2016-2017 Coaching Staff


This Summer we are going to lose Krista Symosko and this fall we are going to lose Richelle McLaughlin. Both coaches are leaving the area in order to continue/further their education. We are going to miss both Krista & Richelle tremendously, but also wish them the best with what ever the future may bring them.
Age: Not telling
Favorite Event: Bars
Coaching Since: 1977
Terri has her Bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education from Slippery Rock University. She has been coaching for 40 years, 33 of which were with the Turners association. Terri is the Head Coach of Central Valley, Hopewell, South Side Beaver, and West Allegheny High School Gymnastic Teams (all teams run through our facility), along with a few independent W.P.I.A.L. gymnasts. Terri is also a member of the PA Classic Steering Committee. Other Honors: In 2015, Terri was inducted into the Beaver County Hall of Fame.
Terri Gazda - Head Coach

Age: 29 and holding...
Coaching/Judging Since: 1986
Favorite Event: Beam & Bars
Cherie has a bachelor's degree in Computer Applications Information Services(CAIS)and a minor in Athletic Coaching from Clarion University. Cherie started gymnastics at the age of 3 and continued through college. During her gymnastic career she represented Monaca Turners, Debi & Rick's, Center High School, and Clarion University. Other gymnastic positions currently holding - President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of High School Judges, and also the PA State representative for the National High School Senior Invitational.
Cherie Mulford

Age: 26
Coaching Since: 2009
Favorite Event: Beam
Jessica started gymnastics at age 6 here at Monaca Turners. She continued to gym through her senior year, competing both on the Center High School and Monaca Turners teams. She has graduated from Center High School and PTI with an Associates Degree in Medical Assisting.
Jessica Irwin

Age: 21
Coaching Since: 2012
Favorite Event: Vault
Paige started gymnastics at Monaca Turners and has competed through her senior year representing both Monaca Turners and Ambridge High School. Paige began her coaching career here at Monaca Turners as a Senior Helper and continued coaching after graduating from High School. Paige is a 2014 graduate from Ambridge High School and has earned her Phlebotomy and Nurse's Aide Certification.
Paige Lehn

Age: 36
Coaching Since: 2016
Favorite Event: Beam & Floor
Caron has her Master's degree in Nursing Education from Waynesburg University and specializes in pediatric and emergency nursing. She competed in dance for 12 years and also did gymnastics and cheerleading during those years. Caron currently coaches cheerleading & gymnastics while working towards her doctoral degree in Nursing Education from Northcentral University.
Caron Baker






We are very thankful for this year's Senior Helpers - Kayla Wade, Robin Lutz,and Cora Nairn. All of you have been a huge help, and we appreciate the hard work you have put in.