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.

Click HERE to nominate a worthy candidate!

1991
​Kara Alexander
Tigard High School

1992
Chris Luehring
Pleasant Hill High School

1993
Cheryl Priest
Aloha High School

1994
Janet Fryback
Springfield High School

1995
Tracy Shields
Tualatin High School

1996
Maureen Davis
Redmond High School

1997
Cathey Grimes
South Eugene High School

1998
Diane Deatherage
Sam Barlow High School

1999
Susie Rue
Santiam High School

2000
Julie Andrus
Thurston High School

2000
Lisa Peterson
Lakeridge High School

2001
Suzi Stavas
Crescent Valley High School

2002
Denise Cloud
Santiam Christian High School

2002
Twila Smith
Hillsboro High School

2003
Leslie & Kristi Maley
The Dalles Wahtonka High School

2004
Melissa Hoekert
Westview High School

2005
Christine Cooper
Lakeridge High School

2005
Amber Bezates
Oregon State University

2006
Sarah Brock
Jesuit High School

2007
Crystal Kimball
Sweet Home High School

​2007
Kristin Kinnie
Clackamas High School

2008
Amber Cowgill
David Douglas High School

2009
Tara Mahoney
Thunder Elite

2010
Tracy Brandt
McMinnville High School

2011
Tracy Shields
Tualatin High School

2012
James Underwood
Thurston High School

2013
Lisa Berg
Newberg High School

2014
Brittnie Johnson
Aloha High School

2015
Brian Cao
StyleShock Cheer & Dance

​2016
Maria Castillo
Aloha Youth Cheer

​2017
​Paulette & Aubrey Rico
Henley High School

​2018
​Robin Erickson
Thurston High School

​2019
Amber Cowgill
David Douglas High School

2020
Courtney Marstall
South Albany High School