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University of Michigan Cheerleading Coaching Staff
Pam St. John
Head Cheer Coach
Pam St. John is entering her 23rd year as the Head Coach at the University of Michigan. Ms St. John cheered at the University of Michigan from 1972 to 1976 and was one of the first women cheerleaders at the University of Michigan. She cheered at the Orange Bowl on January 1, 1976 when Michigan played the University of Oklahoma. That was the first time a Big Ten football team participated in a bowl game other than the Rose Bowl. In the Spring of 1976 she cheered in Men's NCAA Basketball National Championship game in Philadelphia, when Michigan met Indiana University. That game was the first time two teams from the same conference had played in the National Finals.
Pam St. John became the first female cheerleading coach at the University of Michigan in 1978. In 1988 she was asked to be
a member of the Michigan High School Athletic Association Inaugural Committee for Competitive Cheer. This committee laid the ground work to begin Competitive Cheer as a sanctioned sport for girls in the State of Michigan.
Ms. St. John has been a Coaches and Advisors Trainer for Universal Cheerleaders Association, and an ACCAA Safety Certifier.
She has served as a member of the College Cheerleading Advisory Board for both the Universal Cheerleaders Association and the National Cheerleaders Association.
Ms. St. John has been an MHSAA Competitive Cheer Judge and has judged many National High School Cheerleading Championships.
Under her direction, the University of Michigan Cheer Team has perennially placed among the top collegiate teams in the
Nation. No other team in the State of Michigan or the Big Ten, has a better over all ranking in the past ten years than the University of Michigan.
Although the University of Michigan Cheerleaders compete, the main focus of the program is to support the athletic teams at the University of Michigan, and to be ambassadors to the fans and alumni of the University of Michigan.
The University of Michigan Cheerleaders, under the direction of Pam St. John have represented the University of Michigan at
the following bowl games: Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Holiday Bowl, Gator Bowl, Citrus Bowl, Outback Bowl, Alamo Bowl, and Hall of Fame Bowl.
Ms. St. John resides in Ann Arbor and is the proud mother of four children. Sarah and Steven are college students, and Drake and Carter are middle school student athletes in Ann Arbor.