Green Mountain hires new gymnastics coach

Green Mountain's gymnastics program claimed its fourth team state title in 2016. (Dennis Pleuss/Jeffco Athletics)

LAKEWOOD — Green Mountain High School stayed in-house to guide its successful gymnastics program.

Rams’ athletic director Tommy Dodge announced that 2009 Green Mountain graduate Taelore Fehr has been hired as Green Mountain’s new gymnastics head coach.

“We are very proud to have a GM alumni such as Taelore on our coaching staff that will sustain the integrity and success of our program,” Dodge said. “She models all of the characteristics that we look for in an ‘inside out’ coach.”

Green Mountain gymnastics coach Taelore Fehr

Fehr has been an assistant coach at Green Mountain for the past six years, along with coaching at 5280 Gymnastics. During her high school career, Fehr was a member of the Rams’ Class 5A state championship gymnastics teams in 2006 and 2008. Green Mountain was the state runner-up in 2005 and 2007.

The Rams returned to the top of the podium last fall winning the 4A gymnastics state title. It was the fourth team title in the program’s history.

Longtime coach Sandi Patterson and her assistant coach and husband Dan Patterson decided to step away from coaching Green Mountain’s gymnastics program after the 2016 season. They wanted to spend more time supporting their three sons in their athletic activities.