Posted on March 20, 2018 · Posted in Athletic News, News, Press Release

(Burbank, IL) St. Laurence High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Kristen Fisher as the new head varsity cheerleading coach.

Fisher, a member of St. Christina Parish, comes to St. Laurence with extensive experience in cheerleading – eight years as a coach and 12 years as an athlete. A former Golden Girl, Kristen was named an NCA All-American four times. She helped lead the team to back-to-back ICCA State Championships in 2002 and 2003 and was a team captain during her senior year. Kristen also cheered at the University of Illinois-Chicago. As a coach, she has served as an assistant at the grade school and high school levels. During her tenure as an all-star coach, she led her team to multiple National Championships. Kristen is a current resident of Chicago, where she lives with her husband and their 2-year-old son Charlie.

“I am honored to be selected as the cheerleading coach for St. Laurence,” said Fisher. “The Golden Girls have a long legacy of success – standing out among the best teams not just as athletes, but also for their dedication to the student body of STL. I am grateful for this opportunity to play a part in the deep tradition of the program and watch it become even stronger during this exciting time as we transition to a coed school.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Kristen as the new head cheerleading coach,” said St. Laurence Athletic Director Tim Chandler. “Throughout the interview process, Kristen displayed not only a wealth of knowledge in the sport, but also an understanding of the tradition and history of the program as a former Golden Girl. We are excited to see her take the program to the level of prominence it experienced when she was part of it as an athlete.”

Tryouts will be held on Saturday, April 21 at 9:30 am at St. Laurence. Any student trying out must attend a mandatory tryout clinic on Thursday, April 19 from 4-6:30 pm at St. Laurence. There will also be open practices on Wednesday, April 11 and Monday, April 16 from 4-6 pm. Please contact Coach Kristen at kfisher@stlaurence.com with any further questions.