Ramona High selects new tennis coach

ROSE DARROUGH
ROSE DARROUGH

By Bill Tamburrino

Rose Darrough will be the new Ramona High School boys tennis coach, replacing Doug Failla who resigned last spring.

Darrough is no stranger to Ramona High School tennis or athletics. She graduated from RHS in 1980 and still holds records. She lettered in softball, volleyball, basketball, track and tennis. Darrough also earned all league in all of those sports and is the only RHS athlete to be all league in five sports. In all, Darrough earned 12 varsity letters. Her track records in the 100 and 200 will never be beaten.

“That is only because they have gone from yards to meters,” Darrough said with a chuckle.

Darrough attended Cal State Fullerton, where  she earned a scholarship and four varsity letters in tennis.

The RHS grad is no stranger to coaching at her alma mater. She has coached varsity track, tennis, volleyball and softball. Darrough is a social science teacher at RHS and a part-time teacher at Palomar College. She is a reader for Advanced Placement examinations and trains others to be readers. In addition, she was a national presenter in Washington D.C.  for the History in Schools program, and is the Department Chair in the Social Studies department.

Darrough has four daughters and one son, but none of her children play tennis.

“Some started when they were small, but they got interested in other sports,” she said.

“Both success and failure are just as important in growing in athletics and in life. One must build upon successes and learn from failures,” said Darrough. “We will work on techniques and strategies. We will drill, have multiple reps and work on conditioning. There are no secrets or shortcuts to success.”

   
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