Gym Coaches, Courville Earn Region's Top Awards

by Jake Terry (@LSUjake)
Gym Coaches, Courville Earn Region's Top Awards

BATON ROUGE – LSU head coach D-D Breaux, associate head coach Jay Clark, assistant coach Bob Moore and gymnast Rheagan Courville all earned Central Region awards, the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) announced Wednesday.

Breaux was named Central Region Coach of the Year, Clark and Moore shared Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year and Courville won a share of Central Region Gymnast of the Year along with Kent State’s Marie Case.

All four are repeat winners after each captured Central Region awards last season.

Breaux is now a seven-time recipient of the region coach of the year award as she also won it in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010 and last year.

This marks the fifth time Moore has earned assistant coach of the year after winning it in 2005, 2007, 2009 and last year.

Clark is a two-time Central Region assistant coach of the year after winning last season, and he also earned the 2006 Southeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year award as well as the 2006 NCAA National Assistant Coach of the Year honor.

Courville earned the award for the second-straight year after leading the Central Region in the all-around standings and ranking second on vault, bars, beam and floor.

She has earned eight all-around titles this season and 24 total individual titles to go along with season highs of 10.0 on vault, 9.95 on bars, 9.975 on beam, 9.95 on floor and 39.750 in the all-around.

Breaux guided LSU (20-5) to the No. 3 overall national seed in the NCAA Championships and the 13th regional title in school history with a program-record 198.325 at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional on April 5.

Moore coaches the team on vault where the Tigers have been ranked No. 1 nationally for six straight weeks with a school-record 49.506 season average, and all six vaulters rank among the Top 16 in the region. Clark oversees a bars lineup that ranks fifth nationally with a school-record 49.333 average, and all six bars workers rank in the Top 18 in the region, including Sarie Morrison at No. 1.

LSU is back in action at the NCAA Championships in Birmingham, Ala., when the Tigers compete in Semifinal I at 1 p.m. CT in BJCC Arena on April 18.

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2014 NACGC/W Central Region Awards
Head Coach of the Year: D-D Breaux, LSU
Co-Gymnasts of the Year: Rheagan Courville, LSU & Marie Case, Kent State
Co-Assistant Coaches of the Year: Jay Clark & Bob Moore, LSU
Administrator of the Year: Marie Robbins, Alabama