Kip Simons was named the USAG Head Coach of the Year for the fifth time in seven years.
Kip Simons named Head Coach of the Year; Josh Loeser and Jeff Robinson named top USAG assistants.
The 32nd-annual meet begins at 6 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Cadet West Gym.
Loeser spent three years as a member of the Air Force gymnastics team.
Former Academy gymnast Josh Loeser is back in the gym for his third season as an assistant coach for the Air Force men's gymnastics team.
During his first season with the Falcons, Loeser earned Varsity Assistant Coach of the Year honors from USAG Gymnastics and helped Air Force to four Academy records, its best team finish at the NCAA National Qualifier and the program's fourth USAG Championship team title. The Falcons added another USAG team title during his second season, while accounting for another trip to the National Qualifier and the program's first NCAA All-American in six years at the NCAA Championships.
Loeser joined the Academy staff in the fall of 2012 following a two-year stint at Reflex Gymnastics and Cheer Academy in Pearland, Texas. He spent one year as an assistant coach for boys in Level 4-10, before being promoted to Boy's Team Director in June 2011. During his tenure, three Level 10 gymnasts qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals and the Level 4 team won the Texas South state championships.
Prior to joining the staff at Reflex Gymnasts and Cheer Academy, Loeser served as an assistant coach for Level 4-10 gymnasts at Gulf Coast Gymnastics in his hometown of Alvin, Texas, where he coached the boy's team to the Texas Muscle Man Championship title in 2009.
He has also coached at several gymnastics camps over the summer, including two summers with Simons at the Academy's Falcon Sports Camps. Loeser also worked with three-time Olympian John Roethlisberger at the FlipFest Gymnastics Camp in Crossville, Tenn., where he coached boys and girls from levels 4-10.
A three-time state qualifier in the all-around for Gulf Gymnastics during his prep days, Loeser spent three years as a member of the Air Force gymnastics team. Following his Academy career, he spent two years in the Air Force, serving as an Admissions/Dispositions Clerk and Member Services Clerk at Lackland AFB, Texas.
Loeser is a 2012 graduate of the University of Houston, where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics.