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Girls swimming: Wilsonville coach Deb Mandeville receives regional honors

Wildcats coach recognized for longevity, service to school community


by: GREG ARTMAN / FILE - Wilsonville coach Deb Mandeville was chosen as the regional coach of the year for girls swimming by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. Above, Mandeville (left) presents Christie Halverson with a medal at the Class 5A state championships.Deb Mandeville doesn’t let Wilsonville’s lack of a pool pass as an excuse.

Although the high school’s longtime swimming coach is a vocal proponent of a city aquatic center, she has repeatedly found ways to help her student-athletes succeed in the water without one.

And her fortitude and undying support of the Wildcats have not gone unnoticed.

Mandeville was recently named the Northwest Oregon Conference girls swimming coach of the year, an honor bestowed upon her by her peers.

She was also chosen as the regional coach of the year for girls swimming by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. The region includes Oregon as well as Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.

Mandeville was recognized for her commitment and quality of service to scores of student-athletes and the school community.

Mandeville, an 18-year Wilsonville coach who has also overseen swimming programs at the Sherwood YMCA, was recently named a Northwest section coach of the year by the National Federation of State High School Associations for 2012-13.

Mandeville will be honored May 24 at the annual Oregon Athletic Coaches Association awards banquet.

During her tenure, Mandeville has guided the Wilsonville girls to three OSAA swimming championships (2000-02) and 15 event state titles, including four in relay races.

She has overseen the development of several multiple champions, including Amy Garrick, Susan Guyler, Ginny Connell and Christie Halverson.


By Jeff Goodman
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