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2019 Greatmats National Cheer Coach of the Year

Vote for the cheerleading coach you think should be named the 2019 Greatmats National Cheer Coach of the Year!

Winner to be announced Dec. 13, 2019

Belton Honea Path High School

California Allstars

Cape jr pop Warner

Carolina crossfire cheer

Caurus Academy

Champion Force

Champion Force

Champion Force

Champion Force

Champion Force

Champion Force

Champion Force

Champion Force

Champion Force Athletics

Champion Force Athletics

Champion Force Athletics

Champion Force of Coopersville

Champion Force of Michigan (Big Rapids)

Cheer Omega

Cheer Starz All-Starz

Clay County Middle Cheer

Delaware Cheer Eclipse

Dunnellon youth athletics

Empire Athletics Cheerleading

Extreme Cheer and Tumble

Fierce Cheer Elite

Florence Jr/Sr High School

GRB high school cheerleading

Heart of Texas Cheer and Dance

Hernando’ Youth League

In10sity Cheer Allstars

Infinite Athletics 628 Delano Dr Oakdale California 95361

Juniata valley jr/SR high cheer coach

Lancaster cheer Athletics

Laramie High School

Levelland High School

Magic Valley Elite Allstars

Matawan Youth Cheer Program

Midland University

Moline Highschool Cheerleading

NEP

Oxnard Panthers Youth Football and Cheer

Pacific Coast Magic

Ponaganset High School Cheer

Pueblo West High School

Rancho Cordova Jr Lancers Cheerleading

Rochester Reckless champion Force

Rocky Mountain College Athletics

SJC All Stars

Shoreline School District

Summerville Recreational Cheer Club

Tuscola Community High School

Twin Spruce Junior High

Twist and shout all stars

Valley Flight All Stars

Wayland cohocton highschool

Wilmington bobcats

Zachary cheer Academy

jc heat cheer

rogue athletics bay area

spirit athletics

Belton Honea Path High School

10/12/19

Honea Path, South Carolina

Stephani Hughes-Cooley is the best. She loves all of our girls and pushes them to be the very best on and off the mat.
12 Votes

California Allstars

March 2019

Ontario, CA

Bowd Beal - Best Coach ever. He his my daughter's mentor.
4 Votes

Cape jr pop Warner

10-13-2019

Cape Coral, FL

Coach Ashley Hammons coaches 22 5-6 year olds and I've never seen a coach love kids as much as her. She has bought several kids their cheer shoes, snacks, takes them to games and keeps them overnight if a parent asks! She's an angel that these girls need!
91 Votes

Carolina crossfire cheer

03/02/2019

Columbia, South Carolina

Coach Angie Koenig (far left) is devoted to everyone who steps in her gym. She has a passion for youth and helping them better skills in cheer, tumbling, and life in general. She is now in her 10th season and going strong. We are very proud to call her coach. --- Coach Angie has been in cheer for many years. She opened her Allstar gym 10 years ago with a dream of helping athletes grow. Being a military wife and a mother, she always has time for her kids. She has a deep passion for helping Athletes reach their potential. Angie has taken teams all over and won many of events. Her passion is not limited to the gym. She makes sure all that come in her gym feel like family.
34778 Votes

Caurus Academy

Aug. 18, 2018

Anthem, AZ

I love Coach Kelly Comasto, she is such an inspiration and she is great at everything she does!
2 Votes

Champion Force

July 22,2019

NYAA Orlando Florida Cheer Nationals

Angela Navarro is the most amazing coach. Our coach helps each one of through cheer and life. My coach loves us and we can trust her to be there through cheer problems and life problems. My team don't have the best in life but we have the best coach that life could give I admire my coach and she is my wing. When I feel like my life is terrible my coach makes me smile and feel like we are number 1# !!
3 Votes

Champion Force

7/23/19

Michigan

Kelly Pease - Best coach ever! Has been with her since i was 9! Great coaching staff and great program
6162 Votes

Champion Force

7/22/19

Wyoming, MI

Roxie Schram is an amazing coach. Her care for her athletes is impeccable and she is incredible. We love her so much!! She's so sweet & puts everyone's needs first. She goes above and beyond to make sure we have what we need. -------- Coach Roxie is the most encouraging coach ever! I have never heard her do anything but praise her cheerleaders. It is wonderful that Champion Force is blessed with such caring coaches!
2761 Votes

Champion Force

May 21

Selmer TN

Misti Walk is a awesome coach and great friend and has taken many teams to State and Nationals
1 Vote

Champion Force

07/14/19

Ohio

Coach Shayna Crandle is the most dedicated, caring coach ever. She has done so much for my daughter and her team in a way I have seen no coach do in the past. She cares about them at cheerleaders and as people and takes time out of her busy schedule to make each one of them feel special. We appreciate her so much and love seeing her every week!!
320 Votes

Champion Force

2019

Warren, Michigan

At only 17 years old Ashley Richardson has been assistant coaching since age 7 and head coaching since age 14. Each season, she is in charge of over 150 cheerleaders. Just this year, she has added another division to her schedule which has raised those numbers. Ashley takes pride in coaching and single handedly picks out the music, writes out the routines and creates the perfect bow. She is a straight A senior in high school and helps out with her family. She is also a cheerleader herself for WBE Division 8 and a sideline cheerleader at her high school. Last year she took her Division 3 Warren Royalty team to the state competition where they won first place, then on to nationals in Cincinnati where they were crowned National Champions of the first ever Champion Force Division 3 competition.
3 Votes

Champion Force

June 8th, 2019

Wyoming, MI

Jami Bryan is an amazing coach and an outstanding friend!! She takes care of her boys and girls with so much care and love it amazes me every week! I have cheered with her for 5 years, and I am excited to go to cheer with her every time! We love her so much and she is so great at what she does!!! Coach Jami is the best and she deserves Best Coach!!
614 Votes

Champion Force

7/14/2019

Michigan

Corrie McKiernan is an amazing coach, and has lead her teams to be national champions!
23 Votes

Champion Force Athletics

07/21/19

Orlando Florida

Jennifer Bautsch. This is the level four team right after the won 5th place in the Nation.
1 Vote

Champion Force Athletics

06/19

Grand Rapids, MI

Since I can remember, Julie Carpenter has always been such an important person in my life. I can't count on two hands how much she has done for me and for all her other athletes. Since day 1, Julie has been there for me. From writing all her routines, making bows, picking music, etc for more than one team. Julie has coached all over, multiple teams at one time. I was so blessed to coach with her and learn from her. I cannot thank her enough for all the time and effort put into cheerleading while maintaining her family life. I have never met someone so dedicated to the sport or to the athletes. Thank you for always being a shoulder to cry on when needed, always helping everyone out when we needed it, and always being a phone call away. You'll never know just how big of an impact you've had on me. Thank you for shaping me into the athlete I was, and for shaping me into the coach I am. Thank you for constantly being there to tell me I'm doing a great job. I'm so thankful for you!
9 Votes

Champion Force Athletics

July 20, 2019

Orlando, FL

Tanya Baker is the most talented, and hard working coach and I wouldn't want my girls cheering from anyone else!
1 Vote

Champion Force of Coopersville

July 14 2019

Michigan

Coach Sierra Tank is very talented and knowledgeable of what she teaches. Very patient as well.
125 Votes

Champion Force of Michigan (Big Rapids)

08/25/19

Big Rapids, Michigan

Holly Martin is amazing!!
686 Votes

Cheer Omega

May 3

Pensacola, FL

Matt Copeland really deserves this award he is amazing! He is always making sure everything in a routine is perfect from our fingertips to our pointed toes. He is always cheering us, He isn't afraid to dedicate his free time to his team. He is always doing what is best for our team. His number one goal is to make sure we succeed.
14 Votes

Cheer Starz All-Starz

2018

Westfield, NY

Jeri Summerville goes above and beyond for her athletes! She is always putting their interests first no matter what, always taking their needs to heart!! Inspiring them to always aim for the Stars and to try their best!! Making all of the athletes in the gym feel like a family and that together they can achieve greatness with their hard work, determination, team work and desire!!
37400 Votes

Clay County Middle Cheer

February, 2019

Manchester, KY

My cheer coach, Cameron Gregory, is very great and I really think he deserves to be awarded. He does so much for my cheer team and he even got us 8, 1st place titles last year. One being the national Cheerleading competition award at Nationals. We also won 2nd place in worlds and that was all because of him. That's why I really think that he deserves to be titled the 2019 National best coach award!
4506 Votes

Delaware Cheer Eclipse

2019

Wilmington, Delaware

Karen Russum has been coaching my daughter for the past 4 yrs. My daughter has progressed tremendously learning a new technique every year. She is an excellent coach and friend. She is the owner of Delaware Cheer Eclipse and the team is a family. She embraces everyone is there to help anyone. She offers time outside of regular practice to assist the athletes with their goals. Karen is a great coach and has a heart of gold.
181 Votes

Dunnellon youth athletics

10/6/2019

Dunnellon, Florida

Denean Evans is an inspiration to many young ladies. Not only is she a national championship coach, she also is a registered nurse and a Pop Warner Varsity cheer coach. She goes out of her way and lets her girls know they CAN, they WILL succeed when they put their minds into it and effort.
4 Votes

Empire Athletics Cheerleading

10/20/19

Kingston, NY

Amanda Rogers (far right) is the most dedicated coach I know. She gives her all to coaching the girls. My daughter has been with her for 2 years and loves being in class with her and even does private lessons with her and other students to help them be the best they can be. Amanda is very compassionate about what she does and it shows. ----- Amanda has exhibited so much compassion and dedication to her athletes. From shuttling multiple kids to competitions, providing scholarships to kids who wouldn't have competed otherwise, and giving her all for her kids. She continues to do so to this day. She lives 45 minutes one way from her current gym and goes there twice a week to work with her athletes. She's provided private lessons to my child to help her advance her skills. Her love for cheer and positive attitude transcends into her kids! Thankful for her.
6379 Votes

Extreme Cheer and Tumble

5/4/19

Florence, SC

Coach Annabelle Smith (white shirt) is truly one of a kind!! She celebrates your accomplishments and finds a way to lift you up when you a feeling down. Our gym would not he the same if it wasn't for her. She always has a smile on her face that lights up a room. We love coach Annabelle Smith. Annabelle also is always saving some animal so not only does she have a heart of gold for her cheerleaders but she loves the four legged babies too.
97 Votes

Fierce Cheer Elite

9/11/19

Santa Rosa, CA

Qui Crump has been my coach since freshman year of high school, and I am a junior now. When I lost 2 of my brothers lives, and everyone else was to busy doing their own thing, Qui was there with me though every step. When I ended up in the hospital when I got hurt, Qui was the first person there. When I needed someone to talk to, Qui was always there. I call Qui. It just my coach, but she is a Mom to me. And I tell her I love her and that if she ever needs anything, I am here for her. To end this I just want to say. Thank you Qui so much for having my back when no one else did. Thank you for knowing that through the hardest part of my life I needed someone. Thank you Coach Qui and Mom Qui for always being there for me and always will be here for me. Thank you for being in my life. Thank you for allowing me to reach my best. Thank you for allowing me to be me. Thank you for for having all my respect and luv for you. Thank you for being my coach. Now that this is my second to last year of cheer. Let's end these last two years off RIGHT. Thank you coach/mom Qui, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.
3 Votes

Florence Jr/Sr High School

2019

Florence, CO

This is Jessica Williams' second year being a head coach at my school and she has turned our team around, she makes sure that our technique is perfect and that we are always being safe. Even through all the struggles and challenges she has managed to push through them. She always encourages us to push ourselves and she just has so much faith in all of us on the team.
1100 Votes

GRB high school cheerleading

9/7/19

Fulton, NY

Coach Jen Pitcher is an amazing coach and person. She is not only our biggest fan on the mat, but also off. She's gone above & beyond what most coaches would do for their team, she's opened up her house when we needed most, and been a friend. We couldn't do it without her.
1 Vote

Heart of Texas Cheer and Dance

06-06-2019

Waco, TX

Nona Bott has been such an amazing coach. She not only teaches cheer, but builds confidence in children with learning and other disabilities. She is passionate about teaching children core fundamentals and tumbling. She has made this team feel like they can accomplish anything.
1 Vote

Hernando’ Youth League

10/5/19

Brooksville, FL

Paulina Decker loves to teach young girls about cheer and inspires team to work as a team
0 Votes

In10sity Cheer Allstars

5/2018

Toledo, Ohio

Carina Urbieta-Ornelas is the best coach my daughter has had. She not only cares about her gym, she treats all her kids like they are her own. She's an amazing coach, and anyone would be lucky to have her.
640 Votes

Infinite Athletics 628 Delano Dr Oakdale California 95361

February 2018

Oakdale California

This picture is over a year old, but Wendy Miles is still her coach. From Mini Teal, Mini Royalty to this year Youth Couture. Wendy has been cheering and dancing since she was nine. She loves coaching the little ones and preparing them for the future of cheer and dance. The Gym she works for is amazing and helping her grow further as a coach and helping young athletes prepare for their futures.
1 Vote

Juniata valley jr/SR high cheer coach

October 12,2019

Alexandria, PA

I'm nominating Shannon Gallagher-Wingert because she is a great hard working coach I couldn't be prouder.
0 Votes

Lancaster cheer Athletics

11/17/19

Lancaster, OH

My daughters have been with Angie Wood a long time. She is a very hard working and loving coach. She goes above and beyond for her girls. She gives up so much time with her family for all of ours at our gym. My daughters wouldn't be half the cheerleaders they are now if it was for all the time she puts in them. ----- Angela Wood dedicates her time to all the girls in our city helps parents find financial needs.
45 Votes

Laramie High School

8/30/2019

Laramie Wy

These two wonderful coaches, have coached some of us, all through high school, and pushed us to do our very best since day one. Danielle Cole is the head cheer coach at the University of Wyoming, and Jillian Martin is a mom of 5. They're both crazy busy, but never fail to cut time to make sure their cheer daughters are doing alright. They are the best adopted moms, support system, and back bones any of us could ever ask for. They both cheered all through High School, and went on to cheer for UW. Their love for the sport has never seemed to be hindered, and they spend every day building our love for it to be just as strong!
31 Votes

Levelland High School

June 24, 2019

Levelland, Texas

Kayla Rodrigues has been cheer coach for Levelland for 13 years. In that time she has taught and instilled in her cheerleaders, the importance of hard work, being a positive role model and family. She holds her squads to a higher level of standards than the school requires, and ensures they know they aren't just an athlete but ambassadors of our school and our community. She fights for the kids, and treats them as if they were here own. No matter how a cheerleader starts the year, they end it a better person all around.
55 Votes

Magic Valley Elite Allstars

October 1st

Twin Falls Idaho

Sara Weber is the best cheer coach that I know
0 Votes

Matawan Youth Cheer Program

11/21/2018

Trenton NJ

I nominate Tionna Givens as coach of the year because of her drive eagerness to learn new things while volunteering her time 5 days a week being a full time school teacher and her perseverance she gives to the Matawan Youth Program is nothing to compare. Her passion for cheer exceeds the highest expectations. Tionna truly deserves this she has been a coach for over 10 years and continues to make great strides. ---------- Tionna is the perfect example of and extraordinary example of the ideal coach. She is very passionate about cheer she spends her days and night coming up with the best ideas for her cheerleaders to exceed expectations. Tionna dedicates her blood sweat and tears to the Matawan Youth Cheer Program for over 10 years.
1 Vote

Midland University

02/11/2018

Fremont, NE

Kevin Ellstrand is one of the most amazing and hard working coach I've ever known. He would do anything for his team. He is the true embodiment of what I means to be a great coach.
0 Votes

Moline Highschool Cheerleading

10/1/19

Moline, IL

My cheer coach, Shannon Finneran, is very awesome and selfless person inside and out. She really loves her team with a passion and it shows. From cheer camp all the way to the sidelines she carries this contagious energy that just forces you to smile, even on your bad days. She doesn't expect us to hit every single new stunt right away, but she does expect to try. I remember when I first went into freshman cheer I had a very hard time during the summer. Conditioning was tough and she helped me through it. I remember her running with me and doing push ups with me every step of the way and I'm grateful for that. I love how she always ingrains in us that cheerleaders are role models for the community and raise ultimate school spirit. That's why we get involved in the hunger drive and other community deeds along with locker signs. Her coaching methods have taught me life long lessons and i am a very great cheerleader thanks to her!
217 Votes

NEP

8-12-18

Pensacola, Florida

I am choosing Shannon Wilson because she lead our team to 1st place and has always been there and pushed us to be our best and never gave up
0 Votes

Oxnard Panthers Youth Football and Cheer

May 10, 2019

Oxnard, CA

Coach Sonia Lopez has two teams to coach and through it all she still has a smile on her face.
105 Votes

Pacific Coast Magic

6/2/19

Murrieta, CA

Kellie Elliot is the most amazing coach in the world
0 Votes

Ponaganset High School Cheer

2/13/19

North Scituate, RI

Coach Meg White was a new coach for us starting last year, our program was so small and had uniforms that we were not even allowed to wear to school. Within a few months, she started our first ever competition team at our school, and pushed for us to receive respectful uniforms which we can wear to school on game days and competition days. We all appreciate coach Meg so much, and she has taught us so much as cheerleaders and athletes, but mostly taught us how to be good people. She taught so many girls to respect others and themselves, and gaining her as our coach also gained our whole team a new reputation.
789 Votes

Pueblo West High School

13 September 2019

Pueblo, Colorado

Cassy Chavez is more than just a coach; she is one of the greatest humans out there. She is always so full of positivity and never gives up even if reaching the finish line seems so far. Cassy never fails to welcome anyone on her team into her family. She is one of the kindest hearts and purest souls out there. Without her, many girls and guys wouldn't have gotten so many opportunities without her. She teaches all of her athletes to always hold their heads high. She even does so herself by whenever anyone comes to her with negativity she only comes back with kindness. Cassy is truly one who is deserving of only the best.
116 Votes

Rancho Cordova Jr Lancers Cheerleading

10/6/2019

Rancho Cordova, CA

Coach Selena Gonzales has spent the last 3 seasons sharing her love and passion for cheer with the youth of the community of Rancho Cordova California. She is the heart and soul of the program. Coach Selena has almost single handedly turned our cheer program around into a positive force in the community. This season all three of our cheer squads have qualified for the Sacramento Youth Football Cheerleading championships. Everyone is so excited and several of the girls have benefited by her leadership and example. She is all about teaching them to be the best version of themselves each day. We love Coach.
128 Votes

Rochester Reckless champion Force

July 14,2019

Rochester, Indiana

Best coach ever. Alison Handy cares about these kids like they were her own. Couldn't ask for a better coach.
286 Votes

Rocky Mountain College Athletics

2019

Billings, Montana

Latisha Demaris just graduated from Montana State University Bozeman where she cheered at the D1 level for four years. Before graduating she was offered the head coaching job at RMC for cheerleading. She goes above and beyond for her athletes academically, financially, and physically. She knows exactly what she's talking about and even gets in to demonstrate certain skills or figure out what's not going right with a stunt. In her short time, she has improved the program by leaps and bounds. Through college she also coached for MT high schools surrounding Bozeman. She also has been on the coaching staff for the MT East/West Shriners Cheer Team since she cheered in it her senior year of high school. She cheered four years in high school and started on a stunt team in middle school. She is irreplaceable!!!
1 Vote

SJC All Stars

8/2018

Hanover, Pennsylvania

Coach Ambre Noel is the head coach and sole proprietor of SJC All Stars in Hanover Pennsylvania. Her not for profit cheerleading organization offers low cost elite competitive cheerleading, with scholarship opportunities. Coach Ambre also organizes community awareness events to teach her cheerleaders that giving back creates as much community spirit and love as hitting the mats hard. No matter how hard times get, coach Ambre always provides top notch instruction based in best practice, developmentally appropriate and individualized for each athlete, and a focus on character building and being a dedicated community member.
2 Votes

Shoreline School District

06/30/19

Shoreline, WA

Marissa Bower is an absolutely incredible coach. She is so kind and caring. She cares for each one of her team members with such a rare genuine manner. Her number one priority is the safety and well being of her team members and she strives to make cheer a positive environment for all. She gives amazing corrections and always knows how to make the team laugh or smile. She's an all around fantastic coach.
1235 Votes

Summerville Recreational Cheer Club

Oct. 5, 2019

Summerville SC

Coach Heather Weaver is a fantastic coach!! She has a great support system, pictured here with her, and they are an all-in family!! She gives 110% to her team day in and day out, going above the role of just being coach. She teaches her girls all the best cheers, how to be a positive teammate and how to have fun!! She is patient, kind and uplifting! ----------- Heather literally spends day-in and day-out searching & planning for her girls. Her focus is each & every girl on her team individually & collectively. She will leave a forever impression with the all. ----------- Heather Weaver has devoted her blood, sweat, and tears into not only teaching the basic physical fundamentals of cheerleading but also teaching core values about what being a cheerleader truly represents; integrity, respect, honesty, self-love, and acceptance. She has not only freely donated her time, love, and commitment but has also led by example being the best role model possible! She loves these girls as if they were all her own and has shown that through her readiness to take on any task without the least bit of hesitation. To us in the SRCC 8U program she is more than a coach she is our HERO!
33 Votes

Tuscola Community High School

9/27/19

Tuscola, Illinois

Sam Baird always makes sure we look our best!! She is caring and loving. All of us cheerleaders feel that we can talk to her about everything. She is more than a cheer coach. She is a wife, mom, role model etc. She is so humble. Sam spends more time with us than her own family. This would be a great way for us to give back to her for all she does for us.
0 Votes

Twin Spruce Junior High

January 17, 2019

Gillette, Wyoming

Coach Misty Pikula is a very nice coach. She motivates the team to do well, but at the same time, is strict and helps us get the job done to cheer our team to victory.
423 Votes

Twist and shout all stars

March 3,2019

Tulsa, OK

Nikki James is the greatest coach I've ever been coached by I'm so honored to be coached by someone with so much passion and heart about the sport of cheerleading, and she strives to make us the best athletes inside and outside the gym!
0 Votes

Valley Flight All Stars

2018/19

Utica, NY

Adrianna Zombek is such a wonderful cheer coach. She coaches 3 different cheer teams. She pushes her athletes to improvement and to the best they can be. Even though she can be tough, Adrianna knows what is needed to excel and has fun as well. She loves all her athletes. -------- Adrianna Zombek has been coaching cheer for 3 years. She is very knowledgeable and passionate of the sport. She respects her athletes and they respect her.
346 Votes

Wayland cohocton highschool

March 22

Wayland, NY

Coach Brook Wagner has always been there to push us to do better but also listens to us whenever we have problems. Coach Brook is understanding, kind, determined, hard working, and inspiring.
0 Votes

Wilmington bobcats

October 6,2019

Wilmington, Illinois

This girl right here. Samantha Osipavicius has been a coach for Bobcats. She is an amazing coach. She has coached for superlights for 2 years and lightweights for 3 years. She has won 4 years in a row 1st place at competitions for the girls. She works really hard. We just went Oct 6 and they placed 1st. She loves what she does. Next year will be JVs coach for Bobcats.
0 Votes

Zachary cheer Academy

June 18,2019

Zachary La

Brandon Whitley is an amazing person with a huge heart, and I love him so much and he deserves this and so much more!!
0 Votes

jc heat cheer

12/25/17

Indianapolis, Indiana

Kayla Meyer is such a great and loving cheer coach. She pushes every one of her athletes to the best they can be and trains them to improve. Even though she can be tough on us she knows what we need and how much we need it, and we still have the sister-to-sister bond. I may not be in the team anymore, but I have had 7 different cheer coaches and Kayla is by far my favorite one.
1 Vote

rogue athletics bay area

6-13-19

Sunnyvale Ca

Coach Nikia Alayoubi shows amazing support and dedication to her athletes!
0 Votes

spirit athletics

02/10/19

Florence, KY

James Naugle is incredible and his athletes truly love him! ESPN center in Orlando, Flordia
0 Votes

Want to honor a cheerleading coach for his/her outstanding achievements, unique style, humanitarian efforts, etc.? Then nominate for him/her for the 2019 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

(The nomination period has ended.)

To nominate a coach for this award, visit the contest page or email the following information to brett@greatmats.com before Nov. 1, 2019. 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 at https://www.greatmats.com/2019-greatmats-national-cheer-coach-of-the-year.php from Nov. 14 through Dec. 1, 2019. 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/Community Impact
    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. 13, 2019 National Cheerleading Coach of the Year Certificate

More than 19,200 votes were cast in the first three years of the contest, which is part of the 5th 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/2019-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 criteria listed above.

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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

2018 National Cheer Coach of the Year Kaylee Cottrell