Former Alpena High gymnast John Geddert has been named as the head coach for the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Geddert was chosen as head coach at a U.S. team meeting in Texas. He was voted into this position by his fellow coaches.
He will be joined in London by two other former AHS gymnasts who were chosen as coaches for the US teams: his wife Kathryn and current University of Michigan men's gymnastics coach Kurt Golder.
The Gedderts run the Twistars USA Gymnastics Club in Dimondale and John will coach one of his own gymnasts on the women's team. Jordyn Wieber, of Dewitt, has attended this club since she was four years old and already has a few national titles under her belt.
Golder is coaching U-M's Sam Mikulak for the men's gymnastics team.
All three coaches were born and raised in Alpena. John Geddert and Golder were coached by Jack Discher, who helped bring Alpena its first state championship in 1977.