IOWA CITY, Iowa — Tom Buese has been named the University of Iowa men’s gymnastics assistant coach, as announced by the team on Monday.
Buese, a former UI gymnast, competed for the Hawkeyes from 2005-2008, was a four-time letterwinner, and 2008 Captain at Iowa before beginning his coaching career.
“I am very excited to back in Iowa City and very excited to be coaching the team I was on as an athlete,” Buese said.
Buese has been the head coach and program director at Geddert’s Twistars USA Gymnastics Club in Lansing, Michigan, for the past eight years. During that time, the program has tripled in size and has garnered national recognition.
Since his arrival, the gym has produced an USA Junior National Team member, P&G Championships qualifiers, Junior Olympic National Championship qualifiers, and Future Stars National Championship qualifiers.
“On behalf of the entire men’s gymnastics program, both student-athletes and coaches, I am thrilled to bring Thomas Buese back to Iowa City,” head coach JD Reive said. “Tom has had tremendous success developing a thriving competitive boys program; which has produced members of the US Junior National Team including one of this year’s top ranked recruits. I am honored to have Tom join my staff and bring this program to the next level.”
Buese has also been named the 2015-16 Michigan Elite Team Coordinator, as well as Michigan Optional Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2016.
Buese graduated from Iowa in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Sports studies.