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Chris Swircek
Position: Associate Head Coach
Experience: 13 Years

Chris Swircek returns for his 11th season and fifth as associate head coach. His primary coaching responsibilities are vault and uneven bars. Swircek also coordinates team travel, oversees the club and summer camp programs, and carries additional responsibilities in recruiting.

The uneven bars have been a strength for Stanford under Swircek, with six Pac-10/12 champions, seven NCAA Regional champs, 15 All-American honors, one national champion - 2010 winner Carly Janiga -- and one NCAA runner-up.

In addition, Stanford has had 10 All-Americans and seven regional champions on vault in that span.

Last year, Ivana Hong earned her first regional title on vault.

Swircek has been vital in helping the Cardinal to four top-four national finishes, five Super Six appearances and three Pac-10/12 titles.

The 2007 NCAA regional assistant coach of the year, Swircek joined the Stanford staff after coaching at the West Valley Gymnastics Club, a National-Team Training Center in Campbell, Calif., for seven years. There, he tutored four Junior Olympic national champions and 15 members of the TOP national team, and led his 2003 Level-10 squad to the state championships.

Swircek, a native of Omaha, Neb., competed on the men's gymnastics team at San Jose State, graduating with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 1993. He served as an undergraduate assistant for the Spartans' men in 1994.

Chris and his wife Shelley Engel reside in San Jose.