Girls Varsity Competitive Cheer · Coach in the Spotlight- Susan Wood

Varsity Competitive Cheer coach Susan Wood is fresh off back-to-back state titles, and is hungry for a three-peat. Coach Wood, who is the most decorated competitive cheer coach in the state, is striving for her 20th state championship this season. Her 2016-17 squad featured a plethora of senior leadership, including Sydney Asuncion, Zi Turner, Sam Ellison, Hope Fryer, and Morgan Libby. As difficult as it will be to replace a group of talented seniors who have won two state championships and a state runner-up, Coach Wood is ready for the challenge.

Rochester Athletic Director Luke Beach said, “Coach Wood is as fine a coach as you will find in the country. You’ll have a hard time finding someone more dedicated to her student-athletes and more driven than her”. Beach also added, “The thing I admire most about Susan is she demands the very best from her girls every day, and she gets it from them. There is something to be said for that, and her girls understand that expectation”.


If you think Coach Wood is ready to ride off into the sunset, you’d be mistaken. She is as hungry and dedicated as ever to assure her program stays the best in the state.