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Chris Swircek
Position: Associate Head Coach
Experience: 13 Years
Chris Swircek returns for his 12th season and fifth as associate head coach in 2015-16. His primary coaching responsibilities are vault and uneven bars. Swircek also coordinates team travel, oversees the club and summer camp programs, and carries additional responsibilities in recruiting.

The uneven bars have been a strength for Stanford under Swircek, with seven Pac-10/12 champions, nine NCAA Regional champs, 22 All-American honors, one national champion - 2010 winner Carly Janiga - and two NCAA runner-ups.

In addition, Stanford has had 10 All-Americans and six regional champions on vault in that span, including 2015 NCAA champion Elizabeth Price.

Stanford had four All-Americans on bars and one on vault in 2015.

Swircek has been vital in helping the Cardinal to four top-four national finishes, six Super Six appearances and three Pac-10/12 titles.

The 2007 NCAA regional assistant coach of the year, Swircek joined the Stanford staff after coaching at the West Valley Gymnastics Club, a National-Team Training Center in Campbell, Calif., for seven years. There, he tutored four Junior Olympic national champions and 15 members of the TOP national team, and led his 2003 Level-10 squad to the state championships.

Swircek, a native of Omaha, Neb., competed on the men's gymnastics team at San Jose State, graduating with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 1993. He served as an undergraduate assistant for the Spartans' men in 1994.

Chris and his wife Shelley Engel reside in San Jose.