Associate head coach Brett McClure joined the Cal men's gymnastics staff in June 2013 after spending three seasons as an assistant coach at Stanford, a tenure that was preceded by four years as an assistant at the Air Force Academy. As a competitive gymnast, he was a member of the U.S. National Team from 1999-2006 and helped the United States to a team silver medal at the 2004 Olympics – the squad’s best finish in 20 years.
While at Stanford, McClure assisted the Cardinal to the NCAA title in 2011 and a third-place finish this past spring. He coached one NCAA champion (Sean Senters on vault in 2012), three U.S. National Team members and one Olympic Trials qualifier. McClure was named the National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2011.
McClure got his coaching start at the college level at Air Force in August 2006 and was selected the Mountain West Assistant Coach of the Year during his final season in 2010.
As a competitor, McClure had a highly successful career that included 12 top-three finishes at the USA Championships and participation in more than 20 international competitions. He was a member of three consecutive World Championships Teams from 2001-03, winning team silver medals in both 2001 and ’03. In addition, McClure captured top honors on the pommel horse at the 2001 and 2004 USA Championships and earned a bronze medal on the pommel horse at the 2001 Goodwill Games.
McClure owns 12 years of experience coaching summer camps across the country, including time as a clinician at U.S. Senior National Team camps, and served as summer camp director and meet director of the Stanford Open from 2011-13. He also was the team manager for Stanford international USAG athletes during his time with the Cardinal.