Mericle selected Avo League gymnastics Coach of Year
Last updated 8/28/2007 at Noon
Fallbrook High School gymnastics coach Debbie Mericle was selected the Avocado League’s Coach of the Year for gymnastics.
“That was an honor; that was completely unexpected,” Mericle said. “I didn’t know such an award existed. I only did the best I could with what we had, trying to make everything work.”
Mericle agreed to coach the Fallbrook team in 2006 for lack of any other willing leaders. Her pre-coaching experience in gymnastics consisted of two daughters in the sport. She has gradually gained experience as a coach, relying on the experience of assistant coaches and tips...