2003 - GYMNASTICS
Danny Warbutton, graduate, Georgia
Southern University, is a world renowned gymnast and gymnastic coach.
Danny began gymnastics at the age of 11 with the Monessen Sokols where
he became a four-time National Sokol Champion. At Belle Vernon High
School, he was a member of three PIAA Championship teams, was a two-time
WPIAL Champion and a PIAA All-Around Champion and Eastern United States
High School Champion.
At Georgia Southern he was a four-time Georgia state champion, four-time
Southern Intercollegiate Gymnastics champion and a three-time
All-American. He was a 10th-place finisher in the 1972 Olympic Trials.
Danny was chosen to coach the United States Team in 1977 and it toured
with Nadia Comaneci and the Romanian gymnasts. As an International
coach, he coached U.S teams in South Africa, East Germany and England.
Danny has coached 11 Elite gymnasts, 45 National Competitors and 10
state championship teams. More than 50 of his gymnasts have gone to
college on full scholarships.
He has served as chairman of the Pennsylvania Age Group, and chairman of
Regional Elite Coach of Coaches. He also served on the Foreign Relations
Committee, International and Olympic Team Selection and the National
Coaching Staff and was the first recipient of the Pennsylvania Lifetime
Achievement Award in 1988.
Danny and his wife, Sue, reside in Washington and have two sons, Bobby