coaching staff

K.J. KINDLER | Head Coach - OU Women’s Gymnastics

In just over a decade, KJ Kindler has seen her transformative vision for the Sooner program become a reality.  A three-time National Coach of the Year, Kindler led her program exactly where many said it could never go. OU's head coach has taken the Sooners to the absolute height of the NCAA gymnastics world with NCAA Championships in 2014, 2016 and 2017, eight top-three national finishes, nine straight regional titles, 109 All-America honors and 10 Big 12 titles.

MARK WILLIAMS | Head Coach - OU Men’s Gymnastics

Mark Williams has become a household name in the world of gymnastics. The Sooner head coach has had success at every level of the sport and was recently inducted as one of the members of the 2015 class into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame, just another testament to the outstanding coaching he has done with the national team and the OU men’s gymnastics squad. With three NCAA Championships already in the books, the University of Oklahoma men’s gymnastics program was no stranger to success prior to Williams’ arrival. However, Williams has established OU as the nation’s elite program with nine national titles in the past 16 years, claiming crowns in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2015, 2016, 2017 and most recently in 2018.

LOU BALL | Assistant Coach - OU Women’s Gymnastics

Lou Ball enters his 13th season with Oklahoma women's gymnastics in 2019.  The 2010 National Assistant Coach of the Year along with fellow OU assistant coach Tom Haley, Ball has aided OU to seven top-three finishes at the NCAA Championships in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, including Oklahoma's first-ever NCAA championship effort in 2014 and second and third title runs in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

TOM HALEY | Assistant Coach - OU Women’s Gymnastics

Tom Haley enters his 13th year as an assistant coach for the Oklahoma women's gymnastics team in 2019 after 12 seasons of excellence with the Sooners since his arrival in 2007. The 2010 National Assistant Coach of the Year with fellow OU assistant Lou Ball, Haley has aided OU to seven top-three finishes at the NCAA Championships in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, including Oklahoma's first-ever NCAA championship effort in 2014 and second and third title runs in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

CHRIS BROOKS | Assistant Coach - OU Men’s Gymnastics

Chris Brooks, a member of the Sooners’ squad from 2006-2009, won two national championships as a student-athlete at OU in 2006 and 2008 and was captain of the team as a senior in 2009.  Brooks has an elite background as a competitor. He was a seven-time NCAA All-American at Oklahoma and four-time U.S. individual event national champion.  As a 29-year-old in 2016, Brooks made his Olympic debut in Rio after serving as an alternate on the 2012 London team and claiming first on the parallel bars and second in the all-around and on the high bar at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

JOSH YEE | Assistant Coach - OU Men’s Gymnastics

Josh Yee, a 2017 graduate of Oklahoma, returns to Norman after serving as a club coach in Orlando for the Orlando Gymnastics Club for one year. Yee won three national titles as a student-athlete with the Sooners from 2015-2017, was part of four MPSF conference championship teams and was an All-American on vault in 2015.

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