June 20, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
Army head gymnastics coach Doug Van Everen announced the hiring of Carl Schrade as an assistant coach on his staff. Schrade is well acquainted with Army's program, having served for four years as a member of Van Everen's staff during the 1990s. He joins Van Everen, who is heading into his 23rd season, along with senior assistant Carmine Giglio, who will be entering his 13th year on the staff.
"Carl is an excellent gymnastics coach, along with Carmine (Giglio), in making Army's staff one of the best in the East," notes Van Everen. "With the talent returning, along with one of our best recruiting classes, I feel we will challenge to win our conference (ECAC/EIGL) title and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament."
Schrade rejoins the program after spending the last 19 years as head coach of World Cup Gymnastics in Chappaqua, N.Y.
He piled up 30 New York State titles and the Region 7 (New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia) Level 10 title in 2009.
He coached three Junior National Team members and the Junior National champion in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Among the gymnasts he coached was John Orozco, who placed fifth as an all-arounder at the 2011 World Championships and recently won the US Championship in St. Louis, Mo. Orozco will be among the top contenders at next month's Olympic Trials.
Prior to joining Army in the fall of 1991, Schrade served as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin, his alma mater, for 14 years. He helped the Badgers to a No. 7 ranking his final season (1991) after coming up short of earning one of the top six spots to the NCAA Tournament.
A four-year standout during his collegiate career as a Badger, Schrade served as team captain his junior and senior years before graduating with a bachelor's degree in anthropology and history in 1976.
Van Everen hired Schrade his second season at the helm after leading the Black Knights to third-place honors at the 1991 Eastern Championships his inaugural year. Schrade help Van Everen develop three Eastern champions (who combined for six titles), along with an All-American, during his tenure (1992-94 and 1996) that included a school-record four qualifying for the NCAA Championships in 1994.
Schrade is currently the state chairman in charge of USA-Gymnastics (which is the governing body) for age group clubs and USA-G sanction events in New York State.