics team, interim co-head coaches Doug Stibel and Blaine Wilson announced Tuesday. Huntwork returns to the Buckeye program after being a member of the squad from 2000-03.
As a student-athlete, Huntwork, a native of Pickerington, Ohio, helped lead the Buckeyes to their third NCAA national championship in 2001 and two Big Ten titles (2001 and 2002). The three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree earned All-America status after placing fourth at the 2002 NCAA Individual Event Finals on floor exercise following his first-place finish in the event in the team finals. Huntwork, a 2003 CGA Academic All-American, was a Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor Finalist, four-time OSU Scholar Athlete and also earned the team’s Most Improved Award in 2000 and 2001. He was a three-time U.S. Gymnastics National Championship Qualifier (1998, 1999, 2001).
Since April 2003, Huntwork has been the men’s and women’s gymnastics coach at the Hocking Valley Youth Sport Center, training gymnasts qualify state, regional and national championships. The former Buckeye was head coach of the women competitive gymnastics team levels 4-10 and also coached men competitive gymnastics levels 5-10.
Huntwork graduated from Ohio State in June 2004 with a degree in education and earned his master’s degree in sports and exercise studies from Ohio State in December 2007.