Thursday, April 14, 2022

My conversation with Paula Lupien, FHS Gymnastics Coach - 04/05/22 (audio)

FM #775 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 775 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Paula Lupien, Coach of the FHS Gymnastics team conducted on April 5, 2022.  Paula was announced in Dec 2021 as the Winner of the MIAA Coach of the Year award. We decided to wait until her season was complete  (and what a season it was) to have this conversation.

We talk about how she came into the role as coach after advocating to create a team, and how she has developed the program to be undefeated for 2 seasons in the Hockomock League, win the Sectionals this year, take 2nd in the State and then 1st at New England. What does the team do from here? It may be something of a building opportunity but the team is positioned to do good things next year and going forward.

The recording runs about 38 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Paula on April 5, 2022. Audio file ->


Hockomock All-star selections 

D1 New England Champions 

2nd place at MA State meet

1st Place at South Sectionals 

State individual meet performances

Emma White 2nd in All around 

1st place at Hockomock Championships 

Coach of Year - MIAA for Gymnastics 


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