You’ll Never Guess Who the New Cheer Coach Is

...or maybe you've already seen the picture and you know it's Mr. Svoboda. Isn't that crazy though? Read on to learn more!

November 1, 2019

Earlier this school year the 6th grade math teacher and cheer coach was let go, leaving the cheer team in desperate need of help.

The cheer team was determined to stay together and support the sports teams. Upperclassmen Gricely Guzman, Ashley Asumadu, Ivonne Perez, and Nayzeth Landa stepped up to lead the meetings and get the cheerleaders ready for the pep rally.

“When our coach left, we were really shocked and didn’t know what to do. We had arrived at practice and she never showed up. We all came together and decided we had to work together to keep the team alive,” said senior Gricely Guzman.

Although they successfully cheered at the pep rally, they were starting to feel out of their depth and approached Ms. Hall for help. Ms. Hall gave them tips to clean up their routine, but they still needed the guidance of a full-time coach.

After watching the pep rally performance, Mr. Svoboda approached Gricely and offered to help.

“I was surprised but relieved that he wanted to help us.”

Mr. Svoboda is known for being a jack-of-all-trades. Not only does he speak multiple languages and have a 7th degree black belt in martial arts, but he also has knowledge of tumbling, stunting, and kicks.

He has been teaching the girls to elevate their cheer game with impressive moves such as cartwheels and shoulder-sits.

One of the students on the team is Yasmin Mohamud.

Yasmin has been into gymnastics and acrobatics ever since she was little, and she finally joined the cheer team this year. She wants to show her school spirit and pride and help cheer our teams during their games. Mr. Svoboda teaching new things also motivated her to keep pushing hard to make the team during tryouts.

Freshman Yasmin Mohamud being taught how to keep her balance at the top of the pyramid.


Although he is doing a magnificent job, Mr. Svoboda will sadly only be coaching until a full-time coach is found.

For now, make sure to show the cheerleaders your support and thank Mr. Svoboda for his hard work.


4 Responses to “You’ll Never Guess Who the New Cheer Coach Is”

  1. citlaly on November 7th, 2019 4:09 pm

    Why isn’t the volleyball team on here?

  2. adviser on November 11th, 2019 9:12 am

    Hi Citlaly,

    We will do our best to make sure we represent all Lotus Athletics. Please look out for an article about volley ball soon! 🙂

  3. Petros Tareke on November 12th, 2019 9:47 am

    Mr. Svoboda doing it all again. The living G.O.A.T.

  4. Olivia McGillvary on November 18th, 2019 11:54 am

    This is so cool!! Love LSE!

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