Coaching Staff

JodiJodi Bard, Director / Competitive Coach

Jodi is married to her husband Dylan and they have three children.  Her son Dylan is 14 years old and loves football, wrestling and baseball. Her daughters Sophia, 11 and Gabriella, 9 started cheerleading when they were 6 and 4  years old and they have not stopped flipping around the house since. Jodi has been involved in competitive cheerleading since she was 7 years old. In addition to cheering at the Varsity level throughout high school, she was a nationally competitive collegiate cheerleader at George Mason University.  While at George Mason, Jodi won the National Partner Stunt Championship at the UCA National Collegiate Cheerleading competition in San Diego, California which aired on ESPN. The following year, she transferred to the University of South Carolina on a Division I cheerleading scholarship where she was captain her Senior year. While competing at the collegiate level, her team placed 2nd, 4th, and 5th at Nationals. Jodi was also a UCA instructor for 6 years and the head Varsity coach for J.P. McCaskey High School for 7 years. In addition to running LAC, Jodi is the Director of Hempfield Midget Cheerleading.   Jodi is thrilled with the success of LAC’s past 4 years and she is so excited to see what their amazing athletes will do in the years to come as All Stars!

 

HeidiHeidi Swift, Assistant Director / Competitive Coach

Sports and coaching are a way of life for Heidi’s family! Her husband Bobby is a physical education teacher and football coach for Conestoga Valley and also coaches Little League baseball and youth football. Her son Robby, 11 years old, loves football, wrestling, and baseball. Her daughter Ivy, 9 years old, loves cheerleading and dance. Heidi began cheering for Conestoga Valley at 6 years old and continued through her high school career serving as captain of the varsity squad her junior and senior years of HS. She then went on to cheer at Millersville University’s co-ed squad where she also served as team captain for 2 years. During the summers of her college years, Heidi instructed cheerleading camps. Being a camp instructor and squad coach, she has coached cheerleaders from D-Team through high school. After graduating from Millersville University with degrees in Elementary and Special Education, Heidi taught for Manheim Township School District and coached Varsity cheerleading for Conestoga Valley. Heidi “retired” from teaching and coaching in 2004 when she started her family.  Heidi is thrilled to be coaching and a part of making  LA Cheer a top notch program.

 

rachelRachel Miller, Competitive Coach

Rachel comes to us with a strong knowledge of cheerleading and a large background of performing. She twirled baton, danced and competed nationally for 13 years and has been cheering for 10 years. Graduating from Donegal in 2008, Rachel went on to cheer at Kutztown University where her team competed and placed in the top 5 at UCA College Nationals in Walt Disney World. After graduating college she became a teacher in the Hempfield School District and fell in love with her job! Rachel wanted to continue being a part of the cheerleading world so she went back to her alma mater and was the head coach for the Donegal Junior High squad for 2 years. Her little sister Sarah is joining the mini’s team for the first time this year and Rachel is super excited to coach and be a part of the LA Cheer Family!

 

 

 

 

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Brittanie Grazer, Competitive Coach

A native of Lancaster, Brittanie attended Rohrerstown Elementary and Centerville Middle School.   She graduated from Hempfield High School in 2006 and earned her associates degree in elementary education. Brittanie works for Manheim Township School District as a kindergarten assistant and absolutely loves her job!
Brittanie began cheering  in second grade.  She cheered through the HAMS program and then cheered competitively for HCS for 4 years beginning in 9th grade.  Brittanie competed both locally and across the country as far as Florida.  In 2003, her team earned a National Title at Reach the Beach.   After coaching at another local youth organization, Brittanie is now back to her roots coaching Hempfield midget cheerleading, where her team has been very successful in school competitions.  Competitive cheerleading is Brittanie’s passion, and she is excited to become part of the LA Cheer family!

 

IMG_1040Shauna Angelo, Competitive Coach

Shauna and her husband Mike have 4 children, Ava, Dominic, Greyson, and Bella.  Her oldest, Ava, cheers for LAC and has inspired the Angelo family’s passion for cheer.   Shauna is a pediatric nurse at Harrisburg Hospital, and she also has a teaching degree.  She is  currently working towards an MSN degree for pediatric nurse practitioner at Villanova University.  Shauna  teaches  Zumba and Zumba kids at Gold’s gym in Lancaster.  She has coached both field hockey and soccer and is thrilled to be coaching cheerleading at LA Cheer.

 

 

facebook_1415759525824Missy Hernandez, Competitive Coach

Missy Hernandez has two children that are her world. Ava is 8 and is slightly obsessed with cheerleading! She is so excited to be a part of La cheer! Caleb is 6 and loves playing flag football, and wrestling. Missy started cheering at the age of 5 and cheered throughout high school years at the varsity level. She has also coached for Hempfield midget cheerleading for two years. She is very passionate about cheerleading and is VERY excited to be a part of the La cheer family!!!

 

 

jamie evansJaimie Evans, Competitive Coach

Jaimie joined the world of cheer at age thirteen, spending the next decade cheering for Conestoga Valley, followed by Millersville University, and then joining the Cheer Excel competitive team.  Jaimie took a break from cheer to complete her Master’s degree in Social Work and start a family.  She was blessed with two beautiful children, Riley and Chloe.  Jaimie rejoined the world of cheer, when her daughter Chloe expressed a desire to join the Penn Manor Junior Comets.  Jaimie coached for two years with the Penn Manor Junior Comets.  She then served as Assistant Cheer Director for one year, and will be assuming the role of Cheer Director for the Penn Manor Junior Comets.  Jaimie’s daughter Chloe, has cheered competitively with Lancaster Athletic Cheer for the last three years as a Mini Sparkler and Youth Starlet.  Jaimie has instructed for the LAC prep program the last two years, and coached the LAC Starbursts for one season.  Through both her career in social work and as a coach and director for cheer, her goal has always been to help children fulfill their potential.

 

BurkeEmmy Burke, Competitive Coach

Emmy and her husband, Tug live locally and have 3 little girls. Maddie, 13, has been with LA from day one, and is now currently on LA’s senior 4 icons team. Rowan is 4, and is following in her sisters footsteps and making her cheer debut on the tiny starburst team this year. Roxi is 2 and cannot wait to start cheering with her sisters. Emmy grew up performing and started twirling baton competitively at the age of 4 for a national championship studio. She also did competitive dance and pom line. Emmy started cheering in second grade for a local Rec team and went on to cheer at the varsity level in high school. She was an NCA All American nominee for her high school team her junior and senior year. Emmy has taught hip hop classes at innovations dance in York, and helped with LA’s prep program. She coached the tiny starburst team last season and is currently coaching the tiny team again this year. The starbursts are totally where her heart is at and she LOVES helping to develop their love of cheer at such an early age!

 

Alyssa Coonan-Competitive Coach

Emily Noll- Competitive Coach

Missy Barto- Competitive Coach