Philip Ogletree, a member of the UGA men's gymnastics team from 1980-82, spent the last 12 years as an assistant coach at LSU, primarily coaching uneven bars, while also serving as the Tigers' recruiting coordinator. He was named the NCAA Central Regional Assistant Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2005 and helped lead the Tigers to the NCAA Super Six in 2008 and 2009.
During his tenure at LSU, Ogletree guided the Tigers to 12 of the top-13 bars scores in school history, including a school record 49.650 in 2002. His bars squads ranked in the top-10 nationally each year from 2004-10, including a No. 3 ranking in 2005 and a No. 4 ranking in 2009.
"I feel great about coming back home to Georgia," Ogletree said. "Every time I came back it always felt like it was still in my heart. It's a place I wanted to come back to for a long time. As I walk around and see the history and tradition, I'm just honored to be here. We are going to do everything we can to continue the success of the gymnastics program here and to keep getting better."
A native of Atlanta, Ogletree also previously coached at the Georgia Gymnastics Academy in Lawrenceville and the Atlanta School of Gymnastics in Tucker. He graduated from Georgia State in 1992 with a degree in early childhood education. Ogletree and his wife Jill have two children, Bridgett, 18, and Jake, 16.