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1979-1980 Springfield College men's gymnastics team

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1979-1980 Springfield College men's gymnastics team
A photograph of the 1979-1980 Springfield College men's gymnastics team. In the photograph the team members are lined up on risers in loose rows. They are wearing their warm-up maroon top and white bottom uniforms. Coach Frank Wolcott is in the back row all the way to the right.
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Springfield College Gymnastics Team Papers d
Springfield College
Springfield College--Gymnastics
Springfield College--Gymnastics--Men
Springfield College--Sports
Springfield College--Sports--Men
Wolcott, Frank A.
Viola, Michael S.
Group portraits
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
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The history of Gymnastics at Springfield College goes all the way back to nearly the founding of Springfield College in 1885. Dr. James Naismith, the creator of Basketball, was an early SC Gymnast. Leslie Judd, widely considered a father of modern Gymnastics, was head coach for many years. In 1955, Frank Wolcott began coaching the men’s gymnastics team at Springfield College. Bob Cargill followed up Wolcott and coached the team for 1 season from 1981-1982. The team was then coached by Steve Posner, who remains as the head coach today. He has coached the team for 30 seasons and has an overall record of 137 wins and 206 losses. During the 1990-1991 season, Eric Weiskopf took over as head coach and Posner returned during the 1991-1992 season.