Olentangy Berlin High School has named coaches for gymnastics and swimming and diving, pending school board approval.
Jen Hedrick will coach gymnastics and the swimming program will be led by Glen First.
Hedrick has been the only gymnastics coach at Olentangy Orange since it opened for the 2008-09 school year. She was the last original head coach at the school.
“Jen and I came in together at Orange and I have always thought highly of what she has been able to do with that program,” said Berlin athletics director John Betz, who was the boys basketball coach at Orange before becoming the school’s AD. “That should be a seamless transition for us.”
First has been a swimming coach at the youth and club levels as well as an assistant track and field coach at Olentangy Liberty and a middle school cross country coach. He will be assisted by his wife, Jill First, who swam at Ball State.
“Glen has an overall passion for swimming and has coached at the club and youth levels,” Betz said. “Both he and his wife, Jill, have kids who will also be going to Berlin as well.”
Berlin opens in the fall.