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Thom Glielmi enters his eleventh season as head coach of the Stanford Men's Gymnastics team. Glielmi led Stanford to the NCAA title in 2011 and was named national coach of the year after leading the Cardinal to the NCAA title in 2009. In addition to his national coach of the year honor, Glielmi is a three-time NCAA West Region Head Coach of the Year from 2006-07 and 2009, and has coached 13 NCAA Champions and 73 All-Americans.
Glielmi guided Stanford to a fifth-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Team Finals and coached Eddie Penev to a pair of individual national titles on floor exercise and vault. Sean Senters, Cameron Foreman and Paiul Hickwa also garnered All-American honors.
Under Glielmi's leadership, in 2011 the Cardinal captured its second NCAA title in three seasons. Stanford followed a runner-up finish in 2010 by capturing the title by 1.850 points over Oklahoma. Alex Buscaglia captured an NCAA title on the horizontal bar and Glielmi added 11 more All-Americans, including three from Tim Gentry and a pair from Buscaglia and Josh Dixon.
The 2009 season was a culmination of Glielmi's efforts with the Stanford program. He led the Cardinal to the MPSF and NCAA titles after falling just short in previous seasons. The NCAA title was his first as a head coach for Glielmi and the fourth in Stanford history. Stanford earned the title with a 1.3 point advantage over second place Michigan. Glielmi added 11 more All-Americans in 2009, including three more from Sho Nakamori who ended his illustrious Stanford career with eight.
In 2008, Glielmi led the Cardinal to its third consecutive top-three finish at the NCAA Championships, taking second just 0.45 points behind champion Oklahoma, and produced a single-season school record of 15 All-Americans.
Prior to taking over the men's team at Stanford, Glielmi spent three seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota and guided the team to a No. 7 finish during his last season in Minnesota. While with the Golden Gophers, Glielmi was named the 2000-01 NCAA Assistant Coach of the Year after coaching the 2001 NCAA pommel horse and floor exercise champion. Glielmi has produced NCAA national champions on vault, rings, pommel horse, floor exercise and horizontal bar.
Glielmi is involved on many levels of the sport from the grass roots level to the international elite. He is an FIG Brevet judge, an Executive Board Member to USA-Gymnastics (the governing body of gymnastics), and is also on the NCAA Rules Committee for the men's program.
A USA Senior National Team Coach for ten years, Glielmi was a member of the 2006 and 2007 USA World Championships Team Coaching Staff. As head coach of the 2003 USA Pan American team he lead them to a bronze medal-winning competition. Additionally, he was part of the 2000 USA Olympic Team coaching staff.
Prior to coaching at Minnesota, he was the owner and head men's gymnastics coach at the International Sports Center in Matthews, N.C. A 1988 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Glielmi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.