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 -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-775-paula-lupien-fhs-gymnastics-coach-04-05-22
Hockomock All-star selections https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/03/rudolph-named-mvp-leads-multiple-fhs.html
D1 New England Champions https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/03/fhs-gymnastics-team-d1-new-england.html
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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