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.

Coach Audrey Hawkins. Coach Audrey was a competitive gymnast for 7 years at Rising Star. Coach Debbie and Coach Katie taught me everything I know! Now I am a lifeguard, I am certified in CPR, First Aid, and AED. I work with children every Sunday in my church’s nursery, and I have worked Sports and Arts camp every summer for 4 years. I have always loved bars and I still love watching others compete and learns kills on my favorite event.