INDIANAPOLIS (December 28, 2021) – Syque Caesar has been named head coach for the men’s gymnastics athlete resident program at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center (OPTC) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA Gymnastics announced Tuesday.
As an assistant coach at Stanford University for more than six years, Caesar was a three-time CGA National Assistant Coach of the Year and helped lead Stanford to NCAA team titles in 2019 and 2021. In his tenure at Stanford, he has coached numerous USAG National Team athletes; he also is a FIG Brevet judge.
“Syque is one of the top young coaches in the country and is a tremendous addition to the USA Gymnastics family,” USA Gymnastics Vice President of Men’s Program Jason Woodnick said. “His years of experience and success in a team setting at the collegiate level make him a great fit for this role while his technical knowledge and judging experience will be invaluable in developing athletes for international success.”
Caesar will oversee all aspects of the USOPTC Resident Team Program, where he will be responsible for athlete development and building training and competition plans for all resident athletes. He also will serve as an educational and technical resource for other coaches in the gymnastics community.
A 2012 Olympian for Bangladesh, Caesar is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he was a five-time NCAA All-American and former NCAA record holder on parallel bars, leading the Wolverines to three NCAA team titles (2010, 2013 and 2014) while earning a bachelor’s degree in communication studies in 2013 and a master’s degree in sport management in 2014.