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2020 Greatmats National Cheer Coach of the Year

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Alpena High School

Champion Force Athletics

Clay rebels athletics

Costa Mesa high school

Fleetwood Area High School

Kettle Run High School

Manteno high school

Sachem Sports Club. Suffolk County,NY

Sedan High School

Tavares Youth Football League

Xplosion all stars

champion force athletics

claremore high school

quad city storm elite

Alpena High School

Feb. 8th, 2020

Alpena Michigan

Coach Angel Howard has helped me a lot in my first 2 years of being a Cheerleader. She is like a second mom to all of us girls. I could go to Coach Howard for literally anything weather it's troubles with a cheer to issues with a boy. If there was anyway I could give back to her for all she's done for my team and teams before us it would be this. ------- Coach Angel Howard has ALWAYS gone above and beyond for her team. She truly made the team a family and absolutely never put her needs before any of her athletes. She loves her team as if they were her own children, so much so that everyone on the team knows they can call her day or night with whatever issue and she will always be there. She has spent not only countless hours of her own time but also much of her own money to go into the team for things like gloves for games so our hands stay warm. Angel Howard truly goes above and beyond for her job and it shows in everything she does.

Champion Force Athletics

February 29, 2020

Muncie, Indiana

Abriel Fisher coaches 4 teams, and every girl that has been through the program during her time with us has done nothing but love her. Us parents can see that she obviously loves our girls with her whole heart and would do anything for them. We all think that she deserves more recognition for what she does for our girls (and us). She truly goes above and beyond in everything she does.

Clay rebels athletics

2019

Orlando florida

Coach Niki Warner has built Clay Rebels from the ground up. Started with nothing and took us to national champions on our first year as an association. All while working a full time job, and raising 5 daughters on her own. This woman is amazing. I have never met anyone like her in my life, and honestly believe I never will again.

Costa Mesa high school

Jan 2020

Ca

I'm nominating my coach for this because not only are we 7-time national champions, 12-time state champions and 2-time CIF champions, but Kori Johnson always puts her team first! She puts the program ahead of herself and does what's best for our team as a whole, she models integrity and morals she teaches us about teamwork and how it is all of us that makes our program a success, she never takes the credit for our success but will take the blame for our failures. She lifts us up and makes us feel important as individuals but also important as a team. She shows us what doing the right thing looks like. Even when it's the hard thing. She leads us by never giving up on us!

Fleetwood Area High School

10/10/20

Fleetwood Stadium/ Ray Bus Field

Coach Rachel Shigo is so amazing, she really deserves this. She is the coach on the left

Kettle Run High School

Nov. 10 2019

Nokesville, Virginia

Miss Tapscott has been helping the KRHS Cheerleading team from day one. From supporting the cheerleaders and by engaging with the school community she has been a phenomenal asset to the Kettle Run team.

Manteno high school

January 15 2020

Manteno high school

Jamie Hope does so everything for our cheerleading team. She pushes us to be the best team out there. She loves her job and being able to see us during the pandemic. She helps us with our jumps and makes sure our moves are tighter

Sachem Sports Club. Suffolk County,NY

Fall 2020

Farmingville,Suffolk County, NY

Phyllis Hill is a coach for the 9 year old Youth Recreation competition team in the Sachem Sports Club. And the Seneca Middle School Coach in the Sachem School district. She is also the Cheer Coordinator and Vice President to the program that services over 350 youth cheerleaders and 600 flag -tackle football players and 300 boys and girls lacrosse teams ages 5 to 14 in the Sachem community, Suffolk County, NY. Through the pandemic she continues to encourage volunteer participation of adult and community leaders to offer programs to our youth. She is instrumental in assuring SSC can offer safe programs for our youth and volunteers. Our community is a better place due to her leadership and faith that our children and citizens need community events and goals to reach to assure the physical, mental and emotional well being of our society.

Sedan High School

September 20, 2020

Sedan, KS

Coach Jennifer Wood deserves this award because she has taken her girls from just a couple girls trying to make it through high school to a squad looking to catch others eyes. She's made these girls believe in themselves again.

Tavares Youth Football League

09/12/2020

Woodlea Sports Complex

Coach Kia Dupree has been in the organization for three years now. She has helped the organization grow with the love and passion for these girls. Coach Kia has become a mentor and a second mom to these girls. She prays with them and even cry with them. Most of all she believes in them when no one else would. Coach Kia has given these girls hope that one day they can become something better in life and never gives up on them.

Xplosion all stars

July 23

2485 falconer Frewsburg rd Jamestown ny

The reason behind me nominating my coach Samantha Robinson is because she is an amazing coach and does so much for every athlete and her gym deserves the best

champion force athletics

1/25/20

Norwalk,Ohio

Amie Smarr has always pushed us to be our best and has always shown good sportsmanship. She has reminded us if we ever need someone to go to she's there for us. She cares for every one of her cheerleaders of all divisions.I think every girl on every division would say they've learned something new about cheer at every cheer practice. She has taught us everything from tumbling skills to stunt sequences all so all of her cheerleaders can be the best version of themselves. She truly is the best coach and i think so many other cheerleaders would agree!

claremore high school

2018

claremore ok

Coach Jordan Jerrett is an amazing coach only 3 years in and has three time 5a state runner up awards. She encourages her athletes and pushes them to do their best.

quad city storm elite

september 5, 2019

Elicia Morigeau has been a role model for me for such a large part of my life. She deserves this because she puts in limitless hours into perfecting the routine every year. She has sacrificed so much for Storm, just so they could feel confident and have a killer routine on the mat. I graduated from the team in 2019 but I still visit the team because Storm is a family and it always will be. My little sister has started at Storm, she loves it just as much as I did. Outside of the team and all of the late night practices, Elicia was like family to me and we had a very close bond. She's helped me through so many things in life and she does that to everyone she encounters. She has such a kind soul and anyone that meets her will say the same. ------------ Elicia is an amazing coach with a big heart. She does so much for our athletes and we are so glad she is ours. ----------- She is the most amazing coach in the entire world. She has been there for me throughout my entire high school journey and has helped me so much to both gain so many cheer skills and to grow as a person. She truly is the best coach anyone could ask for. ----------- She always is there for us inside of cheer and outside of cheer, no matter the time or what's going on she's there for us. She really puts her whole heart into the organization from the hours and hours it takes coaching 4 teams, taking time from her weekends and days off to help move into a building and make it our own, the hours she spends at home making the routine and thinking about what she can add to give us the best chance to win. We are like a family and without her we wouldn't have a mom in this family she truly opens her heart to all of us and makes sure we feel loved just like her own kids. She makes sure we do community work such as helping with fairs and doing shop with a cop during Christmas time. She is changing the way our small town thinks of cheerleaders and cheer teams.
Want to honor a cheerleading coach for his/her outstanding achievements, unique style, humanitarian efforts, etc.? Then nominate for him/her for the Annual 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 the contest page or email the following information to brett@greatmats.com before Oct. 26, 2020. Nominators will not be identified.

  1. Coaches 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 Nov. 2-16, 2020. The two cheerleading coaches with the most votes will be named grand prize finalists.
  2. Greatmats will interview the two finalists to determine the winner

Voting Instructions:

Visit the contest page during the voting period to vote for the 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.

Prizes

Grand Prize:
  1. $250 in Greatmats Products for the School
  2. National Dance Instructor of the Year Certificate
  1. Runner Up: $150 in Greatmats Products
  2. Third Prize: $100 in Greatmats Products
  3. 4th-10th Places: $50 Greatmats Coupon toward purchases of $200 or more

Greatmats National Cheer Coach of The Year History

Nearly 119,000 votes were cast in the first four years of the contest, which is part of the 6th 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.

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