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LIU Post Welcomes New Cheerleading Coaches


Communications & Marketing, LIU,

LIU Post Cheerleading Coaches LIU Post today announced that two new cheerleading coaches, Head Coach Katelin Townsend and Assistant Coach Matthew Blanar, have joined the university from University of Louisville. Together, they have won six National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) College National Championships, four U.S. All-Star Federation World Championships (USASF), and two STUNT National Championships, amongst other awards.

“We are excited to expand LIU Post’s cheer program into a national contender that supports the university’s NCAA Division II athletic teams,” said Townsend. “We look forward to promoting Pioneer pride and supporting all aspects of LIU!”

“Katelin and Matt bring invaluable knowledge and skills to our program,” said Bryan Collins, director of Athletics & Recreation and head football coach at LIU Post. “We are confident that their exemplary dedication and drive will take our cheer program to the highest level, and create an upbeat and enthusiastic environment for our students.”

Tryouts are being held on Aug. 9 and 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Pratt Recreation Center. The new coaches are looking for hardworking, ambitious, talented team players who always strive to be the best. Scholarships are available. For more information, contact Katelin at

Posted 07/21/2014

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