Massachusetts cheer coach took over her high school squad in a pinch, and she brings them the years of experience she’s gained coaching college cheerleading.
Before Nadine Holohan accepted her post coaching the Newburyport High School cheer squad in Newburyport, MA, she already had a very full schedule. Teaching nutrition at the high school fulltime and coaching the cheer team at nearby Merrimack College kept her busy six days a week. Still, when the Newburyport athletic director found his school without a cheer coach weeks before the preseason was about to start, Holohan selflessly volunteered to take on the team. Now her schedule is busier than ever, but she’s helping impart invaluable knowledge to her new group of high school cheerleaders.
A native of Newburyport, Holohan grew up cheering at nearby Triton High. Since graduating, she has spent the last 24 years working as a cheer coach at area high schools and colleges. As the head coach at Merrimack since 2011, she has gotten used to coaching at the collegiate level while maintaining her teaching post at Newburyport