Meadows named assistant coach for 2012 U.S. Olympic Team for men's gymnastics
posted on 07/11/2012

© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 11, 2012 Acaa Tom Meadows of Houston/Cypress Gymnastics Academy has been selected to serve as the USA's assistant men's gymnastics coach for 2012 Olympic Games in London. He will be on the competition floor with head Olympic coach Kevin Mazeika, also of Houston, during the preliminary round and the team finals at the 2012 Olympic Games, July 27-August 12, in London.

Meadows, who is the men's team coach at Cypress Gymnastics, is the personal coach for two-time Olympian Jonathan Horton and 2012 replacement athlete Chris Brooks, both of whom hail from Houston and represent Team Hilton HHonors. Meadows has coached elite gymnasts since 1995 and was the first coach for both Horton and Brooks before they went on to successful collegiate careers at the University of Oklahoma. The USA Gymnastics Senior Coach of the Year, Meadows was a 2010 World Championships assistant coach, where he helped Horton to all-around bronze. Meadows is a former NCAA All-American and 1994 Nissen Award finalist.

The men who advance to the all-around and individual event finals will have their personal coaches with them on the floor for those sessions. In addition to Meadows, the other personal coaches are: Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev./University of Oklahoma -- Mark Williams; Danell Leyva of Miami/Team Hilton HHonors (Universal Gymnastics) Acaa Yin Alvarez; Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./University of Michigan Acaa Kurt Golder; and John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (U.S. Olympic Training Center) Acaa Vitaly Marinitch.