Michael Reavis joins the Redhawks gymnastics staff, he was a four-time All-American competitor during his time at Iowa.
10/25/2012 10:04:00 AM
Ewasko Tabs Reavis to Complete Gymnastics Staff
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. –
Southeast Missouri head gymnastics coach Kristi Ewasko
has completed her coaching staff after hiring Michael Reavis as assistant coach.
Reavis, who competed collegiately at Iowa, will coach the Redhawk uneven bars competitors. He will also assist with administrative and other coaching duties during the year.
“Michael joins our staff with experience as a collegiate gymnast and a desire to learn the coaching side of women's gymnastics,” Ewasko said. “I am excited to share how we organize and manage the program here at Southeast so he can jump on board with the training we have already started. Michael brings experience and knowledge to our bar team, which will help improve our consistency and scores from previous seasons.”
During his time at Iowa, Reavis won a national championship on vault in 2005. He also claimed two individual Big Ten titles and was a first-team All-American four times. The Hawkeyes qualified for the NCAA Championships in all four of his competitive seasons, which included a trip to the NCAA Team Finals during his senior year.
After finishing his collegiate career at Iowa, Reavis earned a spot on the US National Team, where he trained under current Olympic coach Kevin Mazeika. He won two USA floor titles and one more championship on vault.
Following his stint with the national team, Reavis spent time working in the private sector before joining the Cirque du Soleil show Saltimbanco on its European tour from 2009-11. The show performed in over 25 countries and Reavis himself served as a public liason in English-speaking markets. He helped develop and execute the show's One Drop ad campaign while serving as an artist in the show.
A native of Tallahassee, Fla., Reavis graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies in 2006.