April 6, 2005

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Ohio State men’s gymnastics head coach Miles Avery won the 2005 Central Region Head Coach of the Year Award Wednesday evening at the 2005 NCAA/CGA banquet. It is Avery’s second-career accolade, winning in 2002, and the fifth in program history.

The NCAA/CGA banquet kicked off the 2005 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships weekend at the Holleder Center in West Point, N.Y., with the No. 1 seeded Buckeyes set to compete in Session I of the National Qualifier at 1 p.m. EDT.

Avery has garnered a 16-2-1 overall record, including an 11-1-1 mark in the Big Ten during Ohio State’s 2005 campaign. After beginning the season as the No. 4 team in the country in the 2005 GymInfo/NCAA preseason poll, Avery guided the Buckeyes to the No. 1 ranking for 7-of-11 weeks. This is Avery’s second head coaching honor of the year, as he won 2005 Big Ten Head Coach of the Year laurels following OSU’s No. 1 finish at the conference championships March 25 at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich.