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Cheer/Dance

Cheer/Dance Coaching Staff
Head Coach
Linda Gooch
Linda Gooch is a former 4 year letter-winner and alumni of UCF. She completed her 31st season as the coach of UCF's nationally respected cheerleading team in 2016 and Head Coach of UCF's Spirit Program including the cheerleaders, KnightMoves Dance Team and mascot Knightro. Since Coach Gooch's squad began competing in the national championships in 1994, the Knights have finished in the top-10 in 21 of the past 23 years, including finishing runner-up in each of the past three seasons   FULL BIO
 
Assistant Cheerleading Coach
Brian Cartier
Brian is a Central Florida native who grew up in Clermont, Florida. After graduation in 1998 from South Lake High School, Brian spent 6 years with the Army Reserves where he was trained to be a Combat Engineer   FULL BIO
Assistant Cheerleading Coach
Ashley Draper
Ashley Draper is a UCF Alumni and was a four year member of the UCF cheerleading team, including a member of the 2007 National Championship squad. She graduated from UCF in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in Sport and Fitness.   FULL BIO
Assistant Cheerleading Coach
Ginny Hitt
Ginny Welch Hitt serves as an assistant on the coaching staff at UCF and has over 20 years of coaching experience, 12 years at UCF   FULL BIO
Assistant Cheerleading Coach
James Kersey
James Kersey was a 4 year cheerleader at UCF, and a member of the 2003 National Championship squad. He earned his bachelor[apos]s degree in Criminal Justice in 2005, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration in 2006   FULL BIO
Head Dance/Pom Team Coach
Brook Domenig
Brook Domenig has 26 years of dance experience. She attended Southeast Missouri State University where she was a member of the SEMO Redhawks Dance Team. Coach Domenig graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor[apos]s degree in Performing Arts and a minor in Integrated Marketing Communications.   FULL BIO
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Andrew Williams
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Mascot Head Coach
Michael Callahan
Michael T. Callahan serves as the coach of the UCF mascots, also known as Team Knightro. A native of Massachusetts, Callahan came to UCF in 2001 as an undergrad and spent two years as a member of Team Knightro   FULL BIO
Academic Mentor
Lacara Smart
Daughter of LaShalle Smart and Carl McFarland, and is an Alumni of Stranahan High School and cheered for Coach Silvia.   FULL BIO
Associate Director Equipment Operations
John Whitford
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