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Meet Our Cheer Coaches

We are please to present our cheerleading coaches whom were elected for the 2020 season. This group of coaches bring a diverse set of skills and techniques that when coupled with the teamwork and direction provided by our experienced leadership team, only the sky is the limit!

Tarah Humberger

Head Coach

Tiny Mite Cheer

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Coach Tarah started cheerleading for the Knights as a young lady and after graduating high school she decided to return as coach. Her family are well known in the community and have been active members of our organization for years. Her and her husband along with their 4 year old daughter love all things Disney. Coach Tarah is eager to meet her cheerleaders and is looking forward to a fun 2020 season.

Coaching philosophy
- A great coach will impact more young people in a season than the average person does in a lifetime so let’s make it count.

2020 goals - This season the girls will learn many techniques in stunting and tumbling as well as prepare for a competition routine. I believe the Tiny Mite level is a great starting point to condition and prepare the cheerleaders to advance on to higher levels. Cheerleading will help instill two great qualities and that is Dedication and Discipline. Your child will also start to form friendships with their team that could last for years and cheerleading is often an avenue for a child to come out of their shell. All I ask from my team is to have fun and come to practice with a smile on their face ready to learn.

Coaching Staff: TBD
 

Heather Gray

Head Coach

Mighty Mite Cheer

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Coach Heather is a stay at home mom by day but has a long background in the medical field. She learned the fundamentals of cheer in Pop Warner before going on to cheer at North Ft. Myers High School.

Coaching philosophy
- A team working together can make the practice make perfection.

2020 goals - Teach the cheerleaders the fundamentals of the sport while making sure they have fun while learning.

Coaching Staff: Cassandra Elg, Jaime Brooks, Jesse Brooks
 

Kari Hardwick

Head Coach

Jr. Pee Wee Cheer

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Coach Kari has been a part of the Knights family for years as a coach, parent, and board member. Together she and her husband Chuck share 5 children and 5 grandchildren. She learned to cheer as a child in a nearby Pop Warner organization and eventually progressed through their entire program. Once Coach Kari's daughter was old enough to cheer she got involved, became a Knight and started coaching.

Coaching philosophy
- Being at every practice and on time, ready to learn and work hard is what sets the pace for a fabulous season. Being a good teammate means encouraging everyone to be their best.

2020 goals - To teach young athletes the fundamentals of cheerleading while also ensuring that each child has fun and grows to love the sport as much as we do. While winning trophies is a bonus, we focus on teaching proper cheer technique and life skills as well as passing on our passion for the sport we love

Coaching Staff: Nessa Dilg, Hailey Hardwick, Julian Slaybaugh, and Chuck Hardwick.


Jessica Lucas

Head Coach

Jr. Varsity Cheer

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Coach Jessica has been a part of the Knights family since 2007 as a coach, parent, and team mom. She is mom to FIVE amazing children who also love the red and white. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family and doing arts and crafts. She loves DIY projects and she runs 2 home based businesses. Coach Jessica is excited to meet all of her cheerleaders and to see what adventures this season holds. 


Coaching philosophy
- I am the team and the team is me. This goes for our whole team. We are a reflection of each other and there is no team without one another.


2020 goals -This season we are not working to only bring home some gold medals but also for these kids to have an experience and memories they will not forget.

Coaching Staff: Ambyr Alvarez, Taylor Lucas, Ashlyn Retheford

Brandy Newmans

Head Coach

Varsity Cheer

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Coach Brandy has been a part of the Knights family since she was 7 years old when she started her journey in cheer. She learned and advanced through every level here at NFMJFA and eventually on to high school, then all stars. She is a mother to 2 daughters who have also been involved in our program since age 5. When not coaching Coach Brandy enjoys spending time with Andrew her fiance and entertaining friends. 


Coaching philosophy
- Do it with passion or not at all.


2020 goals - Coming back from a devastating outcome at Nationals, we have learned a lot going Level 3 this season and look forward to continuing our education this year at the coach's clinic. We look forward to working with past and new cheerleaders to our organization.

Coaching Staff: Kirsten Williams, Dana Malone, Jamie Petty
 

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