Tag Archives: Jerry Nelson

After making the finals, longtime coach retires


Matt Gad—Sports Writer After 15 years as the head coach for the Owls’ women’s gymnastics program, former Southern men’s gymnastics star Jerry Nelson is calling it a career, having made this month’s USA Gymnastics Nationals his final appearance as head coach. “The only real safe retirement is the one that people feel comfortable with,” Nelson said. “And I’ve had a

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Gymnastics place third in ECAC meet


Matt Gad – Sports Writer Moore Field House hosted this year’s Division II ECAC Women’s Gymnastics Championship between the Owls, West Chester and the University of Bridgeport. Jerry Nelson’s squad finished third in a meet they haven’t won since 2008. “We were expected to be right about where we were but we were hoping for a better score,” Nelson said.

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Owls impress in loss


Matt Gad – Sports Writer The Owls set two records Saturday in their meet against Bridgeport University. They have had a tough stretch so far but this performance could definitely be seen as a confidence booster. Southern fell 194.075 to 192 to the Purple Knights but that 192 they put up was the most points scored in program history. And

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