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Fairmont State welcomes new Head Cheerleading Coach

Aug 23, 2023Alumni, Athletics

Courtney SandyFairmont State University has welcomed alumna Courtney Sandy as the new Head Cheerleading Coach. Cowen, West Virginia native Sandy has been an active cheerleader since she was five and continued to cheer throughout her high school and college years. She has choreographed routines, worked alongside Special Olympics cheerleaders, and attended various cheer camps. 

“Courtney has a wealth of experience and dynamic energy that will revitalize the Fairmont State cheer program,” said Intramural and Club Sports Coordinator J.R. Lowery. “I am excited to see the growth and success that she will bring to the program both on and off the mat.”

Sandy earned NCA All-American Cheerleader honors her senior year of high school. After graduating high school, she attended Fairmont State University from 2008-2010, where she studied Health and Human Resources. She then went on to study Animal and Nutritional Sciences at West Virginia University. Sandy cheered at Fairmont State from 2008-2010 and cheered at West Virginia University from 2011-2012.

“New season, new goals, new coach, but same family. As the new head coach, I am eager to get started building a solid foundation for this program and school,” said Sandy. 

“While we might be starting from scratch, sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration to really light a fire. I’m ready to tackle this season head-on and be fully invested as coach!”

In 2011 during her career as a West Virginia University cheerleader, Sandy’s team earned second place at NCA College Nationals and in 2012 were named NCA National Champions.

“My goal is to have a squad that thrives during every practice, event, game and competition,” said Sandy . “I am very thankful for the opportunity to continue doing what I love at the school where I started my collegiate cheerleading career at! Let’s go Falcons!”

Outside of cheerleading, Sandy spends her free time at home in Morgantown, West Virginia with her three daughters Raedyn, Carter and Olivia.