DENVER – College of Denver gymnastics assistant coach Dave Kuzara has introduced his retirement following greater than 30 years teaching collegiate ladies’s gymnastics.
“I wish to thank Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart, Linas Gaveika, Julie Campbell, Hayli Yetter, all the help employees at DU and our student-athletes who’ve made this expertise actually incredible,” Kuzara stated. “But it surely’s time for me to be performed teaching and to maneuver onto the subsequent factor in my life.”
“I wish to want Dave the very best of luck in retiring from the game he loves,” Pleasure S. Burns Head Girls’s Gymnastics Coach Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart stated. “He has given ardour, data, dedication and experience into collegiate ladies’s gymnastics for many years, and we’re grateful for him sharing that with us this 12 months.
“I respect his dedication to our philosophy of character, teamwork and excellence, and I am grateful for his friendship. I do know he’ll missed right here on the College of Denver.”
Kuzara helped lead Denver to its 23rd straight NCAA Regionals look in 2022 the place DU had a few of its strongest-ever postseason performances. Because the workforce’s main ground coach, he guided the workforce to 2 of its greatest ground rotations of the season at NCAA Regionals, each of which now rank amongst Denver’s prime seven all-time postseason scores.
Together with his time in Denver, Kuzara spent greater than 30 years teaching on the collegiate stage. He was the pinnacle coach at Western Michigan (2010-13) and Massachusetts (1994-2002) whereas additionally serving as an assistant coach at Pittsburgh (2018-21), Michigan (2014-17, 1991-93), Arkansas (2007-09) and West Virginia (2003-06).
Amongst his accomplishments and accolades are three North East Area Assistant Coach of the 12 months honors and 2011 MAC Coach of the 12 months.
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