Girls Varsity Gymnastics · SHS Coach of Month – March 17

Congratulations to Sherwood High School (SHS) Gymnastics Coach Gary Peters for being nominated by the SHS community for SHS Coach of the Month – March 2017.

“Coach Gary Peters has been instrumental to the success of the Montgomery County Public School’s (MCPS) Gymnastics program. Sherwood High School (SHS) is one of 7 schools that field a gymnastics team among 25 MCPS high schools. Coach Peters is the heart and soul of SHS Gymnastics and truly the reason behind the success and longevity of this MCPS athletic program.

Coach Peters began his MCPS coaching career in 1973 at Argyle Middle School (MS) prior to tenures at Montgomery Village MS and Julius West MS. He ventured to high school gymnastics in 1980 coaching at Peary High School (HS). Under his leadership, Peary HS were MCPS Division Champions from 1980-1984. Sherwood was very fortunate to add Coach Peters to the coaching staff in 1985. Coach Peters has since spent 32 years at the helm of Sherwood Gymnastics. His coaching honors include 2014-2015 MCPS County Champions, Montgomery County Gazette Coach of the Year and Washington Post All Met Coach of the Year. In addition, he has coached 31 All-Americans.  

Gary also spends countless hours photographing SHS student-athletes for use on the SHS website, in the SHS Athletic Awards Night slideshows, and various slideshows for sport specific banquets. He also photographs for the prestigious SHS Rock n Roll show. Coach Peters dedication to the SHS student-body is second to none. He truly epitomizes all the good things happening at SHS and is no surprise that he was voted by the community for SHS Coach of the Month – March 2017.”

 The SHS Athletic Department is proud of his efforts to help SHS excel in athletics! His Warrior Pride is truly appreciated by SHS administration, coaches, teachers, and staff. The SHS community can vote for the April SHS Coach of the Month at