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Thom Glielmi
Position: Head Coach
Experience: 14 Years

Thom Glielmi enters his 14th season in 2015-16 after beginning his tenure in 2002.

Glielmi coached Stanford to two NCAA titles in three years in 2009 and 2011. He was named National Coach of the Year during the 2009 and 2011 seasons.

In addition to his national honors, Glielmi is a three-time NCAA West Region Head Coach of the Year (2006, 2007 and 2009) and has coached 11 student-athletes to 13 NCAA individual titles and 30 performers to 110 All-America honors.

The Cardinal finished second at the NCAA Championshps under Glielmi's leadership in 2015 - the program's ninth top-10 finish in the past 10 years. Stanford went 19-4, registering 17 wins over top-10 opponents, including four ranked in the top five. Five Cardinal gymnasts combined for 10 All-America honors and three gymnasts earned NCAA titles. 

Stanford completed the 2014 season with a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year. Glielmi led the Cardinal to a 15-7 record, registering 15 wins over top-10 opponents, including six ranked in the top five. Five gymnasts garnered eight All-America honors.

Glielmi led Stanford to a third-place NCAA finish in 2013 – the Cardinal’s seventh top-three finish in eight seasons. Six gymnasts earned nine All-America honors and Eddie Penev was named the Nissen-Emery Award winner as the nation’s top senior gymnast.

Glielmi guided Stanford to a fifth-place finish at the 2012 NCAA team finals and coached Penev to a pair of individual national titles on floor exercise and vault. Sean Senters, Cameron Foreman and Paul Hichwa also garnered All-America honors.

Under Glielmi's leadership in 2011, the Cardinal captured its second NCAA title in three seasons. Stanford followed a runner-up finish in 2010 by winning the title by 1.850 points over Oklahoma. Alex Buscaglia claimed an NCAA title on the horizontal bar and Glielmi added 11 more All-Americans, including three from Tim Gentry and a pair from Buscaglia and Josh Dixon.

 The 2009 season was a culmination of Glielmi's efforts with the Stanford program, leading the Cardinal to Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and NCAA titles. The NCAA title was the first as a head coach for Glielmi and the fourth in Stanford history. Stanford earned the title with a 1.3-point advantage over second-place Michigan. Glielmi added 11 more All-Americans in 2009, including three from Sho Nakamori, who ended his illustrious Stanford career with eight.

In 2008, Glielmi led the Cardinal to its third consecutive top-three finish at the NCAA Championships, taking second 0.45 points behind champion Oklahoma, and produced a single-season school record of 15 All-America honors.

Prior to taking over the men's team at Stanford, Glielmi spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Minnesota and guided the team to a No. 7 finish during his final season. While with the Golden Gophers, Glielmi was named the NCAA Assistant Coach of the Year after coaching the 2001 NCAA pommel horse and floor exercise champion, Clay Strother.

Glielmi has produced NCAA national champions on vault, rings, pommel horse, floor exercise and horizontal bar.

Glielmi is involved on many levels of the sport from the grass roots to the international elite. He is an FIG Brevet judge, an executive board member to USA Gymnastics and on the NCAA Rules Committee for the men's program. A USA Senior National Team Coach for 10 years, Glielmi was a member of the 2006 and 2007 USA World Championships coaching staff.

As head coach of the 2003 USA Pan American team, he led the team to a bronze medal. Additionally, he was part of the 2000 USA Olympic Team coaching staff.

Prior to coaching at Minnesota, he was the owner and head men's gymnastics coach at the International Sports Center in Matthews, N.C. A 1988 graduate of Southern Illinois University, Glielmi holds a degree in communications.