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Paul Stoklos
Head Coach
The only gymnastics coach the University of Alaska Anchorage has ever known, Paul Stoklos keeps taking the Seawolves to new heights as he embarks on his 33rd season in 2017.

Under his leadership, the Seawolves are coming off back-to-back historic campaign is 2015 and 2016. In the past two years, Stoklos's student-athletes have produced 31 program records, including highest overall average overall, highest beam average and highest single-meet score.

Since overseeing UAA’s transition to the Division I level in the early 2000s, Stoklos has boosted the team’s talent to its highest level ever. The 20 best meet totals in program history have all come since 2009, including the team-record 194.125 score against Air Force in the 2016 regular-season finale.

In 2009, Stoklos’ squad won its first-ever conference title when it captured the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships in Colorado Springs, and in 2015 UAA came within fractions of upsetting league power Sacramento State for third place at MPSFs, hosting the meet for the first time.

Individually, Stoklos has qualified 15 Seawolf gymnasts to the NCAA West Regional all-around competition — including three times for recent star M’rcy Matsunami — and produced 10 MPSF event titlists.

Stoklos’ gymnasts have also been huge winners in the classroom, topping the MPSF All-Academic Team in 2010 with 10 honorees and finishing eighth in the nation with a 3.58 overall team GPA in 2013. Since joining the MPSF in 2003, the Seawolves have averaged 5.9 all-academic honores per season — well over half the eligible student-athletes.

From the program’s inception in 1985 until becoming a full-fledged Division I program in 2004, Stoklos’ program produced three national champions, 12 All-Americans and 37 Academic All-Americans at the Division II level.

Prior to coming to UAA, Stoklos served as a coach as an undergraduate and graduate assistant at the University of Arizona for seven years, helping bring a fledgling 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 is also a longtime member of the Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs.

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Position: Head Coach
Hometown: Brookfield, Wis.
Alma Mater: Arizona, '81
Experience: 31 Years
Phone: 907-786-1229
Email: coach@uaa.alaska.edu
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