Men's Gymnastics

Daniel  Ribeiro
Daniel Ribeiro

Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.

High School:
Northern Highlands Regional High School

Assistant Coach


Ribeiro, Wilner Win Gold at Maccabiah Games

Wilner Dominates Rings


#6 Illini Travel to #8 California for Final Road Trip of Regular Season

Teams to square off Saturday at 9 p.m. CT


Hartville Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Earns second career weekly conference accolade


#6 Illini Take Down #7 Minnesota in Match Play, 21-9

Illinois won 21 of 30 head-to-head matchups under Spring's experimental format


2012 Season Wrap-Up

Highlights from the national championship run


Illinois vs. Nebraska (Senior Day)

The No. 6 Illini suffered a 425.400-424.250 loss to No. 11 Nebraska on March 23.


Illinois vs. Minnesota (Match Play)

The Illini took down Minnesota, 21-9, in a match play meet on March 8, 2013.

Daniel Ribeiro enters his fourth year as an assistant coach for the Illini men's gymnastics program. He earned National Assistant Coach of the Year and Central Region Coach of the Year honors in 2012 after helping lead the Illini to their first national championship since 1989 and fourth-consecutive Big Ten championship.

In just three years as an assistant coach, Ribeiro has helped oversee a program that has produced four national champions, 25 All-Americans, five Big Ten Champions, a Big Ten Gymnast of the Year, a Big Ten Freshman of the Year and a Nissen-Emery award winner.

As a member of the Fighting Illini men's gymnastics team from 2008-11, Ribeiro won two NCAA titles on pommel horse (2009, 2011) and was a three-time captain, starting his sophomore year.

The Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., native is also a three-time Big Ten pommel horse champion, taking the conference crown in his freshman (2008), junior (2010) and senior (2011) seasons while earning first-team All-Big Ten accolades in each of those years as well.

Ribeiro's success was not limited to the collegiate stage, however, as the former All-American captured pommel horse gold at the 2010 U.S. Visa Championships between his junior and senior seasons.

Ribeiro also garnered academic honors during his time at Illinois, earning a spot on the Academic All-Big Ten list in 2010 and 2011 and achieving College Gymnastics Association All-America Scholar-Athlete status in 2010.


High School: Northern Highlands Regional High School
College: University of Illinois (2008-2011)

2011-present: Assistant Coach, University of Illinois

Coaching Honors
2012 National Assistant Coach of the Year
2012 Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year

International Career
2010 U.S. Visa Championships Gold Medalist - Pommel Horse
U.S. Winter Cup (6th on Pommel Horse, 2010)
2009 Alternate for U.S. World Gymnastics Team
Visa Championships (T-4th on Pommel Horse, T-6th on Floor, 2009)
2007 Junior Olympics National Champion - Pommel Horse
2006 Junior Olympics National Runner-Up - Pommel Horse
Junior Olympics Finalist-Top 36 (All-Around, 2005-07)

Collegiate Career
2011 NCAA Pommel Horse Champion
2011 Big Ten Pommel Horse Champion
2010 Big Ten Pommel Horse Champion
2009 NCAA Pommel Horse Champion
2008 Big Ten Pommel Horse Champion
Three-time All-American