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The Nebraska women's gymnastics team announced Friday the hiring of Robert Ladanyi as assistant coach.

Ladanyi spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Utah. In 2018, he coached Utah's first individual NCAA vault champion since 1992.

An opening on Heather Brink's staff emerged when Brink was promoted to interim head coach last fall following the unexpected resignation of Dan Kendig. Brink was named the women's permanent coach in January.

"We are very excited about Robert joining our staff," Brink said in a prepared statement. "He has a wealth of experience and knowledge that will be beneficial to us in building the future of Nebraska gymnastics."

Prior to Utah, Ladanyi spent two seasons as an assistant at Denver, where he coached primarily vault and floor, helping the Pioneers to their first team qualification for the NCAA national championships in 2017 and coached the first NCAA individual national champion on floor in Denver’s history. He also spent a decade as an assistant at Florida coaching vault, uneven bars and floor exercise.

Ladanyi competed with the Romanian national team before retiring from competition at the age of 19 due to injury.

"I am very excited to become a part of such a prestigious program," Ladanyi said in a statement. "I hope my knowledge and experience within this sport will elevate Nebraska to an even higher level. I cannot wait to get started and to be a Cornhusker."

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