By NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – Former University of Oklahoma All American, NCAA Champion and USA Team member Jeff Lutz is joining Tupelo Gymnastics Academy in June as program director for Tupelo Gymnastics Academy.
Lutz comes to Tupelo after owning a highly successful gymnastics school in the Seattle area. During his tenure there, he was named Washington state coach of the year twice and won 10 state team titles. Through the years Lutz has sent nine athletes to major universities on athletic scholarships. Lutz also worked as an assistant coach at the University of Washington for two seasons.
As an athlete Lutz was a USA national team member for ten years and represented the USA at many international competitions while also earning a silver medal in the 1991 Pan American Games. At Oklahoma he was a five time All American and captain of the 1991 National Championship Team.
Lutz will begin work at Tupelo Gymnastics Academy on June 1.