William and Mary men's gymnastics coach Cliff Gauthier announced his retirement this week and effective Jan. 1. He will step down after 43 distinguished seasons.
W&M assistant coach Mike Powell will take over the head coaching duties and Gauthier will remain on staff as a volunteer assistant.
"The time has come to hand over the reins of the William and Mary men's gymnastics program to our gifted assistant coach Mike Powell," Gauthier said. "I envision a seamless transition that will enable me to have a very supportive presence within W&M athletics and men's gymnastics while also enabling me to devote more time to the five living generations of my family....
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