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Coach Yeager Named NFHS Coach of the Year

Felisha Yeager, Head Varsity Cheer Coach at Willow Canyon High School, was named the Arizona Cheer Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

This year’s honorees were selected based upon their coaching performance in the 2022-23 school year, lifetime community involvement, school involvement, and philosophy of coaching. The NFHS relies on its member state associations to recognize those who are leading their sport, shaping their athletes, and contributing in a positive way to their community. Yeager was nominated by the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA).

Yeager is in her 8th season leading the Wildcats Cheer team and has a decorated history of excellence with her students including 19 first place finishes in local, state, and national levels and three State Championships. 

“I believe athletics are the cornerstone of developing our youth into leaders and valuable members of our society. As a coach, I am proud to take part in that process,” shared Yeager.

“Coach Yeager runs a top-tier program and represents the Winning Culture at Willow Canyon,” shared Thom Luedemann, Principal at Willow Canyon High School.

NFHS serves its members by providing leadership for the administration of education-based high school athletics and activities through the writing of playing rules that emphasize health and safety, educational programs that develop leaders, and administrative support to increase opportunities and promote sportsmanship.

The AIA is a voluntary association of public and private high schools which was established by and is responsible to its members. The mission of the AIA is to create and sustain an ethical culture through activities that encourages maximum student participation by providing AIA member schools with an even playing field to ensure fair and equitable competition in interscholastic activities.


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