Coach of the Year


We all know that taking on the job of a cheerleading coach involves long hours, physical demands, and a commitment to the young people involved, and it can be a thankless job! The OCCA Coach of the Year Award (COY) is designed to recognize and honor a cheerleading coach for their excellence in leadership, motivation, and inspiration. The OCCA is honored to have so many talented and hard-working coaches in our association. All COY nominees must be members of the OCCA.

Coach of the Year Nomination Form

1991
​Kara Alexander, Tigard HS

1992
Chris Luehring, Pleasant Hill HS

1993
Cheryl Priest, Aloha HS

1994
Janet Fryback, Springfield HS

1995
Tracy Shields, Tualatin HS

1996
Maureen Davis, Redmond HS

1997
Cathey Grimes, South Eugene HS

1998
Diane Deatherage, Sam Barlow HS

1999
Susie Rue, Santiam HS

2000
Julie Andrus, Thurston HS

2000
Lisa Peterson, Lakeridge HS

2001
Suzi Stavas, Crescent Valley HS

2002
Denise Cloud, Santiam Christian HS

2002
Twila Smith, Hillsboro HS

2003
Leslie & Kristi Maley, The Dalles Wahtonka HS

2004
Melissa Hoekert, Westview HS

2005
Christine Cooper, Lakeridge HS

2005
Amber Bezates, Oregon State University

2006
Sarah Brock, Jesuit HS

2007
Crystal Kimball, Sweet Home HS

​2007
Kristin Kinnie, Clackamas HS

2008
Amber Cowgill, David Douglas HS

2009
Tara Mahoney, Thunder Elite

2010
Tracy Brandt, McMinnville HS

2011
Tracy Shields, Tualatin HS

2012
James Underwood, Thurston HS

2013
Lisa Berg, Newberg HS

2014
Brittnie Johnson, Aloha HS

2015
Brian Cao, StyleShock Cheer & Dance

​2016
Maria Castillo, Aloha Youth Cheer

​2017
​Paulette & Aubrey Rico, Henley HS

​2018
​Robin Erickson, Thurston HS

​2019
Amber Cowgill, David Douglas HS