Andy Morreale enters his seventh season as an assistant coach with the NIU women's gymnastics program, but his association with Northern Illinois dates back to his days as a Huskie student-athlete and includes a stint as an assistant coach with the NIU men's program in 1985-86.
In addition to his role with Northern Illinois gymnastics, Morreale has been the owner, director and coach of Energym Gymnastics (formerly Gym-Kats) in nearby Sycamore for the past 24 years.
As a coach at the club level, Morreale has produced multiple state and regional champions, and saw Amy Bohn qualify for the Junior Olympic National team. In addition, his gymnasts have won individual medals at Junior National and Elite National competitions. Numerous Energym gymnasts have competed at the collegiate level.
Morreale was named the U.S.G.A. Region 5 Coach of the Year in 1985 and is a member of the Elite Coaches' Association and a U.S.A. Gymnastics Professional member.
A standout all-around gymnast for the Huskies from 1981-85 who also served as team captain, Morreale's NIU teams twice placed in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships, highlighted by a sixth-place showing in 1982. The following year, the Huskies claimed an eighth-place finish.
Outside of his collegiate competitions, Morreale took 13th at the United States Gymnastics Federation's 1983 Midwest Regional and competed at the U.S. Championships from 1982-85. While at Addison Trail High, his prep squad won three state championships.
Morreale graduated from NIU in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in finance. He is married to the former Kim Seelenbinder of Elk Grove and the couple has three children, Andrew (16), Jessica (14) and Allison (10).