Plymouth State hires new Cheerleading coach

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The Plymouth State University athletic department has announced the hiring of a new head cheerleading coach.

            Jen Middlemiss, who has more than 20 years experience in dance and cheerleading, has been named the new coach of the Panthers.  She takes over from Carrie Kiley, who resigned last summer after eight years on the job.

            Middlemiss was recently the varsity cheerleading coach at John Stark High School in Weare, N.H.  She was also the Cheer Director at Flipz Gymnastics in Concord, N.H., and has held positions at Capitol City Dance Center in Concord and White Mountain Dance Center in Campton, N.H.

            "We are happy to have Jen join our athletic staff as our new varsity cheerleading coach," said PSU associate athletic director Kim Bownes.  "She has extensive coaching experience and brings energy and excitement to our program. We're confident she will do an outstanding job with our cheerleaders."

            Middlemiss led John Stark to several strong finishes last year, including a second place at the Fall West Cheerleading Competition, a first place at the Fall Capitol City Competition, and the NHIAA Fall Class I State Championship.

            "I am excited to take over the Plymouth State cheerleading program," said Middlemiss.  "I am motivated and enthusiastic and looking forward to the opportunity and the challenge.  I will try to build on the foundation established by Coach Kiley." 

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