|Pam St. John|
Cheer Team Wins Second Straight NCA National Championship
Pam St. John began her tenure as the head coach of the University of Michigan cheer team in the 1982-83 season. She has guided the Maize and Blue to the pinnacle of the collegiate ranks with the program's recent championship three-peat. U-M claimed the national championship in three consecutive seasons from 2013-15 in the Coed Intermediate division at the National Cheerleaders Association competition in Daytona Beach, Fla. Throughout St. John's tenure, U-M's cheer team has annually achieved Top 10 national rankings, and is perennially the top performing team at nationals in the Big Ten Conference.
St. John is American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors (AACCA) Certified, United States All Star Federation (USASF) Credentialed and CPR and First Aid Certified. She has been on the National Cheerleaders Association Collegiate Advisory Board and has served as an AACCA Trainer and Safety Certifier. She was involved in helping to start girls competitive cheer in the state of Michigan.
St. John was among the first group of women to cheer at the University of Michigan in 1974. She received her B.S. in dental hygiene from Michigan in 1976. She lives in Ann Arbor and has four children, Sarah, Steven, Carter and Drake.