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Rome Milan

Class of 2023· Disciplines(s): Inducted as: Lifetime Achievement

A longtime coach and Brevet-rated judge, Milan may be most known for his prowess as a sport historian, preserving and sharing gymnastics history, including equipment and memorabilia, with the community at competitions and national events for many years.

He was introduced to gymnastics through family ties to Sokol, a Czech-based gymnastics organization, and was a fourth-generation lifetime Sokol member.

Following his athletic career, in which he captained the University of Texas team, Milan coached gymnastics at Weatherford High School and Boswell High School in Texas for nearly two decades and remained active in coaching into the late 2010s.

He was also a tireless volunteer, lending his time and expertise to many international events, including Pan American Games, Goodwill Games, World Championships, and Olympic Games.

Milan served on the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors and was a member of the Gymnastics Association of Texas Board from 1992-2004.

After a brave battle with ALS, he passed away in April of 2021 and will be inducted into the Hall of Fame posthumously.