Meet the 2020 Cheer Coaches!

JV Cheer

JV Cheer Coach pic

Kaitlyn Barone

Kaitlyn Olcese joins us for her second year coaching for Rochester Redskins and is so excited to be your daughter's Redskins JV cheer coach this year!

Kaitlyn is currently a third grade teacher at Musson Elementary School. She grew up in the world of cheerleading and has had the privilege to compete across the United States along with at the Cheerleading Worlds and at the NCA Colligate Cheerleading Nationals. She was a competitive cheerleader for 12 years. Kaitlyn cheered All-Star for 10 years at Elite Cheer, in Chesterfield Michigan. Along with Varsity sideline at Anchor Bay High School, she finished her cheerleading career at Michigan State University, where she cheered for two more years as a member of the All-Girl Competitive Cheerleading team and the first ever STUNT team. Kaitlyn has coached youth cheerleading at both Elite Cheer and Capitol Cheer All-Star training facilities.

She is looking forward to an amazing season and cannot wait to watch your daughters fall in love with cheerleading!

Freshman Cheer


Laura Matthews

Laura Matthews is thrilled to be part of the Redskins Family! Laura was the Rochester Adams Junior Varsity Cheer Coach from 2006-2009. Laura started cheering at 11 years old, and is a product of Rochester Community Schools – cheering her way through Van Hoosen Middle School and Rochester Adams High School.

Laura teaches Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics at Rochester High School. She is a CSPAN educator and United States Supreme Court Street Law Fellow. She has been teaching for 13 years and enjoys watching students grow in their understanding of the U.S. electoral and political process.

Laura resides in Rochester Hills, with her husband Kyle, and two daughters, Charlotte (Junior Freshman – Cheer) and Anna (Redskin in the making).