William Woods Announces New Cheerleading Coach

6 years 8 months 1 week ago Sunday, February 12 2012 Feb 12, 2012 Sunday, February 12, 2012 3:27:00 PM CST February 12, 2012 in Sports
Source: John Roushkolb

FULTON, MO -- Brianna Barnard has been named Cheerleading Coach for William Woods University, Director of Athletics Jason Vittone announced today. Barnard, a William Woods alumna from the class of 2011, began her duties earlier this month.

"We are excited to have Brianna join our coaching staff," said Vittone. "I believe she will take our cheerleading program to the next level. Competitive cheerleading is an emerging sport in the NAIA. They are working toward developing competitive cheer and dance into a championship-level sport. I have faith that Brianna will help make that possible for us as well at William Woods."

Prior to her appointment at William Woods, Barnard served as the head coach for South Callaway High School. In just one year with the Bulldogs, she built enough interest in the program to move from a three-person roster in 2010-11 to a roster of 20 for the 2011-12 season. Under her direction, South Callaway's Amber Necaise also received an invitation to attend CheerHawaii, a selective and highly competitive cheerleading clinic.

Barnard is a May 2011 graduate of William Woods, earning her bachelor's degree in pre-medicine and biology. While at WWU, she was the director of the campus chapter of Up 'Til Dawn and served as president of the Biology Club. She also founded and served as president for the Pre-Medicine Club.

Originally from Decatur, Alabama, Barnard resides in Mexico, Missouri.

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