WSCCA Scholastic Award Winners

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Each year the WSCCA honors coaches, programs, and athletic directors with awards nominated by their peers, athletes, and parents.  We take pride in lifting others up and recognizing their great accomplishments.  Our annual nomination process generally opens in May, with awards announced at the Pacific Northwest Coaches Conference.

This page serves as an archive for past honorees and WSCCA history.

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2020

Samantha Burnstead - 2020 - Coach of the Year

Ballard High School

I believe my coach deserves to be nominated as Coach of the Year because she always puts us first, and pours her heart and soul into everything for the betterment of the team. She would give anyone the shirt off her back if they needed it, and leads her life as an example for all of us! Please consider her for Coach of Year - she truly deserves it.

Lisa Cabalquinto - 2020 - Coach of the Year

Meeker Middle School

This coach works with each cheerleader individually and all together as a whole. She pushes every cheerleader to be there best on and off the mat. She treats every girl with equality and respect. Also, she is great at time management with the team. Without Lisa we wouldn’t have won 9 state championships within there few years in stomp, traditional and gameday. Coach Lisa is one of the beat coaches out there and deserves this award for many reasons.

She’s worked so hard the past eight years to get this program to where it is today. her work is so inspiring and she deserves to get this award in honor of her wonderful work and her last year of coaching.

Nominees:

Alejandra Ramos

Alicia Edgerly

Amanda Fuentes

Amber Torres

Angelica Watkins

Ashanti Walther

Cassie Buchholz

Christa Dakers

Chuck Chartrey

Dana Thomas

Danni Chapman

Deanna Allaway

Frennie Benigno

Jaelene McKechnie

Jennifer Gann

Jennifer Walson

Jerry Spalti

Kim Kawachi

Kyona Fryar

Madison Maxwell

Megan DuCette

Penny Rasmussen

Rebecca Matthews

Robby Sortore

Serena Kendall

Stephania Gullikson

Tammy Wyatt

Tia Kutz

Trisha Roberts

Mia Fischer - 2020 - Assistant Coach of the Year

Juanita High School

I’m nominating Mia because of her dedication to this team. Every day, she comes to practice prepared to push us to be the best versions of ourselves we can be. She wants us to succeed, and we do because of her. I’ve never seen a day where Mia wasn’t mentally at practice, a game or a competition. If we need something, she’s there. She gets straight to the point, and won’t dance around an issue if we have one. She’ll address it, figure out how to solve it, and put it into place, whether that be the wrong technique in a stunt or an un cooperating athlete. Aside this, she has such a kind soul. She makes us laugh like no one else. Mia is the best assistant coach.

Mia has been the most amazing assistant coach for my daughter for 2 years now. Mia always has a heartwarming smile, encouraging words, and loving ways to get the Juanita cheer team to make improvements. She is 100% dedicated to the girls, and I see that it is in her heart to want to see them succeed. She has been a blessing to Juanita cheer, and because of her coaching abilities, she has made the program better than ever!

Nominees:

Frennie Benigno

Lynnette Butler

Madison Hummel

Nykole Larson

Tahreana Turner

Tia Kutz

Tiffany Black

Danielle Jenkins - 2020 - Rising Star

Auburn Mountainview High School

This is Danielle's 3rd year as the JV coach at AMHS. Her patience and kind heart amazes me with these new cheerleaders that come into the program. Upon starting her coaching career with AMHS she took on JV and had them compete the past 2 years. She volunteered extra time to work with the girls and in the end they accomplished winning the JV game day division the past 2 years. This year she also brought the JV team to UCA Nationals where they placed in the top 10 in JV Game Day division after advancing to finals. The girls truly adore her and she is not only their coach but a role model, someone they can talk to and seek advice and mentor. Danielle is deserving of the rising star award because she has turned some girls into shining stars themselves and showed them how to love the sport of cheerleading as much as she does!

I am nominating this person for this award because they go above and beyond when it comes to teaching athletes and helping them improve their skills. This coach completely changed my perspective for cheer, she made me realize how much I love this sport and how passionate I am about it. She always encouraged me to do my best even when I thought I wasn’t capable of achieving a new skill. Danielle was my biggest inspiration throughout my senior year and she definitely made it unforgettable. We went to nations as a team for the first time and she helped us come up with our own definition of success. Success for us was doing our best and trying our hardest, no matter what the outcome was. I am very grateful for having the opportunity to be coached by Danielle and for being a part of this cheer program.

Nominees:

Allison Pumma

Frennie Benigno

Jaelene McKechnie

Kimberly Davidson

Kyona Fryar

Madison Hummel

Missi Wilson

Penny Rasmussen

Serena Kendall

Tiffany Black

River Ridge High School - 2020 - Program of the Year

Olympia, WA

River Ridge High school put out a first year tumbling team together, which placed fifth at USA Nationals. In addition to that, we got fourth in the nation for our gameday band chant, and scored a record high 92.75 for our gameday at state. Even though we lost our three-peat, we overcame so many obstacles this year, and really branched out and tried new things. The tumbling team and our gameday routine definitely prove that. Go Hawks!

RRHS Cheer program has such amazing energy and ethic! They coaching staff and cheerleaders are so fun and down to earth!

Nominees:

Amber Torres

Dana Thomas

Kyona Fryar

Jesse Kase - 2020 - Administrator of the Year

Emerald Ridge High School

I would like to nominate our athletic director Jesse Kase. He continually goes above and beyond to support our program. This year not only did he purchase us flags to use for games and competitions he also ensures we have adequate practice space. Jesse often stops in to make sure we have everything we need and check and see how the team is doing. These are just a few of the many ways he continually supports our team throughout the year.

Nominees:

Casey Lindberg - Bremerton High School

2019 - 2015

2019

Coach of the Year - Kim Mayer - Hanford High School

Assistant Coach of the Year - Kaitlyn Hanley - Auburn Mountainview High School

Rising Star - Rabecca Hooper - Peninsula High School

Program of the Year - Auburn Mountainview High School

Administrator of the Year - Scott Sifferman - Sultan High school

2018

Coach of the Year - Shana Biggs - Auburn Mountainview High School

Assistant Coach of the Year - Paige Snider - Ballard High School

Program of the Year - Meeker Middle School

2017

Coach of the Year - Mikey Carlyle - Moses Lake High School

Assistant Coach of the Year - Jordan Salm - Skyline High School

Assistant Coach of the Year - Casey Sullivan - Skyline High school

Rising Star - Amber Torres - Lynnwood High School

Program of the Year - Hanford High School

Administrator of the Year - Chris Carr - Auburn Mountainview High School

2016

Coach of the Year - Jennetta Blake - Steilacoom High School

Assistant Coach of the Year - Amanda Pardee - Bellevue High School

Rising Star - Courtney Christie - Eastside Catholic

Program of the Year - Enumclaw High School

2015

Coach of the Year - Stephania Gullikson - Skyline High School

Assistant Coach of the Year - Kathey Hatfield - Hanford High School

Program of the Year - Mount Si High School

Administrator of the Year - Eric Davis - Hanford High School

2014-2010

2014

Coach of the Year - Kim Westerberg - Enumclaw high School

Assistant Coach of the Year - Jaymie Ford - Central Kitsap High School

Rising Star - Courtney Christie - Bellevue High School

Program of the Year - Moses Lake High School

Administrator of the Year - Mark Torgerson - Spanaway Lake High School

2013

Coach of the Year - Jessi Stevens - Mount Si High School

Coach of the Year - Tiffany Webb - Union High School

Assistant Coach of the Year - Lauren Albritton - Oak Harbor High School

Rising Star - Jackie Boak - Cedarcrest High School

Program of the Year - Skyline High School

Administrator of the Year - Phil Willenbrock - Peninsula High School

2012

Coach of the Year - Traci Brandon - Mercer Island High School

Assistant Coach of the Year - Michelle Hamilton - Bethel High School

Rising Star - Samantha Burnstead - Juanita High School

Program of the Year - Steilacoom High School

Administrator of the Year - Scott Garvis - Eastside Catholic

2011

Coach of the Year - Cindy Pardee - Bellevue High School

Assistant Coach of the Year - Laura Nation - Peninsula High School

Rising Star - Tammy Fox - Skyline High School

Rising Star - Jenn Lucas - Reardan High School

Administrator of the Year - Lisa Hechtman - Skyline High School

Administrator of the Year - Kevin Rohrich - Skyline High School

2010

Coach of the Year - Tara McVay - Tahoma High School

Assistant of the Year - Elana Towers - Union High School

Administrator of the Year - Brent Kawaguchi - Eastlake High School

2009 - 2005

2009

Coach of the Year - Andy Gault - Bothell High School

Coach of the Year - Emily Schutz - Ferris High School

Assistant Coach of the Year - Kasey Johansen - Skyline High School

Administrator of the Year - Bob Dowding - Seattle Lutheran High School

2008

Coach of the Year - Dave Pilcher - Heritage High school

Assistant Coach of the Year - Robin Gohn - Oak Harbor High School

Administrator of the Year - John Applegate - Redmond High School

2007

Administrator of the Year - Dave Morris - Heritage High School

Administrator of the Year - Bob Smithson - Oak Harbor High School

2006

Coach of the Year - NancyEllen Elster - Ballard High School

Administrator of the Year - Joanne Daughtry - Kentwood High school

2005

Coach of the Year - Nancy Garr - Ferndale High School

Coach of the Year - Kim Kawachi - Kentwood High School

2004 - 2002

2004

Coach or the Year - Lynn Fallows - Mount Si High School

2003

Coach of the Year - Laurie Beaver - Decatur High School

2002

Coach of the Year - Pam Headridge - Oak Harbor High School

Scholastic Award Winners