Brad Cattermole, owner and head coach of the All-American Gymnastics Center in Orem, has been selected women's gymnastics coach at BYU.
Lu Wallace, women's athletic director, made the announcement Monday.Cattermole has been interim coach at BYU since early February while BYU officials were conducting a search for a replacement for co-coaches Rodney and Debbie Hill, who resigned.
In two month's time, Cattermole coached the Cougar gymnasts to six meet scores in the 180s, culminating with a BYU record 185.00 at the HCAC championships March 26.
Assisting Cattermole at BYU will be his wife, Dawn Neidert Cattermole, one of the top-ranked gymnastics judges in the state; elite coaches Jack Carter and Sherry Hawker; and strength coach Rick Otvos.
In 1971-72 while a freshman at BYU, Cattermole competed on the gymnastics team. He left school to serve an LDS mission to Peru. When he returned to the team in 1975-76, he broke a hand in practice and didn't
In 1976 the Cattermoles bought Provo Gymnastics. They developed a successful program and eventually moved to a bigger facility in Orem, renaming their club the All-American Gymnastics and Dance Center.
In the past few years, Cattermole's club has repeatedly won the Class I and Class II state championships, as well as titles in lower groups. He has coached two National Junior Olympics standouts Marianne Williams (now a freshman at BYU) to first place on the beam in 1985 and first on the floor in 1986; and Korie Jackman, Springville High School, to second place on the beam in 1984.
"The challenge at BYU is to become recognized as a major college team," said Cattermole. "We want BYU to be among the national