Spartan alum Mike Rowe joins coaching staff in preparation of the 2014-15 season.
Mike Rowe joined the Michigan State gymnastics staff in preparation of the 2014-15 season. Rowe received his bachelors of science in landscape architecture from MSU in 1985 and was a member of the cheer squad. In 2013, Rowe received his masters in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University.
Rowe returned to MSU following nine years the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as assistant coach with primary focus on the uneven bars and recruiting coordinator. While there, he was a two-time Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year and coached two East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) bar champions, three EAGL Rookies of the Year and an NCAA Regional Qualifier on bars.
During his previous time in Michigan, Rowe also served as head compulsory coach, optional team coach and choreographer at Geddert's Twistars-USA. He helped qualify all but one gymnast to the 2005 Junior Olympic National Championships, continually produced national champions. Rowe received accolades as 2005 Michigan Compulsory Coach of the Year and was a member of the 2002 Region Five Coaching Staff of the Year. Additionally, he served as a clinician for the Region Five Mini-Congress, Michigan State Congress and other state and regional camps. Prior to MSU, he was a gymnast at Western Michigan and in high school.
In addition to his coaching career, he has performed as a professional dancer from 1985-97 in New York City, national and international tours, and commercial and music video performances.
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