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Wewoka hires Emma Allen as its new cheer coach

"The family aspect of Wewoka"

The Wewoka Board of Education has announced the hiring of its new cheer coach, Emma Allen.

Allen graduated from Holdenville High School in Holdenville, OK. She started cheering at the age of 5.

Allen was a power tumbler for Oklahoma Cheer Explosion (OCE), which is a competitive cheer team. She started coaching at the age of 14 as a junior coach and was promoted to assistant coach at 18. Allen says that her biggest accomplishment as a cheer coach would be assisting one of her teams to a runner-up finish at the NCA, which is the second biggest competition for All-Star Cheer.

Now, Allen has the chance to lead her own cheer team.

"The family aspect stood out to me about Wewoka," Allen said. "The coaches, teachers and administration all have a bond with the kids like no other school."

Wewoka has won two state championships in cheer (2010, 2012) and has competed at the state cheer tournament multiple times, most recently 2018.

"My goal for Wewoka Cheer is to get back to being state champions. I want Wewoka to be known for their cheer program again and put us back on the map," Allen said.

"With Coach Brooklyn Smith stepping down, we wanted to bring in someone with a solid background in competitive cheer, which allows us to continue the legacy we have created at Wewoka," Athletic Directory Cody Barlow said.

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