SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Randy Solorio has been named the head gymnastics coach at Sacramento State, it was announced by Director of Athletics Bill Macriss. Solorio served as the interim head coach during the 2016 season after nearly three decades as an assistant.
Last season, Solorio guided the Hornets to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship and saw four of his gymnasts advance to the NCAA West Regional. During the year, the team recorded the top two scores in Sacramento State history. The first came at home against San Jose State where the Hornets amassed a total of 196.475. Exactly one month later, the team scored 196.300 to capture it's second MPSF title in the last three years and it's ninth conference crown since 2000.
"Promoting Randy to full-time coach was a very easy decision to make," Director of Athletics Bill Macriss said. "In addition to 30 years of service to the University, Randy and his staff brought a renewed enthusiasm and commitment to the job and continued the long history of success of Hornet gymnastics."
Solorio began his coaching career at Sacramento State in 1986 as an assistant to Kim Hughes. During that time, he was twice named the West Region Assistant Coach of the Year and also garnered the USA Gymnastics and MPSF Assistant Coach of the Year.
"I'm excited and honored to me named the fourth head coach in the history of the Sacramento State gymnastics program" Solorio said. "It's been a very easy transition since Kim Hughes and I spent so many years together and I did not try to recreate the wheel."
The Sacramento native has also coached at several area clubs.
Solorio competed collegiately at UC Davis where he was a three-time All-American on vault, high bar and floor. He graduated from Sacramento State with a degree in exercise science and added a master's in sports performance. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
Not only a gifted gymnast and coach, Solorio has found much success performing in local theater, musicals, commercials and in modeling. In addition, Solorio toured nationally with The Muppet Show on Tour, and Show Your Spirit.
September 1, 2017 RANDY SOLORIO NAMED TO NCAA WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS COMMITTEE
August 29, 2017 NICOLE MEILLER NAMED ASSISTANT GYMNASTICS COACH
April 19, 2017 EIGHT GYMNASTS BRING HOME MPSF ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS
March 14, 2017 LAUREN RICE NAMED MPSF GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
March 4, 2017 GYMNASTICS PLACES SECOND IN SENIOR NIGHT MEET
March 1, 2017 COURTNEY SOLIWODA NAMED MPSF SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
February 24, 2017 RICE, SOLIWODA SHARE EVENT TITLES, GYMNASTICS FINISHES THIRD
February 23, 2017 GYMNASTICS COMPETES AT UC DAVIS IN MPSF PREVIEW ON FRIDAY
February 19, 2017 GYMNASTICS SCORES 195.550 FOR SEASON HIGH AT TEXAS WOMAN'S
February 17, 2017 GYMNASTICS TRAVELS TO TEXAS WOMAN'S FOR FOUR-TEAM MEET ON SUNDAY
February 10, 2017 SOLIWODA, RICE WIN EVENTS; GYMNASTICS TOPPED BY SAN JOSE STATE
February 9, 2017 GYMNASTICS HEADS TO SAN JOSE STATE FOR THIRD MEETING OF THE YEAR
February 4, 2017 SOLIWODA'S CAREER HIGH ALL-AROUND PROPELS GYMNASTICS TO VICTORY
February 3, 2017 GYMNASTICS AT HOME AGAINST ALASKA ANCHORAGE ON FRIDAY NIGHT
January 29, 2017 GYMNASTICS TOPPED BY UC DAVIS IN CAUSEWAY DUAL
January 27, 2017 GYMNASTICS HEADS TO UC DAVIS FOR SUNDAY SHOWDOWN
January 24, 2017 CAITLIN SOLIWODA, ANNIE JUAREZ GARNER MPSF WEEKLY HONORS
January 21, 2017 GYMNASTICS RECORDS ROAD WIN AT AIR FORCE
January 20, 2017 24th-RANKED GYMNASTICS TRAVELS TO AIR FORCE FOR SATURDAY MEET
January 17, 2017 JULIA KONNER NAMED MPSF GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
January 13, 2017 GYMNASTICS VICTORIOUS AGAINST SAN JOSE STATE IN HOME OPENER
January 12, 2017 GYMNASTICS TO MAKE HOME DEBUT AGAINST SAN JOSE STATE ON FRIDAY
January 9, 2017 GYMNASTICS SETS RECORD, PLACES SECOND AT NORCAL CLASSIC
January 6, 2017 GYMNASTICS OPENS 2017 SEASON AT NORCAL CLASSIC ON MONDAY
November 16, 2016 GYMNASTICS INKS THREE TO NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT
September 1, 2016 SOLORIO SHEDS INTERIM TAG, NAMED HEAD GYMNASTICS COACH