Chippewa Valley Spirit

Coaches Corner





Tara Krista -  Founder and Program Head Coach, Rock Stars Head Coach

Tara Krista is currently the Chi-Hi Cheer and Stunt Program Director.  She was Chi-Hi's Head Cheer and Stunt Coach from 2000 to 2008 and was the coach and captain of the University of Wisconsin - Stout Blue Devils Cheer and Stunt Team from 1995 to 1997.  She is a Chi-Hi Cheer and Stunt Alumni. Tara is a USASF credentialed coach for levels 1-3, NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) certified.  Tara graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1999.  She is married to Jason Krista and is a mother of 4 (Owen, Ava, Dane and Hayden) and works as a Civil Engineer at Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc in Chippewa Falls.




Katie Myers - Program Head Assistant Coach, Twinkling Stars Head Coach

Katie was a member of the University of Wisconsin-Stout Blue Devils Cheer and Stunt team from 1998 to 2000.   Katie is a USASF credentialed coach for levels 1-3.  She is an Eau Claire North Alumni Cheerleader. Katie competed at both the high school and college levels. Katie is married to Dave Myers and is a mother of 3 (Brayden, Zoe and Bryn) and works as a Kindergarten Teacher at Longfellow Elementary School in Eau Claire.



Andrea Pritchard - Shining Stars Head Coach, Rock Stars Assistant Coach

Andrea Pritchard is a former member/captain of the Chi Hi Cheer and Stunt Team and was also a coach from 2005-2008 of the same program. Andrea is a USASF credentialed coach for levels 1-3.  Andrea received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in December 2010.  She works as a Librarian in the Chippewa Falls School District at Stillson Elementary School.  At CVS, Andrea is able to combining her love of teaching and cheerleading!


 

Laura Pritchard - Shining Stars Assistant Coach, Rock Stars Assistant Coach

Laura Pritchard is a former member/captain of the Chi Hi Cheer and Stunt Team and is a USASF credentialed coach for levels 1-3.  She was also a member of the UW-Dance Ensemble throughout her college career.  Laura has recently received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management from the University of Wisconsin - Stout in December 2011. She is currently working at the Avalon Hotel and Conference Center. 



Christin Casa De Calvo - Rising Stars Co-Head Coach

Christin Casa De Calvo is a former Hudson Raiders Varsity Cheerleader, she also cheered at the University of Wisconsin-Superior during their 2007-2008 season. She has experience cheering for basketball, hockey and wrestling. Christin graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Criminal Justice; she currently works for the State of Wisconsin-Department of Veteran Affairs as a case manager. In her free time she enjoys reading, arts and crafts, and going to visit her family back in Hudson, WI.



Jackie Schult - Shooting Stars Co-Head Coach, Rising Stars Assitant Coach

Jackie Schult is married to Jake Schult.  They have two children Sydney & Nash and live in Chippewa Falls.
She was born & raised in Eau Claire, took dance classes from 5 years old through high school. Jackie was on the North High School dance team for four years. She was a volunteer assistant coach to the Eleva-Strum dance team in 2009. Jackie has a love for the performing arts such as dance and cheer. She loves the element of character building and the principles taught working together as a team.




Jenny Allen - Rising Stars/Shooting Stars Co-Head Coach, Twinkling Stars Assistant Coach

Jenny was a former cheerleader in Montana.  She works for  Chippewa County as a Foster Care Provider and often has a house full of children in addition to her two daughters Kendall and Katryn.  Jenny enjoys caring for children, spending time with her family and remodeling her house.



Haley Hedrington - Shooting Stars Assistant Coach

Haley Hedrington was a former Chi-Hi Cheerleader.  She is currently working at the Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic.  Haley loves cheerleading and enjoys working with children.  She enjoys working out, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her family.  Haley also enjoys volunteering at the Chippewa County Humane Assocation.



Katerina Petrich - Twinkling Stars Assitant Coach

Katerina Petrich will be a senior at Chippewa Falls Senior High School. A former cheerleader/captain of the Chi Hi Cheer and Stunt Team. She loves babysitting and loves kids! During the summer months she is a full-time Nanny.



Allison McCullough- Tiny's Co-Head Coach

Allison McCullough was the head coach of the BYU-Idaho co-ed Cheerleading Team. She was a former member/captain of the Chi Hi cheer team as well. Allison attends BYU-Idaho studying textile construction with an emphasis on shoe design.





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