Ms. Denise “Squid” Squadere named NYS Coach of the Year

Niskayuna High School Cheerleading Coach and teacher Ms. Denise “Squid” Squadere has been named NYS Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations!

The NFHS collects nominations from member state associations to honor those who are leading their sport, impacting students and giving back to their community in positive ways.

“I am very honored and feel it is a reflection of how our program has grown and improved in the past few years as we navigate through the ever changing requirements of competitive cheer,” Squadare said. “It truly is because of and an honor for the athletes I work with.”

NFHS said those honored were selected based upon their 2022-23 coaching performance, community and  school involvement and coaching philosophy.