COACHING STAFF

Michigan Men's Gymnastics Assistant Coach Xiao Yuan

XIAO YUAN

Title: Assistant Coach

Xiao Yuan enters his 14th season as a Wolverine assistant coach, assisting in the technical aspects of the routines of the U-M gymnasts.  Xiao earned the 2010, 2013 and 2014 CGA National and Regional Assistant Coach of the Year for the Wolverines for the third time at U-M.

He is the owner of three NCAA & Big Ten Championships, and was a member of the unprecedented team success in 2010, as he became the only active collegiate coach to help two institutions to win NCAA glory.

Additionally, he guided 2010 NCAA All-Around Champion and Big Ten All-Around Champion Chris Cameron. Cameron made the US World Championship team in 2010, and was a member of the American squad that finished fourth in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Xiao has coached several Wolverines on the international stage traveling with Cameron to the 2010 Japan Cup in Tokyo, Japan. Xiao also coached Rohan Sebastian of Team Ireland at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, at the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan, and the 2009 World Championships in London, United Kingdom.

Previously, he coached for five years at the University of Oklahoma. While with the Sooners, Xiao helped guide them to NCAA team titles in 2002, 2003 and 2005, as well as runner-up finishes in 2001 and 2004. He also helped coach 2004 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Guard Young while Young trained at Oklahoma.

Before moving to the United States, Xiao coached several Chinese Olympic and World Championship gymnasts. In addition, he has coached athletes who have competed in three of the last four Olympiads, including Olympic all-around champion Yong Wei and Xing Aowei. Both were team gold medalists at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, and at the 1998 World Championships. Yuan has also coached athletes won team in 1994 and 1995 World Championships. He received his bachelor's degree in sports education from Beijing Sport University in 1988 and has lectured at the USA Gymnastics National Congress from 1998.

He and his wife Julia, a former Cirque du Soleil performer, have two daughters, recent U-M graduate Pearl (22) and Sophia (11).


Michigan Men's Gymnastics Assistant Coach Geoff Corrigan

GEOFF CORRIGAN

Title: Assistant Coach

Geoff Corrigan enters his 10th season as an assistant coach of the Michigan men's gymnastics team, and was a key part in aiding the Wolverines to back-to-back NCAA & Big Ten Championships, and took home the 2013-14 CGA Regional Assistant Coach of the Year accolades.

The success comes on the heels of a several busy summers. Corrigan accompanied Syque Caesar as a member of the Bengali National Team, and served as head coach for the squad at the 2012 Olympic Games.

In his first year with Wolverines, Corrigan helped Michigan to its fourth NCAA team title, the second under Kurt Golder and first since 1999. Corrigan's inaugural squad also set the record for most All-America honors with seven individuals combining for a record 13 awards, a feat that was equaled during the most recent 2013 season.

Corrigan, a 2005 university graduate, was a four-year letter winner (2002-05), a 2005 All-American on the parallel bars and served as team captain for the 2004-05 season. After his time at Michigan, Corrigan trained under former world champion Vitaly Marinich at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. While there, he placed seventh in the all-around at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships and earned a place on the U.S. senior national team. In 2008, he served as the athlete ambassador at the Olympic Training Center.

Corrigan and his wife, Rachel, is a fellow U-M graduate. The couple resides in Ann Arbor with their son.

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