Dick Mulvihill Lifetime Achievement Award

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Dick Mulvihill 2002

Dick co-founded the National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics, Eugene, OR, with wife Linda Metheny Mulvihill in 1973.

Mulvihill was an assistant coach for the U.S. Gymnastics teams that competed at the 1966 World Championships, 1967 and 1971 Pan American Games, the 1967 World University Games, and the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games. Athletes he coached competed in the 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games.

In 1973 Richard moved to Eugene Oregon and opened the National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics with Linda. Together they have coached and encouraged thousands of young athletes. Richard showed the same enthusiasm and passion whether coaching young beginners or advanced Olympians.  He was the driving force and inspiration for 17 Olympians who represented the USA and several other countries and over 50 National Champions. With education of the highest priority for his athletes he’s helped hundreds of gymnast gain college scholarships.

Dick was inducted into the USAIG Hall of Fame in 1982, USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1984, USA Gymnastics Region 2 Lifetime Achievement Award which is now known as the Dick Mulvihill Award in 2002 and and the Region 5 Hall of Fame in 2012. (Information and photo from the NAAG website.)


Region 2 Award Recipients:

2004 Region 2 Coach of the Year: Dave Adlard
2005 Dick Mulvihill Awarad – Laurie Reid
2006 USA Gymnastics Region 2 Contributors of the Year: Dave and Lisa Adlard
2007 Dick Mulvihill Award – Dave Adlard