COACH OF THE YEAR


2022 COACH OF THE YEAR

Carly Sienkiewicz - Forest Hills Northern

Carly is heading into her 8th year coaching at Forest Hills Northern and her 6th year as Head Coach. Carly joined the FHN coaching staff as the JV coach during their first year breaking off a co-op team and took over the program for the 2017-2018 year. During her time at Northern, she has helped the program to steadily improve, with the past 3 years recording their schools highest program scores, first Conference wins, and two runs in the post-season tournament.

 

This past season recorded a historic year for her team, throwing tucks in Round 2 for the first time, winning both Conference and District Championships, and qualifying for the Division 2 State Finals for the first time since 1998. Prior to coaching, Carly was a Staff Member for 4 years and then Director for 2 years at Cheer! Michigan.

Additionally, Carly has served on the CCCAM Board for the past 4 years, serving as the All-State Director, Summit Co-Chair, and currently Region 1 Representative.

 

Outside of cheerleading she is a Supply Chain Lead at Steelcase and lives in Grand Rapids with her fiancé, Alex, and their two cats, Milo and Enzo. She loves helping the sport of Competitive Cheer advance, watching teams progress over the years, and connecting with other coaches.


PAST COACH OF THE YEAR AWARDS

 

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 

2015: Penny Grinage-Guy, Shelby 

2014: Beth Campbell, Notre Dame Prep 

2013: Jamie Slot, Brandon 

2012: Kelli MatthesRichmond

2011: Nancy De AvilaLake Orion 

2010: Kristie LaFleurMt. Pleasant 
2009: Jenna RuddellStevensville Lakeshore
2008: Julie GoodwinAllen Park
2007: Randy OrrBloomingdale
2006: Soni LatzOvid-Elsie 
2005: Heather PrenticePortage 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


2022 ASST. COACH OF THE YEAR

Jenny Klein - Grandville

Jenny cheered at Grandville 7-12th grade. Julie Smith-Boyd was her high school Varsity Cheer Coach. She was a two-time Champion Cheerleading Camp Champ in high school and was a Champion Cheerleading summer camp staff member for 8 years where she went on to be a director her last year.

 

Jenny coached Grandville 7th and 8th grade teams for one year right after graduating high school then coached at the Grandville High School level, coaching the JV team for eight years and the Freshmen team simultaneously as well for five of those years.

 

Jenny had a 10-year coaching break to start a family and then got back into coaching at Grandville where she has been assistant coaching their Varsity since 2008 through the present.

 

Outside of Cheerleading, Jenny has been married to her husband Jeff for 25 years. They have two boys, Jayson 22 and Brendan 18. She works in the field of social work as a pregnancy counselor for Bethany Christian Services. 


PAST ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR AWARDS

2021: Sara Kempton, Plymouth