Coach Debbie Simonson is the owner and Head Coach at Rising Star. She has been in gymnastics since 1970 as a competitive gymnast, recreational coach, and a competitive coach with National Champions. She has been USAICG State chairman, AAU Oklahoma State Technical Chairman, USAG Women’s Jr. Olympic Program Judge, birthday hostess, and a variety of other hats. Debbie started dance in 1964, then moved over to gymnastics in 1970. She has been a gym owner since 1995 and worked with dancers, cheerleaders, twirlers as well as gymnasts. She moved to Oklahoma in 2008 and opened Rising Star in 2009.