Ohio State concludes the 2016 Big Ten Championships with historic performance
Sean Melton and Alec Yoder finish 1-2 in the all-around
Ohio State finishes a close second behind first-place Illinois
In his first season on head coach Carey Fagan's staff, Ohio State once again advanced to an NCAA Regional as freshman Alexis Mattern garnered second team All-Big Ten honors and another freshman, Taylor Harrison, competed as an individual at the NCAA Championships after posting a fourth-place all-around finish at the NCAA Columbus Regional.
In 2016, the Buckeyes advanced to the NCAA Minneapolis Regional after Kaitlyn Hofland, Mattern and Jamie Stone each garnered second team All-Big Ten laurels.
Last season, the Buckeyes once again advanced to an NCAA Regional has Mattern was named first team All-Big Ten and Hofland picked up second team All-Big Ten honors. In addition, Mattern advanced to the NCAA Championships as an individual in the all-around.
Monahan spent the previous six seasons as an assistant at Penn State, working primarily with the vault and uneven bar events. He helped coach five gymnasts to 16 All-America honors and was named the NACGC/W Regional Assistant Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2011. Monahan helped guide the Nittany Lions to two NCAA Championship appearances while in University Park.
Monahan was a standout in his career at Ohio State from 2001-05. The seven-time All-American was a two-time Big Ten all-around champion, two-time Big Ten Gymnast of the Year, two-time team captain and was a part of a pair of Big Ten championship teams.