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2018 Greatmats National Cheer Coach of the Year

Vote for the cheerleading coach you think should be named the 2018 Greatmats National Cheer Coach of the Year!

Voting runs Nov. 15-29, 2018

Anderson Invasion Cheer

Blue Valley Student

Central high

Champions Force Athletes

Core Athletix All stars

Dynamic Cheer All-Stars

Eagle Grove High School Cheer

East Bridgewater Varsity Cheerleaders

Grass Lake Varsity Cheer

Ithaca High Cheer

Little Axe Public Schools

Love Dance and AllStar Cheer Company

Merrill Lynch

Motor City Cheer

NCCLA

NW Cheer Elite

Osbourn High School

Oxford Community Schools

Rutherford B. Hayes High School

Spokane Pop Warner Cheer

Turners All-Star Cheer and Dance

Ultimate STARZ Athletics

University of Louisville

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Anderson Invasion Cheer

June 2018

Anderson, Indiana

I nominate Head Coach Kaylee Cottrell of Anderson Invasion Cheer. Kaylee started out with our program as the assistant coach and held that position for 2 years before transitioning to the head coach. She has been the head coach for 4 years now. She is a mentor to over 200+ cheerleaders in program currently. She manages 10 different teams with each having their own unique routine each season. She has grown our local program leap and bounds. She has a special place for every kiddo that she teaches. She forms a bond that is special to her and the cheerleader. She has helped so many of our athletes grow mentally, physically and emotionally. Kaylee has created a FAMILY with all of us!!! One of my favorite quotes from her is "It take a village to raise a child." This is so true in many aspects. She has rallied our staff, parents and cheerleaders to make these cheer squads enjoyable and meaningful for our child in our community. Without Kaylee coaching this program in our community these children wouldn't have this opportunity to learn and flourish in the environment she has created.
4627 Votes

Blue Valley Student

Sept. 14, 2018

Randolph, Kansas

After cheering on the Rams to their first win we had a team picture! My coaches name is Amy Young. She coaches at Blue Valley High School in Randolph, Kansas. I am nominating her because she works hard to make sure our squad looks the best and makes sure we are all in the loop of what is going on. She takes time out of her busy schedule to make time for us. She goes days without spending time with her family for us.
1 Vote

Central high

10/15/2017

Baton Rouge, LA

Amy Stevens is a amazing coach on and off the mat. She coached Live Oak Jr High to 3 national championships and 2 world titles. She has since moved to Central High School where she is building that cheer system.
1 Vote

Champions Force Athletes

7-30-17

Bay City, Michigan

This is when we competed at our national competition in Las Vegas. Kelly Peace was my coach for 10 years. Although she is tough on us, her love for all of her teams is unbreakable. She will always be my favorite coach and the greatest coach I ever got the chance of having. She is definitely the reason why I have become the cheerleader I am and I can never thank her enough for it. This would be a great way to show my appreciation and love for her.
2 Votes

Core Athletix All stars

09/09/2018

Rochester New York

Michelle Turrie coaches level 2 small youth team Karma. She coached this team to not one but two rings last season! NCA and The Summit! She lives and breathes cheerleading and will do anything to show her athletes how it feels to not only win but work hard and earn it! She is a forced to be reckoned with!
409 Votes

Dynamic Cheer All-Stars

10/3/18

Kingwood TX

I would like to nominate Coach Sami Thornton for Coach of the Year.

Coach Sami has been an all-star coach for 14 years, and has been such an inspiration to hundreds of athletes over the years, but especially for my daughter. She is one of those rare coaches that continues to fight for each athlete even if the athlete is not fighting for them self.

I have watched her help so many athletes, including my own, through mental blocks, personal matters, and problems at school just to list a few. She values each athlete as a whole rather than just what that athlete brings to the floor, and knows that the sport of cheerleading is about being a family, being there for each other, and cheering on each and every athlete.

Coach Sami truly believes in building up each and every child in every way physically and emotionally so that they not only become better cheerleaders, but so that they become better people. She strives to help her athletes push beyond their boundaries, and knows that without empowering the individual there is no empowering the athlete.

On a personal note, due to my health issues and a serious bail and thus mental block, my daughter needed more support emotionally last season. Coach Sami was there for her each step of the way supporting her not just as a coach, but as a friend and mentor as well.

My daughter, and even myself, knew we always had someone to lean on when we didn't think we could go any further. Unfortunately, my daughter has health problems of her own this year, and, once again, Coach Sami has been there for us.

It must be said that it is not just our family she has been there for. She is there for every family I have seen walk through the Dynamic doors. Coach Sami gives herself selflessly and pours her heart and soul into the program, the athletes, and the families of Dynamic Cheer. Coach Sami wins Coach of the Year each and every time an athlete steps on the floor with the confidence, persistence, and determination that her coaching has afforded them.

39 Votes

Eagle Grove High School Cheer

August 2018

Eagle Grove, Iowa

The football cheer squad has done amazing this season, all because of Coach Jill Link. She has truly dedicated her time to this squad. I look forward to how well the basketball and wrestling squads will do this winter, given Mrs. Link's high quality as a coach.
18 Votes

East Bridgewater Varsity Cheerleaders

10-31-18

East Bridgewater, MA

My nomination for Coach of the Year is Matthew Monteiro, Head Coach for the East Bridgewater (Massachusetts) Varsity Cheerleaders. After high school, where he was a standout athlete on the Football Team at East Bridgewater High School, he went on to cheer for Northeastern University in Boston where he was a member of the only NEU team to win Grand Champs at Nationals. He was a Celtics Cheerleader and cheered at Full House All Stars (West Bridgewater, MA) on their Level 6 teams. While coaching at Full House and East Bridgewater, he has held down a full time job, gone through the Police Academy to become a well-respected Police Officer and recently earned his Master’s Degree. Under Matt’s guidance, the East Bridgewater Varsity squad has earned 7 state titles and 4 New England titles since he started in 2009. Although he has an impressive cheer resume (much of which I’ve probably left off this list), Matt’s most impressive quality is what he teaches the girls he coaches. With a season that runs from August until March, many of his athletes compete at both the high school and All Star gym where he coached, he spends quite a bit of time coaching and educating these girls through the many lessons of life. He teaches them time management (never to be late), honesty, a strong work ethic, and how to hold themselves to a higher caliber than others. He guides them through some of the toughest social issues currently going on with our youth. Matt has taught them to be humble, how to lose graciously and how to genuinely celebrate another team’s win, even if it hurts. He brings the team together and shows them that a group of girls with no similarities other than their love of cheer can be a family. All the while encouraging and insisting they excel in their school work. I can think of no better Coach that I would have wanted my daughter to learn from.
1053 Votes

Grass Lake Varsity Cheer

2017

Grass Lake, MI

This is a picture of Tonya Policht before her first competition as the new varsity coach. Tonya has been apart of the community for years as a bus driver and middle school coach. When varsity lost their coach, she stepped in, taking on something that she wasn’t used to. Since then she has brought this program together from the ground up by starting a youth program. She has always preached to me that she wants girls to have a motivator, and to find the love for cheerleading at a young age. She has inspired me in ways I can’t describe in the four years I’ve known her. The love and passion she has for every single girl in her program is more than I’ve seen in my 12 years of cheering. She doesn’t just want her girls to win at meet, but at life. She pushes me and everyone in her program every day to be good cheerleaders and human beings. I have no doubt in my mind that she deserves something like this. She gives her all everyday for our community and cheer programs, and I think it’s about time she finally feels recognized for it.
324 Votes

Ithaca High Cheer

09-14-2018

Ithaca, Wisconsin

Coach Kym Anderson always finding ways to keep smiles.

The reason I nominated coach Anderson was because of many reasons. She is always there for anyone and will do anything for her team. She shows us the bigger picture in cheer. Going to a small school and not having lots of respect as cheerleaders, she shows to us that the more we wow, the more respect we will gain.

Despite going through her own issues she will always tell you, if we need anything come to her office or call her. She cares about the squad as her own family, and worries about all of us in our emotional states.

When she was coaching at her old school, a year after one of her cheerleaders graduated, she turned to suicide. Ever since, coach has done everything she can to spread awareness, and she puts extra effort to make sure we all are okay.

Kym is deserving of this award not only for the reasons previously stated, but for the reason of her being an amazing coach. She lives an hour away from the school, stays extra late and makes it to every game. She doesn't get paid enough for the work and dedication she has for this team. In the end, the dedication, love, and fun she brings to the team makes her well deserving for this award.

2 Votes

Little Axe Public Schools

10-24-18

Norman, Oklahoma

I want to nominate Shandelle Self for Greatmats National Cheerleading Coach of the Year. Shandelle cares so much about her athletes. She recently made a sixth grader who was confined to a wheelchair for months due to Luekemia an honorary cheerleader, modifying routines to make sure she could participate. There is no such thing as a typical work day for Shandelle as she puts in time both before and after her scheduled hours to make sure her girls have what they need to be successful. People say "You Can't Teach Heart," but that's exactly what she does - leading by example. And to top it off, her team finished as first runner up state cheer champs for the first time in school history!
2 Votes

Love Dance and AllStar Cheer Company

10-29-18

Huntsville, Texas

On behalf of Love Dance And Allstar Cheer Company Parents, we would like to nominate our coach, friend, mentor, counselor, encourager, teacher, she wears all of these titles among a host of other titles for Coach of the year. Coach Tanya Love is not only a coach. She is an amazing Mother of two. But now she has over 30 children. (Her athletes). She wears many hats. She is a teacher, counselor, friend, nurturer, doctor, and a God fearing woman! Everyone needs a positive influence like Coach Love In their life. Every class, she greets every student with a hug and a smile. What I personally love about her is she knows each of her students strengths and weaknesses. And even though a student may not have a skill they are never allowed to say “I can’t.“ She pushes them in a loving way. I have never seen her raise her voice, look annoyed or yell at her students. And we all know how hard it is to wrangle 15+ 7-year-old cheerleaders and keep them focused. She is an incredible role model. And is always giving back, not only to her athletes but to her community as well. Coach Love recently hosted a canned food drive for the local food pantries in our community. She goes above and beyond for her students. And we want to let her know what she does for everyone does not go unnoticed. She has made it known that we are not just a team, but we are a FAMILY! She recently moved into a new location and is now adding her personal touches. In our eyes she is already the BEST. However, being awarded this would mean that she can have mats for her students to learn more skills. And this would help the Company to continue to grow!
242 Votes

Merrill Lynch

10/26/18

Toledo, Ohio

I'm writing to nominate Coach Kelly Steele. For the past 35 years she has been involved with the Whitmer High School Cheer program. She is currently the head coach and advisor. Whitmer has a Varsity, JV and a Freshman squad that cheers at basketball and football games. In total there are about 40 cheerleaders. Out of those 40 girls there are 2 competition squads, a JV and a Varsity competition squad. She oversees this entire program, as well as the junior high program which totals about 20 girls. Kelly is the mother of 5 children. Three of them are adults and have given her 4 beautiful grandchildren. Her two adult daughters coach the Whitmer program alongside of her. She is also the mother of 2 grade school aged children that were brought to her through foster care, which led to the blessing of an adoption. She still occasionally has foster children in her home. She’s changing lives on and off the mats. It's hard to imagine how many people she has impacted in the 35 years she has spent with the Whitmer Cheer program. She has become like a second mother to many of the girls. She continues to have a presence in several of their lives, being invited to weddings and baby showers and other milestones that they share with their families and closest friends. She is a fabulous role model, and provides an immense amount of love and guidance to the girls she coaches. She is encouraging, supportive and driven by her servant heart and old school values. I can't think of anyone more deserving of an honor like the Greatmats National Coach of the Year than Coach Kelly Steele.
908 Votes

Motor City Cheer

June 7th, 2018

Farmington Hills, MI

Motor City Cheer owner Leslie Del Toro has a passion for introducing kids of all ages to the sport of cheerleading. Coach Leslie is always keeping up with the best methods of coaching, injury prevention, conditioning, and safety progression. But more importantly, the kids consider Coach Leslie to be their second mom as she creates their "home away from home."
15 Votes

NCCLA

08/04/18

Oakdale, LA 71463

Noah West has had a passion for cheer all his life. He is now living his dream of being a cheer gym owner. Noah has trained with some of the best cheerleaders in the state and also trained with UCA. Noah was on his high school varsity squad throughout high school where he served as co-captain his senior year. Noah has a passion for showing children the sport of cheer and is always willing to spend one on one time with each student to ensure they get the proper cheer education.
74 Votes

NW Cheer Elite

10/9/18

Beaverton, Oregon

I would like to Nominate Denise Way-Hackett from NW Cheer Elite. There is something remarkable about her, she gives of herself, so others can get the training needed. Coach D volunteers her services and provides camps and clinics to schools that otherwise would not have access to any training. She spends most of her time traveling in her dime all over the US. She is very knowledgeable and patient with coaches and the kids. She has made herself available long after our camp was completed. She never made me feel less then, or the kids. She took her time with us, giving the kids the confidence to achieve the goals we set out. It was not just about acquiring skills. She also sat down and listened to what the kids were struggling with, within their school, gave us ideas on building school spirit. But the biggest is how she comforted and soothed the kids when learning new skills, she does this all while volunteering her time. She has been coaching for 15 years. She is what all coaches should strive to be.
33 Votes

Osbourn High School

10-31-18

Manassas, VA

I’m nominating Coach Taylor Campbell because I truly feel that she is a coach who goes above and beyond for the Osbourn High School Cheerleading Team. Since she started in the position of Head Coach this past May, Coach Campbell has worked tirelessly to prepare the team for competition and to make our cheerleading experience a wonderful one! Her coaching philosophy is to build us up as leaders and role models in our school firstly, and secondly, to help us grow in our cheerleading skills and excel on the mat. Throughout this season, she has challenged us to become the best versions of ourselves and has pushed us out of our comfort zones. For the first time in quite a few years, our competition team placed in the Top 5 in a very large and competitive county. She was thrilled for us and expressed that she was proud of the hard work and dedication we had shown. She is certainly someone who I look up to and hope to emulate one day, not only in her successes as a coach and cheerleader, but also simply as a young woman. She always seems to maintain a positive attitude and her feedback remains constructive and helpful during practices. Coach Campbell encourages the team to focus on academics, to bond with one another through fun, out-of-practice events like Pool Parties and Minute to Win It Tournaments, and is truly invested in our lives and well-being. Coach Campbell embodies the ideals of this honor since she is an outstanding and exemplary leader, she possesses a servant’s heart and strives to ensure everyone on the team is safe and well cared-for, and she has taught us the true meaning of sportsmanship and spirit. What really sets her apart from other coaches is her love and appreciation for this team. It isn’t our placements or performances that make her stand out, but the little things she has done this season to make the cheerleading program stronger and to make every girl feel special. From driving girls’ home when they don’t have a ride to buying girls’ dinner when they have nothing to eat, Coach Campbell’s small acts of service and kindness do not go unnoticed by me. This season has had its ups and downs. However, Coach Campbell has been a light in the face of adversity. Thank you Coach Campbell for all that you do!
250 Votes

Oxford Community Schools

10/23/2016

Oxford Michigan

Coach Alanna Weber has been coaching for over 16 years and started her coaching career at Oxford High School, her alma mater. She coached at all levels at Oxford starting with the middle school team working her way to the varsity level where she spent five years. While she was at Oxford, they were league champions in 2004, Regional Champions in 2007 and MHSAA State Finalists in 2007. After moving out of state, she coached the varsity team at South Lyon. She spent 4 years there where they were district champions and regional qualifiers in 2010, 2011 and 2012. After commuting over an hour to practice, she took the varsity position at Clawson High School. She coached at Clawson for two (2) years and coached at Birmingham Seaholm for (1) year. She is thrilled to be back at Oxford! She a graduate of Oakland University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
0 Votes

Rutherford B. Hayes High School

9/25/18

Delaware, Ohio

Head Coach Justine Bruns

The quote "If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you’d never think another negative thought again" is just one of hundreds that Rutherford B. Hayes High School Head Coach Justine Bruns tweets daily on the cheer’s Twitter. This is just an example of how motivating Justine is within her program.

Justine Bruns is in her 2nd year as Head Coach for the Delaware Hayes Pacers Cheer Program. Justine works day in and day out to change the culture of cheerleading. She leads with motivation, compassion, positiveness, respect and hard work and she only expects the same from her squads. Working alongside JV coach Francesca and Freshman coach Ainslee who is also her daughter, Justine strives to make the program a family. She takes the time to not only coach and teach, but also gets to know her cheerleaders on a personal level working with each of them on their strengths and improving their weaknesses, on and off the practice and game field. Justine is a mentor and a shoulder to lean on, she has wiped away tears and helped strengthen pulled hamstrings, uplifted those who are struggling making sure they realize their full potential. When the cheerleaders leave practice, they have not only learned new cheer skills, they have also learned more about themselves, have pushed past their boundaries to becoming better role models, friends and kind and caring young people.

Aside from coaching high school cheerleading, Justine has a passion for being a personal fitness coach, her beloved dog Bodee with whom she walks/runs with, spending time with her husband Matt and both her daughters, Ainslee and Hadlee.

37 Votes

Spokane Pop Warner Cheer

October 21,2018

Wenatchee, Washington

This photo explains it all for our assistant pop warner coach Gabby Dansereau. Gabby started with us 3 years ago when she moved to Spokane, we've seen a crazy amount in growth in our program since she started because word spreads that we have the kindest, fun and most motivating coaching staff in the league. Gabby started when we had 5 girls and 1 boy on our team in 2016 and now we have 20 athletes on our team, and we had to close off our registration because the numbers wouldn’t stop there. You know you’ve got an awesome coach when she pulls into practice a few minutes late because of work and from 100 feet away you can hear “ Coach Gabby is here!!!” And the whole squad stops what they are doing to run over to greet her. There’s nothing more admiring then hearing girls wanting to tell coach Gabby not only about their new skills but their lives outside of cheer because Gabby ultimately cares about the child more than when she’s dressed bow to toe. Gabby inspires these children and since coaching has not only helped them develop cheerleading skills BUT also leadership and confidence skills. There’s not a day that goes by where Gabby doesn’t make at least one girl feel extra special and reminds the girls that they are special and that they are meant to be someone. A lot of our girls come from low income split household and they find cheer being their safe haven because of coach Gabby. 3 years ago she started the Kudos game where at the end of practice we all sit in circle and each girl has to give another girl one kudos about how they did in practice or how they are a kind and nice person overall. It lifts each other up. Coach Gabby has won us 3 1st place competition routines, Gabby is emotional and cries and does “Gabby jumps” to show the girls how excited she is that they are learning new skills or hit their routine. For only being 20 years old coach Gabby has made a significant difference in our program and I can’t think of another Coach more deserving of this... Gabby really cares for these girls.
1 Vote

Turners All-Star Cheer and Dance

9/10/18

Johnstown PA

This is me and my mom. My moms name is Kristi Clifford. She is an amazing mom and coach/owner of my gym Turners located in Johnstown PA. This picture of the two of us was taken at a local restaurant in our are where we had a dinner and ring ceremony celebrating my teams win at the D2 summit. Our team won the senior level 4 medium division at the competition. Our gym is a small family run gym (my mom and her two aunts own the gym, my great aunts). My coach (mom) deserves to win this award because she gives her time and dedication to this sport and all of the girls and boys at our gym. But not only does my coach own, coach, choreograph and teach tumbling at turners, she is also a coach for the 2018 national high school champions in the Large Varsity division Bishop McCort. She also is the head coach for the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown cheerleaders in our area. She also teaches gymnastics to almost every local team in the area and even some as much as an hour away. She also choreographs almost all of the local teams In Johnstown and surrounding areas. It amazes me how much she gives to others and how she makes sure everyone is taken care of and has the best of the best to put on the mat. I love coach Kristi for so many reasons, I am her only daughter but I do share her with hundreds of others, but I don’t mind at all because she deserves all the love she gets. Please choose her because honestly cheerleading is her life and she deserves every award there is to get. Thank you.
7 Votes

Ultimate STARZ Athletics

9/5/18

Weymouth, MA

After working her full time job as a real estate agent and working at the gym every night, McKinley Fichtner took a well deserved vacation to Greece before going full blast into the 2018-2019 all star cheer season with Ultimate STARZ Athletics. McKinley is a role model in and out of the gym. Her motto is The Journey, is just as Important as the Destination! She truly believes you never take more than you give, and is always willing to help an athlete in need, great listener and coach. She participates in numerous fundraisers for different organizations.
4082 Votes

University of Louisville

10/9/18

Louisville, KY

The name Misty Hodges is synonymous with with cheerleading excellence. As the coach for the University of Louisville all-girl cheerleading team coach, Hodges recently led the cardinals to their fourth consecutive and 14th all time National Cheerleading Association Championship. She has helped keep the University of Louisville cheerleaders among the best in the country year after year.
31 Votes

mpme

June 2018

FCA Gems (Sarver, PA)

Coach Thiago Nanuk is not only a remarkable coach, but cares about every athlete he coaches or comes into contact with. He brings a focus and leadership to all training that not only allows the athlete to progress but to grow healthy in the sport.

Coach Thiago does not tell a parent or athlete what they want to hear, but what they need to do as a collective party to achieve their desired skill level and cheer goals. Everyone wants to attend Worlds and Coach Thiago will have you set that goal and climb to it one level at a time beginning at the bottom until you become a World athlete.

If you need help with strength and endurance, he will give you things to do outside to build those areas. He sets goals for athletes, demonstrates by his ability to focus and concentrate, and how the athlete can master those skills in and out of the gym. Coach Thiago will take the weakest athlete (or team) and make them strong, while encouraging the strongest to help the weakest to grow.

Coach Thiago makes a difference in athlete's lives that stays with them as they move pass cheering nationally to College and Professional. His influence transfers and provides a leadership that allows every athlete to perform not only well, but with their best ability feeling they are part of a team whether you win or lose. Coach Thiago views everyone as a winner.

The best gift of all is his ability to drill the athlete before just throwing skills. He is not about levels but your ability to throw skills properly with good technique.

Coach Thigao is not big with conversation, and lets his work show on the mat or at a competition. On and off the stage he is your biggest cheerleader whether you are at his gym or another gym. He instills "make sure you focus on how the skill was taught, and it will flow with great technique and land you success".

64 Votes

Want to honor a cheerleading coach for his/her outstanding achievements, unique style, humanitarian efforts, etc.? Then nominate for him/her for the 2018 National Cheerleading Coach of the Year Award, sponsored by Greatmats. The award, part of Greatmats National Award Series, is designed to recognize Cheerleading Coaches who have made a difference in the lives of their athletes and community through the virtues of service, integrity and quality.

Learn more about Greatmats National Award Series.

How to Nominate

To nominate a coach for this award, visit https://www.greatmats.com/2018-greatmats-national-cheer-coach-of-the-year.php or email the following information to brett@greatmats.com before Nov. 1, 2018. Nominators will not be identified.

  1. Coach's Full Name
  2. Name and Address of the School, Gym, Organization, Etc. (Must be located in the USA)
  3. A brief description of why you are nominating this coach, including how he/she meets the criteria of high-level service, integrity and quality
  4. A photo and/or video of the Coach

How the winner is chosen:

  1. Voting will take place on at https://www.greatmats.com/2018-greatmats-national-cheer-coach-of-the-year.php from Nov. 15 through Nov. 29, 2018. The two cheerleading coaches with the most votes will be named finalists.
  2. Greatmats will judge the two finalists to determine the winner based on:
    1. Demonstration of Service
    2. Demonstration of Integrity
    3. Demonstration of Quality

Grand Prize

  1. $250 in Greatmats Products (or $150 Cash Option) for affiliated facility
  2. Coach/school profile to be released with the announcement of the winner on Dec. 14, 2018 National Cheerleading Coach of the Year Certificate

Nearly 7,000 votes were cast in the first two years of the contest, which is part of the 4th annual Greatmats National Award Series which honors instructors, trainers and coaches who have made a positive difference in their communities and the lives of their students.

Voting Instructions:

Visit https://greatmats.com/2018-greatmats-national-cheer-coach-of-the-year.php during the voting period to vote for this year's National Cheerleading Coach of the Year. Click the vote button next to the photo of the Cheer Coach you'd like to win. Feel free to share a photo or the gallery ballot with friends and family and encourage them to vote. The two Cheerleading Coaches with the most votes will be named finalists. From that point, Greatmats will choose the winner (scroll down to see prizes) based on demonstration of service, integrity and quality.

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Read About Previous Winners of the Award:

2016 National Cheer Coach of the Year Amy Beth Klopf

2017 National Cheer Coach of the Year Sherri Andrzejewski