Valley Ridge Cheer
Coach Kristen Troyer
Coach Kristin Troyer is currently a 5th grade teacher at Valley Ridge Academy, a wife and mother of twins. She has 6 years of experience coaching All-Star competitive cheerleading. In addition, she cheered for 10 years including middle school, high school, All-Star competitive (both co-ed and all girl) plus college (both co-ed and all girl). She attended Hawaii Pacific University on a full cheer scholarship where her team won back to back national championships. Coach Kristin is excited to have the opportunity to coach what she has a passion for and looks forward to working with the cheerleaders and coaches.
Coach Amanda Watters
My name is Amanda Watters and I'm very excited to be coaching cheer at Valley Ridge Academy this year! This will be my 5th year coaching cheer and 2nd year as a coach with SJMSAA. Last year I coached Swiss Point and got my feet wet with coaching Middle School Cheer. I am so proud to see the improvements the team made throughout the year! I coached Allstars prior to middle school cheer. I have cheered my entire life. I have done Pop Warner, school teams, and All Stars. With my team, I have won many state and national titles. I was born and bred a true Floridian. I grew up in Mandarin and moved to St. Johns County going into my Junior year of High School. I graduated from Bartram Trail High School (Go Bears) and went to college here in Jacksonville. I am a proud mom to two beautiful children. I have always tried to have a well-bonded team and bring a "team mindset" to any team that I coach as I feel that is a recipe for success! I want a team to come together for a great overall goal and with that work hard but have fun while doing it. I can't wait to see what the Hawks will do this year and I am just so happy to be a part of it.