Mike Lorenzen, in his fifth season at Stanford, has had collegiate and club coaching success for more than 20 years. Lorenzen's main responsibility is the floor exercise and he assists Swircek with the uneven bars.
Immediately before arriving at Stanford, Lorenzen was the Gymnastics program director at Woodward Camp in central Pennsylvania, the world's largest gymnastics and action sports training camp. Lorenzen served in a multitude of roles, including promotions, management and the creation of training programs.
Prior to that, Lorenzen was head coach of the University of Iowa's women's team from 1999-2004, twice leading the Hawkeyes into the NCAA team championships for the first times in school history. He coached seven Big Ten individual champions and five NCAA All-Americans.
Lorenzen began his coaching career as a Yale graduate assistant (1987-89), and served as an assistant at Rhode Island (1989-90), Maryland (1992-93) and as head coach at Indiana (Pa.) in 1995. Lorenzen was Junior Olympic program director at Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy (1996-99) and was named USA Gymnastics regional coach of the year in 1999, when the club was recognized at the top J.O. program in the country.
Lorenzen received his B.A. in government and politics from University of Maryland in 1986 and earned his master's in international relations from Yale in 1989. Lorenzen is a doctoral student of educational administration and leadership, has been elected to the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors, and is president of the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women.