GymDawgs Add Jeffrey Langenstein, Cody Llewellyn to Staff
SEATTLE -- Washington Gymnastics Head Coach Jen Llewellyn announced the hiring of assistant coaches Jeffrey Langenstein and Cody Llewellyn to her staff on Friday afternoon.
"I am thrilled to officially announce the addition of both Jeffrey and Cody to our staff," Jen Llewellyn said. "Both are of high character and bring a commitment to excellence in all they do. They care deeply about their student-athletes and the development of the whole person. Each bring their own unique experiences and skillsets that will be a tremendous asset to the Washington Gymnastics program moving forward"
Jeffrey Langenstein joins the Washington gymnastics program after three years as an assistant at San Jose State.
In his time with the Spartans, Langenstein helped lead the women's gymnastics team to a second-place finish at the 2019 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, where the team posted a season-high score of 195.450, which was the 11th-best mark in program history.
Before his time with San Jose State, Langenstein spent the two seasons as an assistant under Llewellyn for the Lindenwood University women's gymnastics team. His main responsibilities were on vault and floor, helping the team to the highest RQS Score in school history on vault and the second-highest on floor in 2017. He was also the recruiting coordinator and was named the 2018 MIC Assistant Coach of the Year.
Prior to Lindenwood, Langenstein was a volunteer assistant coach for two seasons at California where we worked on selecting music and the choreography for floor routine in addition to other coaching and administrative duties. He was part of the 2016 team that advanced to the NCAA Championships and finished seventh. That team finished the year 11th on the floor nationally. The 2015 team finished 18th in the country, while the floor team earned a 12th-place national ranking.
While at Cal, Langenstein coaches many top gymnasts including Toni-Ann Williams, a 2016 Olympian for Jamaica. She was a six-time regular-season All-American, NCAA Vault Champion (2015), Pac-12 Freshman of the Year (2015), and Pac-12 Floor Champion (2016)
Langenstein transitioned to coaching after he competed for the Golden Bears from 2010-14. He specialized on the floor, still rings, vault and parallel bars. The team made four NCAA Championship appearances, finishing fourth in 2011 and 2012. He qualified as an individual for the NCAA semifinals multiple times on floor and vault.
Langenstein graduated from Cal with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies.
Cody Llewellyn comes to Washington after three successful seasons as an assistant coach with the Lindenwood women's gymnastics program.
With Llewellyn on staff, the Lions won three of their six straight Midwest Independent Conference championships, a USAG National Title and an NCAA Regional qualifying berth in 2019.
In 2021, Llewellyn oversaw a bars lineup that earned a program record 48.9 NQS and a 39th ranking nationally. Llewellyn helped guide a young lineup comprised of four freshman and two seniors to a conference and USAG best NQS this past season. Lindenwood sent three gymnasts to NCAA regionals in 2021 and finished with a 6th MIC conference title. In three seasons serving as the primary bars coach, Llewellyn has helped lead Lindenwood to its three highest NQS finishes in the program's 9-year history.
In 2019, Lindenwood had its most successful season in program history. The Lions established a conference record by winning their fifth consecutive MIC Championship. Lindenwood also captured its third USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate National Championship in the last five years. During the team finals, the Lions posted a 196.375, the second-highest score in program history to earn the title. Lindenwood's 49.500 during its final rotation on beam established a new program record in the event and sealed the dramatic come-from-behind victory for the Lions. Finally, Lindenwood became just the third-ever NCAA Division II program to compete in an NCAA Regional. The Lions set a new program record in 2019 with a Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) of 195.400, the highest mark in program history.
Llewellyn has earned recognition as 2x NCAA Regional Division II Coaching Staff of the Year, USAG Assistant Coach of the Year (2019) and MIC Assistant Coach of the Year (2019) in his tenure at Lindenwood.
Prior to his stint on the Lindenwood gymnastics staff, Llewellyn spent five seasons on the Lindenwood women's basketball staff helping to guide the program to its first and only MIAA Conference Championship and NCAA Regional appearance in the 2017-18 season.
Llewellyn earned his bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University in 2011 with a master's degree from Lindenwood University in 2013.
Llewellyn is married to Jen Llewellyn, current head coach of the Washington gymnastics program. Together, they have one son, William Grayson Llewellyn.