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By Jeff Pack

Longtime friends lead Great Oak, Temecula Valley high schools' field hockey teams


Last updated 11/16/2018 at 12:33am

Jeff Pack

The Temecula Valley and Great Oak high schools' field hockey teams pose for a group photo after their final contest of the season. The Golden Bears were victorious in the final seconds of the game. Coaches Tiffany Huisman, standing far left, and Katie Gerfen, pink far right, switched sides for the photo in support of each others teams.

For coaches Tiffany Huisman and Katie Gerfen, standing next to each other while coaching a field hockey game is very familiar – the only difference this year was, they were in opposite coaching boxes.

Huisman and Gerfen are the head field hockey coaches of Temecula Valley High School and Great Oak High School, respectively, but they coach together in the offseason at the 79 Field Hockey Club.

Gerfen said she and Huisman competed against each other while she was at the University of Virginia and Huisman was at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and coached at camps at Old Domi...

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