Interim Head Coach – Allison Kokely
Allison is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College. She holds both a Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in School Leadership. She was actively involved on BW’s campus in both Greek Life and as a member of the cheerleading squad, where she served as captain under the coaching of Sami George. Allison returns to NDC as the Interim Head Cheerleading Coach after serving 5 years as an assistant when the program was formed back in 2010.
Kokely, who is AACCA certified, is a graduate of the Parma City School District where she is currently a 2nd grade STEM teacher. During her time in high school, she also cheered competitively with what is now Midwest Cheer Elite. In addition to previously coaching at NDC, she also coached for three years at Midpark High School.
“I am very excited to be back on board with NDC Cheerleading this year. The program holds a special place in my heart, and I look forward to being a part of its continued success. I am even more excited to announce NDC and Midpark alum Kirsten Iannaggi as the Assistant Coach. I have had the opportunity to coach Kirsten throughout her high school and college careers, and look forward to our newest cheer endeavor together!”
Assistant Coach – Kirsten Iannaggi
Kirsten is a graduate of Notre Dame College where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Pre-Med concentration and a minor in Coaching. She was involved around campus being a Student Ambassador, Orientation Leader, and a member of the President’s Team. She was also a four year member of the cheerleading squad under Sami George and Allison Kokely, where she was captain for her junior and senior seasons. Kirsten returns to NDC as the Assistant Cheerleading Coach.
Iannaggi is a graduate of the Berea City School District, where she cheered all four years and ran track as well. In addition to cheering for Midpark High School, she also cheered competitively at what is now Midwest Cheer Elite and started her coaching career there as well. She is currently working at a chiropractors office and looking to start a career in Sports Medicine. Kirsten is AACCA certified and has USASF credentials as well.
“I could not be more excited to be back with NDC Cheerleading! This program made my time at NDC so great, I cannot wait to show all our student-athletes what being part of this community is all about and continuing the program’s success. I am also very excited to be back working with Coach Allison, who was the reason I came to NDC in the first place. She coached me through high school and college and I can’t wait for this new cheer adventure together!”