...PAUL STOKLOS - 20th year - University of Alaska Anchorage
The only gymnastics coach the Seawolves have ever known, Paul Stoklos
guided the University of ALASKA ANCHORAGE
to a fourth-place finish (193.75) in the 2004 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Women's Gymnastics Championship at SAN JOSE STATE University's Spartan Gym.
...Stoklos came to UAA in 1985 and proceeded to build a solid and talented team that has had two national champions, seven All-Americans and 37 Academic All-Americans.
This season, Stoklos
took the program up another notch as UAA
ascended from Division II to Division I status,
Team performance is important to Stoklos
, but tops on his
list is academics, evidenced by the fact that his
team consistently produces All-American Scholars.Prior to coming to UAA, Stoklos served as a coach as an undergraduate and graduate assistant at the University of Arizona for seven years.He
helped bring a fledgling gymnastics program from ground level to a national ranking in just four years. Stoklos
was an excellent athlete in his
own right, earning varsity letters in football, track and gymnastics in high school.He was a competitive skydiver at Arizona where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1981.An avid and experienced downhill and cross-country skier, Stoklos is a member of the Mt. Alyeska Ski Patrol during the winter months.He enjoys hiking, fishing, scuba diving, skydiving and is a rated private airplane pilot.Stoklos lives in Anchorage where he is also a member of the Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs.
Two of his
three dogs, Kiana and Buck, are trained for avalanche and wilderness search and rescue.