Courier News All-Area Girls Gymnastics Coach of the Year: Johanna Snedeker, Montgomery

In this her 21st season at the helm of the Montgomery High School gymnastics team, head coach Johanna Snedeker thought it would be a memorable year. What she didn’t know is that it’d be on to remember forever.

Montgomery captured its first Somerset County Tournament title, narrowly edging Bridgewater-Raritan by 0.100 on Oct. 2.

“We knew this was going to be a good year, so we took it one meet at time.” Snedeker said. “Winning that championship was really big for us; we peaked on that night and I’m really proud of the girls.”

Snedeker is the Courier News’ Coach of the Year.

Senior Zoe Zyvith set the school record for career points and both Renee Mallick and Audrey Warner qualifed for the State Individual Championships as Montgomery went 8-4. The Cougars finished fourth at the Skyland Conference Championships in late October to cap their team slate this fall.

“I thought the girls were very good in all aspects of gymnastics this season; from time management to unity,” she said. “They’re not going to remember the wins and losses, but the feelings and memories will be things they hold onto forever and that’s something I’m proud of.”

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