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Ed Burch

Class of 2001· Disciplines(s): Men's Artistic· Inducted as: Coach

Ed Burch is the owner and head coach of Gold Cup Gymnastics Club in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Throughout his 25 years of coaching, Burch has led gymnasts to numerous national titles and international medals, including Trent Dimas’s gold medal on high bar at the 1992 Olympic Games.

At the same time, Burch has fulfilled his personal commitment to increase awareness about the sport of gymnastics in Albuquerque on both a competitive and recreational level for both boys and girls. Many of his former athletes have either received scholarships to Top Ten NCAA programs or gone on to compete in the Olympic Games. He has placed fourteen athletes on U.S. national teams and coached four Olympians. One of his former students, Lance Ringnald, is a fellow inductee in this year’s Hall of Fame class.

He is a veteran U.S. coach of the Pan American Games, World Gymnastics Championships, Goodwill Games, Olympic Games, and several international competitions. In 1986, he was the recipient of the Frank Cumiskey Award. After dedicating his life to coaching men, Burch now focuses primarily on coaching women’s gymnastics. Burch and his wife Kay have two children, Edward and Stephanie, and reside in Albuquerque.