Landrus leaves for N.C. State


CHAMPAIGN — After 15 years with the Illinois women’s gymnastics program, Kim Landrus is leaving to take over at North Carolina State.  Landrus has served as head coach the last six seasons for the Illini, the previous nine she was an assistant.

“I want to thank the University of Illinois for 15 memorable years in Champaign,” Landrus said in a statement on Friday.  “My experiences have shaped who I am as a coach and influenced my career and life immensely.  I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with so many wonderful people, including my husband Steve.  The student-athletes who have been a part of this program have impacted my life by teaching me to continually grow as a coach every day.  I am proud to have been an integral part of building the women’s gymnastics program to its level of excellence both in the Big Ten Conference and nationally.”

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