As representatives of St. Dominic Savio, the cheerleaders assist and promote the athletic program through a variety of events and games throughout the school year. Every year, the cheerleaders assist with coordinating the Cuts for Cancer school-wide event. Cheerleading tryouts begin in mid-April for the team the following school year. Once school begins in the fall, the squad's practice every week to prepare for upcoming games, and school pep rallies. Please contact Head Coach Caity O'Connor (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more.
Coach Caity O’Connor has over 25 years of experience as a cheerleader and over 10 years of experience as a cheerleading coach. She has been a cheerleader almost her entire life. She started cheering at the age of five, participating in Catholic school cheerleading, and was on an all-star cheer squad for many years. She was a collegiate cheerleader at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio.
During college, Coach Caity had the opportunity to coach a junior all-star team in Willoughby, Ohio. She also worked for the professional cheerleading company Americheer, as a summer staff camp instructor and competition judge. Later she had the opportunity to be the assistant cheerleading coach at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Then, she and her husband moved to Austin, Texas. She has been a cheerleading coach at Savio since 2018.
Aside from her love for cheerleading, Coach Caity O’Connor has a full-time career as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist providing anesthesia to surgical patients at a nearby hospital in Round Rock, Texas. Coach Caity and her husband live in the Avery Ranch neighborhood and love living in the Austin area.
Coach Allyson Chapa has 13 years of experience as a cheerleading coach in both All-Star and school programs. As a cheer coach, her focus is to encourage athletes to bring their best selves every day and work as a team to achieve goals while maintaining the highest standards as ambassadors of the program.
Aside from her love for cheerleading, Coach Chapa has a full-time career as a Project Manager in a tech company. She enjoys spending time with her family - her husband, and her dog Snickers.