Gymnastics coach emphasizes academics and humor

MU gymnastics coach John Figueroa is also a laid-back, upbeat coach who the gymnasts say they can always count on.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 | 8:20 p.m. CDT; updated 8:31 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — Missouri sophomore gymnast Meghann Raub left her silver Pontiac Grand Am in the parking lot next to Chipotle on Ninth Street. As the car door shut, Raub realized her keys were still inside the car with the doors locked. She was supposed to drive fellow sophomore gymnast Sarah Shire and herself to study hall, but now she couldn’t.