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Recreational Award Winners

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WSCCA Recreational Award Winners


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.

2023 Recreational Coach of the Year

Vanessa Perez- Tahoma Jr. Bears 

This Coach is the most hardworking, disciplined, and dedicated coach I have ever met. She deserves this award because of all of the hours she has put into this non-paying job and always strives to give us the best of the best. She has amazing choreography and has a reputation of winning back-to-back competitions. I truly think that she deserves this award.

She has blown me away with her knowledge, ability to teach high level skills to young athletes and continued dedication to her team year after year!. My daughter is on her team, and I am in awe of how quickly she has learned skills and then performs and executes them at a competition the same week! This is an example of how talented Vanessa is. She knows how to explain and teach skills properly. She is patient and kind and makes everyone on her team feel valued and apart of the team. She makes cheerleading fun and doesn't burn them out which can easily happen at a young age. She is more than deserving of Rec Coach of the Year

2023 Recreational Assistant Coach of the Year

Deanna Schild - Federal Way Hawks

This Coach is so wonderful with the girls. Many of us are low income or come from one income families and it can be difficult to purchase certain things for the girls.

She goes out of her way to make sure our girls don’t feel any less than other teams. She dedicates her time to hand make so many items, customize the girls bows and make them look like a million bucks. She also customized herself the girls socks!!!

All that plus during practice she has so much patience. It amazes me how well she knows the girls and just knows how to teach every girl in a way they find it fun . My 7 year old has found a passion and I am forever grateful to the coaches.

This Coach gives her all to her team(s). She choreographs the routines. She wants the cheerleaders to do the best they can and never give up! The team loves her!

2023 Recreational Program of the Year

Yelm Tornados 

This program has been amazing for this community and for my daughter, she has enjoyed cheering and learning not just about cheer, but also, how to be a great teammate and person. She looks forward to going to practices and admires all her coaches.

The Yelm Tornados are committed to a great environment for youth football and cheer. I love the atmosphere that they provide, not only cheering for your own team but others and the High School . Overall a great program that I am proud to be a part of.

2023 Recreational Rising Star 

Katie Dawn Vine – Puyallup Jr. Vikings

This Coach is one of the most enthusiastic and personable coaches I’ve ever worked with. My daughter had a tough few months at the beginning of the school year. She listened to her, boosted her confidence, and helped her grow as an athlete but a person as well.

She motivated these athletes beyond what they thought was possible. This program went from nothing to Jr. State Champs for the youth rec division. Coach Katie and the team she selected devoted many hours developing new and improved routines that would showcase each athletes' unique qualities.

2023 Recreational Administrator of the Year

Stacy Peterson, South Kitsap Pee Wee

Stacy is an amazing coach. She knows the girls and what they can do and she doesn't ask if they want to do something she just tells them let's try this and when they are a little hesitant, she tells them they will be amazing and gives them lots of encouragement.

She is an amazing Cheer Director and she has given her all to the cheerleaders and their families. She went out of her way to get the uniforms ordered, resized, and never stopped until it was complete. A lot of families don't realize how much goes on behind the scenes when it comes to putting these programs on.


Danni Chapman - 2020 - Coach of the Year

Puyallup Cheer Academy



Lynnette Butler

Renee Engelking

Cecilia Estes

Allison Pumma

Laura Schenck

Kari Schild

Lisa Smith

Joanna Tepley

Jamie Tradlener

Jolene Wall

Madi Wolter

Tammy Wyatt

Katie Knowles - 2020 - Assistant Coach of the Year

Eastside Dream Elite



Carli Fontanez

Hannah Karageorge

Deanna Schild

Randi Zitterich

Black Diamonds - 2020 - Program of the Year

Lacey, WA



Eastside Dream Elite

Eatonville Jr Cruisers

Puyallup Cheer Academy

Puyallup Jr Vikings

Spanaway Sentinels

Tony Liberal - 2020 - Administrator of the Year

Valley Wolfpack




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Cathlyn Boudewyns - 2019 - Coach of the Year

Tahoma Jr. Bears



Randi Zitterich - 2019 - Assistant Coach of the Year

Puyallup Cheer Academy



Cecelia Estes - 2019 - Rising Star

Eatonville Jr. Cruisers



Bothell Jr. Cheer - 2019 - Program of the Year

Bothell, WA



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2018 - 2014


Coach of the Year - Nykole Unser-Larson - Puyallup Jr Vikings

Assistant Coach of the Year - Carie Lamson - Bothell Jr Cheer

Rising Star - Hillary Lewis - Eastside Dream Elite

Program of the Year - Puyallup Roughriders


Coach of the Year - Renee Engelking - Puyallup Roughriders

Assistant Coach of the Year - Brittany Ellis - Orting Jr Cheer

Rising Star - Katie Sander - Eastside Dream Elite

Program of the Year - Tahoma Jr Cheer

Administrator of the Year - Ryan Daly - Mercer Island Parks Department


Coach of the Year - Sherri Adams - Peninsula Youth

Rising Star - Jacqui Jackson - Eastside Dream Elite


Coach of the Year - Anne Christiansen - Eastside Dream Elite

Program of the Year - Eastside Dream Elite


Coach of the Year - Toby Black

Assistant Coach of the Year - Renee Babtiste

Rising Star - Bonnie Jean Thomas - North East Tacoma Tigers

Program of the Year - Eastside Dream Elite



Coach of the Year - Sherri Adams - Peninsula Youth

Assistant Coach of the Year - Jessica Mercer - Bellevue Jr Wolverines

Program of the Year - Orting Jr Cheer


Coach of the Year - Renee Stansberry - Bothell Jr Cheer

Rising Star - Courtney Patterson - Moses Lake Mini Chiefs

Program of the Year - Graham Eagles


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Coach of the Year - Anne Taylor - Eastside Dream Elite


Coach of the Year - Vicki Smoth - Woodinville Jr Cheer

2008 - 2002


Coach of the Year - Eileen Uson - Federal Way


Coach of the Year - Deana Harris - Woodinville Jr Cheer


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