USAF ACADEMY, Colo. – The Air Force men’s gymnastics team recently finalized its coaching staff with the hiring of assistant coach Levan Sisauri. The Falcons’ newest assistant coach brings a wealth of knowledge to the Academy, both as a coach and international competitor.
“I am so happy that we were able to add Levan to our staff,” Air Force head coach Jeff Robinson said. “Even in the short time he has been on board, his world-class experience and seasoned developmental approach has had a huge impact.”
Sisauri joined the Academy staff after spending 14 years as the boys’ program director and head coach of the Crystal Lake Gymnastics Center in Illinois, where he organized training schedules for both the competitive and summer seasons. He had previously served as the head coach of the Set-10 Competitive Team at Ruhl’s More Than Gymnastics in Indiana and worked as an instructor for the Region V Men’s Gymnastics Team from 1994-2004. As a junior national coach, his gymnasts collected over 1,000 team and individual gold medals.
The recipient of numerous national titles as a competitor for the Republic of Georgia, Sisauri was a three-year member of the USSR Senior National Men’s Gymnastics Team (1989-91) and a six-year member of the USSR Junior National Team (1984-89). He was awarded the Master of Sport in 1986 and the International Master of Sport in 1998 – the youngest Georgian to earn those USSR gymnastics ranks.
Sisauri is a 1991 graduate of the Georgian State Institute of Physical Culture.