Pioneers welcome West Virginia, Southern Utah for season opener
Ladanyi completes 2016 gymnastics coaching staff
Ladanyi will mark his second season as assistant coach for the Pioneers in 2017.
In his first season in Denver, Ladanyi coached the team on vault and floor, helping set numerous program records along the way. In 2016, Denver tied the fourth (49.575) and sixth (49.525) highest scores on floor in school history. DU finished the year ranked No. 10 nationally on floor and No. 15 on vault. The team’s lowest rankings throughout the season on either event never fell below No. 15. He also helped coach DU’s first-ever NCAA individual national champion: Nina McGee on floor exercise.
Previously, Ladanyi spent 10 years coaching at the University of Florida, winning back-to-back-to-back NCAA National Championships with the Gators in 2013-15. He most recently coached UF on bars and in conditioning. As the bars coach, Florida secured individual NCAA titles on the event in 2013 and 2014 while finishing the 2015 season ranked No. 1 in the nation.
He coached Florida on vault and floor from 2006-10, seeing 12 gymnasts qualify to NCAA event finals on floor (including four in 2008) and third-place finishes in 2008 and 2009. Five Gators advanced to the NCAA vault finals under his leadership.
In 2011, 2013 and 2015, Ladanyi was named the Southeast Region Co-Assistant Coach of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women (NACGC/W).
Ladanyi coached at the Mihaiuc Gymnastics Academy in Webster, Texas (2002-05); at the Academy of Gymnastics and Dance in Las Vegas (2001-02); and at S.G. Amsicora in Cagliari, Italy (1997-2001). He also coached the Romanian Junior National Team from 1994-97 at CSM in Baia Mare, Romania.
Ladanyi was an accomplished gymnast himself, training with the Romanian National Team before retiring due to injury at 19. He holds a degree in International High Level Gymnastics from the Romanian National School of Coaching.
He has two children, daughters Gabriella (10) and Laila (6).
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