Collegiate Synchronized Skating Team Recognized with State Senate and House Resolutions
Award Sponsored in Honor of John E. Cocanougher, Sr.
RedHawks' First Performances on Nov. 5; Open Competitive Schedule on Dec. 3
Carla DeGirolamo enters her third season as head coach of the Miami University Synchronized Skating program, assuming the head role in June 2009. After a four-year career as a RedHawk skater, DeGirolamo spent seven seasons as an assistant coach in the program, serving as the head coach of the junior team from 2006-09. She was the top assistant coach for the senior team from 2004-09 after serving as head coach of the collegiate team her first season on staff.
DeGirolamo brings 27 years of figure skating experience and 21 years of synchronized skating experience to her position. During the 2002-03 season, she was a volunteer assistant with Miami's collegiate synchronized skating team and served as the assistant ice skating coordinator at Miami's Goggin Ice Arena. DeGirolamo has also worked as an assistant coach for the Oxford Skating Club's synchronized skating teams.
DeGirolamo is in her fourth year as the camp director for Miami's summer skating camp after serving as assistant director for several years. DeGirolamo is a U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist in dance & moves in the field and is registered rated in dance and master rated in team skating by the Professional Skaters Association where she also holds a Level VI ranking.
She is currently a member of the U.S. Figure Skating Coaches' Committee.
During her four-year stint on Miami's senior synchronized skating team, DeGirolamo earned several prestigious awards. A two-time captain, DeGirolamo garnered the team's Senior of the Year and Outstanding Skater awards during her senior campaign and also was decorated with Miami Athletics' most prestigious award for a female--The Leann Grimes Davidge Award--which recognizes a senior female athlete who best personifies the outstanding qualities of Leann Grimes Davidge by excelling in the areas of athletics, leadership and scholarship. Additionally, DeGirolamo was tabbed the team's Rookie of the Year as a freshman. She served as the Miami Ice Skating Club's Vice President (2001) and President (2002).
DeGirolamo, who is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, earned her bachelor's degree in business from Miami in May 2003 with a double major in accountancy and marketing.