Starkell resigns as women’s gymnastics head coach

It was announced today by Illinois Director of Athletics Ron Guenther that Bob Starkell, who has been on the women’s gymnastics staff for 17 years, including the last 11 as head coach, resigned for personal reasons.

He was also the Director of Gymnastics, overseeing both the men’s and women’s programs during the 2009-10 academic year.

Kim Landrus, the current associate head coach, has been named the interim head coach for the 2010-11 season.

According to a press release issued by the Sports Information Department, a search will begin immediately for an assistant coach to join the staff.