Ohio State Men's Gymnastics head coach with GymnasticsVille co-host Kerry Adderly

Midknight Robin, Remi Marvin, and Kerry Adderly talk with Ohio State Big Ten Coach of the Year Rustam Sharipov about the men’s gymnastics team recent success, Jake Martin’s comeback, and the 1992 Olympic gold medal team.


Rustam Sharipov Stats

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Sharipov By the Numbers at Ohio State

14 All-Americans (27 All-America awards)

6 Big Ten champions (9 event titles)

2 individual national champions (Michael Newburger, pommel horse – 2013 and Alex Johnson, high bar – 2016)

1 Big Ten All Around Individual Champion (2016 – Sean Melton)


Rustam Sharipov was named the head coach of the Ohio State men’s gymnastics team in the summer of 2011. Sharipov, previously an assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma from 2005-11, brings the experience of three Olympic medals, including two gold, to Columbus as the eighth head coach in program history.

Last season, Sharipov led the Buckeyes back to the top. He was named the 2016 Big Ten Coach of the Year and helped guide Ohio State to its first Big Ten title since 2007. The Scarlet and Gray also set five school records in 2016: all-around (447.700), rings (76.050), high bar (75.750), vault (75.450) and parallel bars (75.150). Senior Alex Johnson went out on top becoming the first Buckeye since Ronald Ferris (2005) to win a national title on the high bar; Ohio State, as a team, registered a third-place finish at the 2016 NCAA Championships, its best finish since 2005 as well. In addition, Sean Melton was named the Big Ten Gymnast of the Year, and Alec Yoder won Big Ten Freshman of the Year accolades.

Coaching Experience

2011-Present – Head Coach, The Ohio State University

2005-2011 – Assistant Coach, University of Oklahoma

2001-05 – Houston Gymnastics Academy

2000-01 – Bart Conner Gymnastics

Coaching Accomplishments

2017- Ben Ten Coach of the Year

2016- Big Ten Coach of the Year

2014 – CGA Central Region coach of the year

2011 – Pan American Games coach (coached former Buckeye Brandon Wynn to gold medal on rings)

2010 – World championships personal coach

2010 – Head Coach, gold-medal U.S. Pan American team

2008 – National co-assistant coach of the year (Oklahoma)

2006 – National co-assistant coach of the year (Oklahoma)

2004 – Head Coach, gold-medal Jr. Pacific Alliance team

2002 – Head Coach, gold-medal Jr. Pan American team

1992 – “Master of Sport,” Soviet Union

Gymnastics Accomplishments

1996 – Gold Medalist on parallel bars, Atlanta Olympic Games

1996 – Team bronze medal (Ukraine), Atlanta Olympic Games

1996 – Parallel Bars champion, World championships

1996 – Parallel Bars champion, European championships

1995 – High bar gold medalist, European Cup

1995 – Parallel bars co-gold medalist, European Cup

1995 – Fifth in all-around, European Cup

1995 – All-Around champion, Championships of Romania

1995 – Parallel bars champion, Cottbus International

1995 – Parallel bars champion, French International

1994 – Parallel bars runner-up, World championships

1994 – Third-place team, World championships

1994 – Parallel bars co-champion, European championships

1994 – All-Around and still rings champion, Chunichi Cup

1993 – Third place in all-around, European Cup

1993 – All-Around, still rings, parallel bars, high bar champion at Championships of Romania

1993 – First-place team at Diet Coke Mixed Duos

1993 – All-Around and parallel bars champion, Nikon International

1992 – Olympic gold medal team (Unified Team)

1992 – High bar champion, European championships


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