Head Coach, 19th Year at Cal
Largely credited with developing the University of California men's gymnastics program into one of the nation's finest, Barry Weiner led the Golden Bears to national championships in 1997 and 1998. He has had a total of 10 Top-5 national finishes, adding another spectacular season with a fourth-place finish in 2009. He has also coached 14 NCAA individual championships in his 18 seasons at Cal. The most recent individual championship was last season, when Evan Roth won the title on still rings. Weiner coached Tim McNeill to five individual national championships - three NCAA titles on pommel horse and two on parallel bars.
Last year, Barry Weiner was given with the 2009 Honor Coach award by the College Gymnastics Association. Recognized as the most prestigious coaching award in collegiate gymnastics, Weiner earned this year's accolade along with Mike Burns of Minnesota. The pair was honored at the 2009 NCAA Championships.
In 2008, Weiner was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year after leading the Bears to a 7-4 regular-season record and a third-place finish at the MPSF Championships.
The results of Weiner's hard work and dedication first paid dividends in '97 when he was named National Coach of the Year after leading the Bears to a perfect 17-0 regular season and the team's first NCAA team title since 1975. Weiner then outdid himself the next year, as Cal swept through the entire '98 season without a loss en route to its second-consecutive team championship. Following that season, Weiner was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year for the third time (he won the award for the fourth time in 2004) and National Coach of the Year for the second straight campaign. Including the 16-1 overall record of 2004, Weiner's ca-reer record stands at an impressive 223-67-1 (.769) spanning over the last fifteen years.
Weiner took the reins of the men's gymnastics program in 1992 after Cal's worst-ever 1-18 season in '91. Under his guidance, Cal rebounded to post a 15-13 dual meet record, placing third in the conference and reaching the NCAA Regionals, where the team man-aged a seventh-place finish. Six individuals from that squad qualified for the NCAA Championships that year, including All-American Jason Bertram. Before arriving at Cal in September 1991, Weiner maintained a lengthy association with the United States Junior National Gymnas-tics Program. Over an 11-year period, he has coached 15 Junior National Team members, including two Junior National all-around champions.
He most recently coached the U.S. Junior National Team against Hungary in 1988 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He also coached the Junior Pan Aaron Floyd, a former Golden Bear student-athlete, was a captain and three-time Academic All-American. Head coach Barry Weiner has led Cal to two national championships (1997 and 1998), nine Top 10 national finishes (in-cluding a seventh-place finish last season) and 11 individual national championships (including Tim McNeill's pommel horse and paral-lel bars titles last year). He also coached the Junior Pan American Team in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1987 and was a U.S. coach at international competitions in England and Hungary. Weiner was also selected as a coach for the 2000 Olympic Team. The personal coach of numerous state and regional champions, Weiner has coached several athletes who are currently attending schools across the nation. His former charges include Cal gymnastics alumni Evan Richman and Scott Green.
On the competitive level, Wiener was a two-time MVP at Temple University from 1968-70. A 1968 NCAA event finalist in the parallel bars and floor exercise, he helped Temple finish fourth in the country in '68 and led the Owls to a third-place national finish in 1970. Weiner also earned gold medals at the 1968 Maccabiah Games in the floor exercise and horizontal bar.
A native of Philadelphia, he earned a bachelor of science degree from Temple in 1970. He is single and resides in El Sobrante.