Indianapolis, Ind. – USA Gymnastics announces Yoichi Tomita, 44, of Tucson, Arizona and Barry Weiner, 51, of Berkeley, California, as assistant coaches for the 2000 U.S. Olympic men’s gymnastics team.

“I selected these two coaches because I think they will help us win a medal in Sydney,” said Peter Kormann, head coach of the 2000 Olympic men’s gymnastics team. “Yoichi is a very positive and energetic person. He feels we can win, and that’s the quality we need. Barry is very gymnastics savvy and a creative thinker. He’ll see the ways to make little changes to help us win a medal.”
Tomita is a former U.S. National Team Member and father/coach of current National Team Member and 1999 World Championships Team Member Yewki Tomita. He has been very involved in coaching at the elite level throughout his career. He was the assistant coach for the United States at the 1988 Olympic Games and at the 1999 World Championships.
Weiner is a veteran in the coaching community. Since 1991, he has been the head coach of the University of California-Berkeley men’s gymnastics team. He led his team to a NCAA Championships title in the 1997-1998 season and second place in 1996. He is head coach of 1999-2000 National Team Member and five-time NCAA All-American Trent Wells.