April 23, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Carey Fagan, Ohio State women’s gymnastics head coach, was named National Coach of the Year, the NACGC/W announced. In addition, assistant coaches Bill Lorenz and Meredith Yonushonis earned Co-Assistant Coach of the Year honors.
The awards are the first for the Ohio State women’s gymnastics program, after the Buckeyes reached the program’s first NCAA Championship since 1990 and earned a Top 10 national finish.
Fagan, in her eighth year at the helm of the Buckeyes, earned her second Central Region Coach of the Year honor and Lorenz and Yonushonis were named Central Region Co-Assistant Coaches of the Year April 7 at the NCAA Raleigh Regional.
Under the guidance of the three coaches, Sarah Miller was named first team-All-Big Ten for the second-consecutive season and earned a spot on the All-Big Ten Championships team. Miller garnered a pair of Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honors in 2012 while Colleen Dean earned the honor once.
Miller earned second-team All-America honors on balance beam and floor exercise while Dean garnered second-team All-America honors on floor exercise. The duo became the seventh and eighth All-Americans in Ohio State women’s gymnastics history. It is the first time the Buckeyes have had multiple All-Americans in the same season.