Brad Cattermole enters his 27th year as the head coach of BYU gymnastics. Cattermole has quietly built the Cougar program into a respected national power. Since becoming the head coach, he has guided the Cougars to eight National Championship Tournament appearances and 23 NCAA Regionals berths. Cattermole was named the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship Coach of the Year in 2014.
After taking over the program midway through the 1988 season, he promptly led the Cougars to the first 185 in school history. In 1998, the Cougars broke the 196 barrier for the first time, hitting a 196.325 against Utah in the final meet of the season in Provo. In 2000, once again in Provo, Cattermole's squad broke 196 for the second time with a196.05 to 195.975 victory over national-power Utah. In 2001, the Cougars surpassed the 196 mark five times. On March 16 of the same year, BYU reached the 197 mark for the first time in school history with a 197.325 mark against Utah State. Then one week later it broke that record again with a 197.375 at Utah, a full 1.450 points higher than its previous high road score. In this record-setting season, the Cougars set new team highs in every event and in the all-around. In 2004, Cattermole's squad raised the standard even higher, scoring a school-record 198.025 at Utah State. During that same year, the team also set school highs of 49.625 on vault, 49.675 on beam and 49.675 on floor.
Before conference meets were eliminated in 1994, Cattermole's teams were league runner-ups five times, and seven athletes earned 10 all-conference honors. Seven gymnasts have earned 17 NCAA All-America awards under his tutelage. His recruiting efforts have netted five U.S. National Team members, six Canadian National Team members and numerous Junior Olympic National and Elite champions. Cattermole has coached four gymnasts to perfect 10.0 scores during his time at BYU. In 2002 Christy McAdams recorded the Cougars' first perfect 10.0 score in school history. In 2003, Kari Dye-Lords scored a perfect 10.0 on balance beam, and Brogan Jacobsen recorded a 10.0 with a scintillating floor routine against Southern Utah, Utah State and Central Michigan. In 2004, Jaime Mabray added the fourth perfect 10.0 and second perfect vault in school history against Texas Woman's University and Air Force.
Along with his duties at BYU, Cattermole and his wife Dawn own and operate All-American Gymnastics in Lindon. Highly successful since its establishment in 1976, All-American has earned more State Class I and Class II championships than any other club in Utah. Several athletes - former Cougar stars Marianne Williams Squires, Kelli Rose-Rhyssman, Korie Jackman, Cristen Cosgrave-Barlow, Angela Gunnell Anderson and Jessica Nelson-Taylor - earned national club honors while competing for All-American gymnasts under Cattermole's tutelage. Born in Stormlake, Iowa, Cattermole grew up in Los Angeles. He competed on the 1971 BYU men's gymnastics team. Following his freshman year, he left school to serve an LDS mission to Peru. His competitive career ended when he broke his hand in practice shortly after returning from his mission. He was a part-time assistant women's gymnastics coach at BYU and part-time coach at Provo Gymnastics during the 1975-76 season while he continued his schooling at BYU. He is married to Dawn Cattermole. They have three boys and one granddaughter.