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The JV Squad hit hard times as they went 1-8 on the season after finishing 10-1 in both of the seasons before. For some reason they just didn't gel and it was a long season. The squad was coached by Head Coach Ryan Sweeney and Assistant Coaches Dave Gerderman and Terry Shrader.
The Pee Wee Squad was again under the direction of Head Coach Scott Marcum and his Assistant Coaches Fred Esposito, Mike Augustine and Craig Wrobleski. This division is 6 years old and has continued to help prepare the youngest players to get up to speed for the Varsity and JV Divisions. They do keep score here but there is no Championship Game.
The Jets Flag Squad is made up of 5 and 6 year olds. They get an introduction to football and hopefully have a lot of fun before moving up the ladder in youth football. The Jets Flag players were under the direction of Head Coach Morgan Dolata and Bob Miller.
The Jets only fielded 2 Cheer Squads this season as there was no Varsity or Flag Squad. The Jets JV Cheer Squad was under the tutelage of Head Coach Kim Sexton and Assistant Julie Bell. The Pee Wee cheerleaders had Head Coach Nicole McGivern.
The Jets had great support and fund raising from their Team Moms. They were led by Head Team Mom Jess Marcum who did the Pee Wee Squad. The other moms were Audrey Calame and Laura Murray from the Varsity squad, Nicole McGivern from the JV Squad and Megan Augustine who was the Flag Team Mom.
The JV Squad made it to the playoffs for the 5th time and finished Runner Up in the Division to their nemisis the Brunswick Jets. They finished 8-2 on the season. The Jags JV were coached by Head Coach Bob Chegan and Assistant Coaches Dave Chaney and Jay Mamrak.
The Jags Pee Wee Squad got their 6th Season in the books and had another fine season under Head Coach Paul Schnepp and Assistant Coaches Shane Metter, Eric Berthold and Tom Grabowski.
The Jags Flag Squad which is made up of 5 and 6 year olds, got their introduction to the football this year under Head Coach Roy Salazar and Assistant Coaches Joe Finding and Jared Swank.
Head Coach Cathy Maslanka and Assistant Renee Manross coached the Varsity Jags Cheerleaders. There was no JV Squad, so the Pee Wee Cheerleaders were coached by Head Coach Tracey Johnson and Assistant Donielle Finding. The Flag squad was coached by 2nd year coaches Head Coach Erica Melilo and Assistant Heather Stout.
The Jags had support and fund raising from their Team Moms who were led by Head Team Mom Janet Adamsky, Dawn Chegan (Varsity) and Melissa Berthold (Pee Wee)Ashley ThackerFlag).
During the 2000 season she was elected to the Brunswick Board as Cheer Coordinator so she served both not only our girls but the cheerleaders of all the Brunswick squads too. She held that position until we officially incorporated BYFA in January of 2004 when she became a Director and Cheer Coordinator.
Wren was also the high school cheer coach and is presently the Junior High cheer coach. She has spent countless hours coaching, working behind the scenes and in general pouring her heart into this organization. She loves working with these girls and enjoys their success in cheerleading and in life. We want to say that we thank you for the 15 years you invested in this program, the pride you took in it and to tell you that we will miss you and we love you. And even though you are moving on to other things in your life you will always be a part of BYFA and always a Jag!
Director Sheila Schnepp email@example.com will now become the Cheer Coordinator for BYFA and our Equipment Manager, who has been doing that job for 3 seasons, Paul Schnepp firstname.lastname@example.org has now been brought on as a Director. Eric Keller email@example.com has also become a Director. Eric has been involved with our fund raising the last 5 years and will continue to direct that aspect.