Beth Lockhart - Notre Dame Prep
Beth Lockhart just completed her 23rd year coaching competitive cheer. Previously she spent 13 years at Troy High School as the Head Coach and is currently the Head Coach at Notre Dame Prepl. She was named District Coach of the Year in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and Regional Coach of the year in 2009, 2014, 2015 and 2019. Beth was named state coach of the year in 2018. In 2014, Beth was honored by the Competitive Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan as the overall Coach of the Year and the National State Coach of the Year for spirit by the National Federation of High School Coaches. Beth has been a member of the CCCAM board for nine years serving as the Summit Co-Chair for two, 6 years as the Membership Director and currently the Vice President. Beth was inducted into the Competitive Cheer Hall of Fame in 2018. Her team was 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 District Champions, Region Champions 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2021. State Champions in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Outside of coaching Beth is the Director of Alumni Relations at Notre Dame Prep and a mother of 4.
Tricia Williams - Stoney Creek
I am currently in my 20th year coaching at Stoney Creek and 27th year coaching overall. I have coached in every area of the state and all age levels (youth - college) and have served as a competitive cheer official for many years which allows me to have a perspective from many different experiences. I have served on the CCCAM Board in various positions over the years including, President, Past President, Vice-President, Scholarship Director, Scholarship Invitational Director, Mentor Director, and I currently serve as the Coaches' Education Director. I am passionate about CCCAM helping coaches and have created many initiatives and tools while serving on the board. Some of those initiatives are the the video glossary, the CCCAM Board cheer chats, and the current competition website and score website. I have proposed coaches education clinics and will continue to work to continue to make coaches education a driving force in CCCAM as our mission states and to create informative and accessible coaches education opportunities to help our sport grow and our coaches feel supported.
Brittany Gunderson - Gaylord
Hello CCCAM fam! I am the Varsity Sideline & Competitive Cheer Coach, Brittany Gunderson. I am in my 5th year of rebuild since myself and fellow coaches took over the Blue Devil Cheer
program. We now run the youth, middle school and high school levels in our community.
Our program prides itself on successfully creating a culture of positive mindset. Our mission is to mold female athletes into strong, fierce leaders in our schools & community and to teach them to be accountable by having integrity, tenacity and grit.
I served on the CCCAM working board for 2021 as the Academic All State Director. I have been a CCCAM member since 2017 and I enjoy being part of a community of like minded coaches who are all striving for the same common goal- to empower strong student athletes!
Growing up playing sports in Northern Michigan always had its challenges when compared to more southern areas and now as a coach, I feel I can be a voice and be active with CCCAM to remain knowledgeable and an advocate for my program and our region.
Outside of coaching cheer I am a nurse, health coach, and my favorite… a wife and mother of four!
Sally Daling - Grandville
I have coached cheer for 20+ years on many levels, including middle school, high school, all star, and as a choreographer. I am a former board member for MCCA, former MHSAA Official, and
owned and operated Victory Cheerleading for 20 years.
I am excited for the opportunity to use my experience and knowledge to help CCCAM in any way, and to continue CCCAM's mission to educate coaches and promote the sport of cheer in Michigan.
Carly Sienkiewicz- Forest Hills Northern
I am in my 7th year coaching and 5th as Head Coach at Forest Hills Northern in Grand Rapids. During my time with FHN I’ve been fortunate enough to coach our team to two Regional Qualifications and a 2020 Conference Championship. I have served on the CCCAM Working Board for the past 3 years as the All-State Director and Summit Co-Chair. It has been an honor to be a part of the Board and contribute to the decisions that drive change in our sport. I am running for Region 1 Representative so that I can bring the perspective and concerns of our region to the Boards attention and to continue to drive positive change in competitive cheer. I am passionate about connecting with coaches and creating relationships throughout the area. I would love to represent the West Side (best side!)
Laura Dodd - Marysville
This is my fifteenth year as head coach at Marysville. It's my twentieth year coaching overall. In the late 90's and early 2000's I spent five years on the MCCA Executive Board as At-Large Rep, Recording Secretary, and then as Trustee. I was also Fall Clinic Director. I was a camp director for Cheer! Michigan for ten years and have hosted my own invitationals. I have lots of experience organizing cheer events and programs. I am semi-retired other than coaching again at Marysville so I do have a bit of time on my hands to help where I can.
Morgan Martinez - Fenton
My name is Morgan Martinez, I have been coaching in Fenton and a member of CCCAM for the last 7 years. During that time, I have coached at all levels (Middle School, JV, and Varsity). When I’m not coaching, I am the HR Manager for a defense manufacturing company in Lapeer. After being a member for so long, I would love the opportunity to give back to the organization that has helped me become to the Coach I am today.
Jessica Kanaan - Marist Academy
I am 30 years old, married and just had my first baby this past April. I have been involved with cheerleading since I was 10 years old. I recently just graduated with a Master's degree in Business and Health Administration. This is my 4th year coaching. I have 2 years experience at the JV level and 2 years at the middle school level. I have been an assistant to varsity all 4 years. I am very dedicated and always wanting to improve where I can. I am eager to get involved with CCCAM and willing to help in anyway I am able to.
Nicole Lasak- Munising
I am a 15 year former coach at Munising Middle/ High School, coaching multiple levels of both sideline and competitive cheer. My program won three district titles and had been state finalists three times. I was a regional coach of the year in 2020. I am an elementary school principal, wife, and mother of two.
Coach's Education Coordinator
All-State Teams Director
Academic All-State Director
Middle School Chairperson
Sunday, September 12, 2021
It is our purpose to provide education, leadership and guidance to all girl's competitive cheer coaches. Therefore, our focus is to enhance and promote the growth of girls competitive cheer as a sport in Michigan.