Men's Gymnastics

Casimiro Suarez

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
3rd Year

Alma Mater:
School of Superior Physical Education (Havana, Cuba)

Casimiro Suarez

08/24/2014

Wynn, Melton Named to U.S. Senior National Team

Duo set to compete at Senior Pan American championships Aug. 27-Sept. 1

11/21/2012

Ohio State Signs Three to National Letter of Intent

Sean Melton, Jacob Dastrup and Andrew Rickly signed NLIs for the 2014 season

06/25/2012

Buckeyes Add Jake Martin to 2013 Squad

Sharipov signs Jake Martin from Oviedo, Fla.

04/18/2012

No. 7 Ohio State Heads to NCAA Championships

Buckeyes in action at 2 p.m. ET Thursday in NCAA Qualifier at Oklahoma

04/05/2012

No. 6 Ohio State Heads to Iowa for 2012 Big Ten Championships

Big Ten Network will broadcast championships live Friday and Saturday

08/27/2014

2014 P&G Championships

Photos by Amy Sanderson, RW Sports

Casimiro Suarez was named assistant coach of the Ohio State men's gymnastics team in the summer of 2011.

Suarez, a native of Havana, Cuba, came to Ohio State after coaching at Orlando Metro Gymnastics in Florida since 2002. A U.S. Junior National Team coach since 2004, he was named the Junior Olympic Coach of the Year in 2010. Suarez served as Cuba's women's national team coach from 1991-1994, was Brazil's women's national team coach from 1995-1998 and also spent three seasons at Oklahoma as an assistant coach for the women's team from 1998-2000. Suarez has coached former Buckeye Tai Lee to many prestigious awards including the state and regional eight champion and a "10.0" honor - awarded to the region's outstanding high school senior in academics and gymnastics.

As a gymnast, Suarez was a member of the Cuban National Team for 16 years and won nine all-around national titles. He competed in the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, finishing sixth in high bar. Suarez also participated in the World Championships seven times.

Suarez has a degree from the School of Superior Physical Education in Havana, Cuba, and brings 20 years of coaching experience to Columbus.

Coaching Accomplishments:
• Has 20 years of coaching experience at the junior, collegiate and international levels
• U.S. junior national team coach since 2004
• Named the 2010 Junior Olympic Coach of the Year
• Coached at Orlando Metro Gymnastics in Florida since 2002
• Served as Cuba's women's national team coach from 1991- 1994
• Brazil's women's national team coach from 1995-1998
• Spent three years as an assistant coach of the Oklahoma women's gymnastics team from 1998-2000
• First coach to claim team championships at both the junior and senior levels at Pan American Games with Brazil national team (1996-junior; 1997-senior)
• Coached Olympic qualiifer Soraya Carvalho in 1996

Gymnastics Accomplishments:
• Member of the 1980 Cuban National Team at the Olympics Games in Moscow, placing sixth on high bar
• Spent 16 years as a member of the Cuban National Team
• Nine-time all-around national champion (1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987)
• Competed in seven World Championships
• Two-time all-around champion at Pan-American Games (1979 and 1983)
• Claimed team gold medal with national team at 1991 Pan-American Games, placing second on vault
• Claimed first place on high bar at 1986 World Cup
• Notched a perfect 10.0 on high bar at the 1981 World Championships in Moscow
• Competed in three World University Games Championships (1981, 1983 and 1985)
• Two-time record in all sport competitions in all competing athletes with 19 medals (13 gold, five silver and one bronze)
• Posted six gold medals and one bronze medal in one competition in 1983
• Selected in the Top 10 Athletes in Latin America in both 1979 and 1983
• Holds the all-time record new elements in gymnastics code 5 know as "Suarez" (five on high bar and three parallel bars elements; currently has two on high bar and three on parallel bars)

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