BERKELEY, Calif. – Stanford men’s gymnastics assistant coach Brett McClure was named the head coach of the California men’s gymnastics team Friday.
McClure makes the trip across the Bay after three years at Stanford under head coach Thom Glielmi. McClure helped lead the team to a 57-19 record and a third-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Championships.
McClure earned a national championship with the Cardinal during his inaugural season in 2011 – Stanford’s 100th NCAA title. He was named the National Assistant Coach of the Year for that season.
“Obviously, we’re very sorry to see Brett go, he’s done a great job here and will be greatly missed,” Glielmi said. “I’m happy for Brett and the opportunities that head coaching position will provide him. Berkeley will be back on the national stage in a short time with Brett at the helm.”
Before arriving at Stanford, McClure spent four years as an assistant coach at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
McClure competed with the U.S. national team for seven years and boasts a wealth of world-class and international experience. He helped Team USA earn the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics – the highest U.S. men’s gymnastics finish in 20 years.
McClure earned U.S. national titles in the pommel horse in 2001 and 2004 and competed in six U.S. championships where he earned a total of 12 medals. Internationally, McClure competed in over 20 competitions. In addition, he competed in three world championships, twice helping the United States to silver medals.