Dr. Doug Van Everen
Head Gymnastics Coach
The Army West Point men’s gymnastics program has ascended to new heights since the inauguration of the Doug Van Everen era at West Point in 1990. Now in his third decade, the veteran leader earned his 150th career victory on March 8, 2015 in a win at Springfield. He holds the honor of second winningest coach in Army West Point history, boasting a mark of 143-152-1, second to Olympic coach Tom Maloney’s mark of 211-34-6 from 1931-1966. Van Everen has led the Black Knights to three Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) titles, claiming the top spot in 2005, 2015 and 2016. The team’s first-place finish in 2005 was the first since 1962, snapping a 44-year drought. Under Van Everen’s tutelage, the Black Knights have been ranked as high as ninth in the nation, coming in 2003 and 2004, and have been consistently in the top-15. In addition to his team success, his squads have been well-represented individually at the NCAA Championships, while qualifying a team in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2015. A school-record 12 individuals met the standard in 2003, with nine meeting the criteria in 2012 and 10 in 2016. Under his tutelage, Jesse Glenn, a nine-time USAG All-American and nine-time ECAC individual champion, became the first Black Knight named a Nissen-Emery Award winner in 2016.
Associate Head Coach
When Carmine Giglio joined Army’s gymnastics staff 16 years ago, head coach Doug Van Everen gained a skilled and talented assistant who helped bring the Black Knights to the forefront of collegiate gymnastics. As two of the most respected coaches in the field, the Army duo were honored at the conference and national level in 2005, earning four coaching awards between them. Giglio was the recipient of the College Gymnastics Association (CGA) National Assistant Coach of the Year award shortly after copping ECAC “Assistant of the Year” accolades, and Van Everen earned ECAC and CGA East Regional “Coach of the Year” honors. They guided Army to an 11-1 record that year and its first ECAC Championship since 1962. In 2015 Giglio was promoted to associate head coach. That year Army captured the ECAC title and defended its title in 2016, and Giglio was named ECAC Assistant Coach of the Year both times.
Carl Schrade joined head coach Doug Van Everen’s staff as an assistant coach in June 2012. 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 coached three Junior National Team members and the Junior National champion in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Among the gymnasts he coached was 2012 Olympian John Orozco, who placed fifth as an all-arounder at the 2011 World Championships and won the US Championship in St. Louis, Mo. Schrade helped guide Army win the ECAC title in 2015 and repeat in 2016 and his efforts earned him ECAC Assistant Coach of the Year both times.