Stefanie Miller is wife to Paskell Miller and mother to 4 amazing young adults; Charles 19, Mackenzie 18, Paige 17 and Joe 16. During the day, she is a building substitute teacher at Paw Paw High School and advisor of the Culture and Ethnic Appreciation Council (CEAC).
Her love of coaching started at the very young age of 13, as she began coaching her little sister’s cheer team. This was just the beginning of what was to come. Stefanie began coaching Competitive Cheer in 2000 at Battle Creek Central High School where she developed/started the program from the ground up and coached them to their 1st Conference Championship in the Winter of 2009. In the Fall of 2009, she began coaching at Paw Paw High School where she led her team to 8 Conference Championships, 6 District Championships, 2 Regional Championships, and qualified for State Finals10 times.
The most memorable of those state finals appearances is with their most recent finish as Division 3 Runner up in 2021, where she was able to share this accomplishment with her two daughters. Stefanie’s team has been Academic All State honorable mention for the last 13 years. She has also been named Wolverine Conference Coach of the Year (COY), D3-District COY, D3-All Region COY, and D3-All State COY over the last several years. Stefanie has been a member of CCCAM for 20+ years and has served on the board in a few different positions and has been a speaker at CCCAM Summit. Stefanie’s favorite part about Competitive Cheer is watching her athletes blossom into strong independent young women.
2021: Stefanie Miller, Paw Paw
2020: Jessica Trefry, Michigan Center
2019: Christina Swansey, Grand Blanc
2018: Brianna Verdoodt, Utica Stevenson
2017: Tricia Williams, Roch. Stoney Creek
2016: Susan Wood, Rochester
2013: Jamie Slot, Brandon
2012: Kelli Matthes, Richmond
2011: Nancy De Avila, Lake Orion
2010: Kristie LaFleur, Mt. Pleasant
2009: Jenna Ruddell, Stevensville Lakeshore
2008: Julie Goodwin, Allen Park
2007: Randy Orr, Bloomingdale
2006: Soni Latz, Ovid-Elsie
2005: Heather Prentice, Portage Northern
2004: Peggy Lintenmuth, Holland Christian
2003: Deb Gaines, Breckenridge
2002: Kathy Felty, Comstock Park
2001: Liz Kazik, Grosse Ile
2000: Stacy Smith, Plainwell
1999: Julie Smith-Boyd, Grandville
1998: Jann Stahr, Flat Rock
1997: Sherry Fedewa, Pewamo-Wesphalia
1996: Pat Christiansen, Gibraltar Carlson
1995: Susan McVeigh, Rochester
My name is Sara Kempton and I am the assistant coach for the varsity team at Plymouth high school. I started at Plymouth in 2015 and fell in love with this program. Since 2015 the program has earned 4 league titles, 2 conference titles, 3 district championships, 6 regional appearances, 2x Regional runner up, 2x state qualifier and 1x State Runner Up. I am so proud to be part of building this program that been very successful the last couple of years. Coaching beside head coach Samantha Kerr has been an honor and I am proud to call her one of my best friends and I am thankful for all she has taught me and what we have accomplished together. Outside of cheerleading I am a radiation therapist in the radiation oncology department for Spectrum-Health Lakeland.
2021: Sara Kempton, Plymouth