Coaching Staff


Jackie Cook

Competition Coach

This is Coach Jackie's first year coaching for PFCA and she is super excited! She coached for 4 years previously.


Jennifer ONeil

Competition Coach

This is Coach Jennifer's first year coaching with PFCA. Her daughter, Lila, joined the organization last year and they both fell in love with the sport! Jen is excited to be part of an organization that empowers young girls to be the best version of themselves, while building strong bonds and friendships, and promoting healthy competition!


Amy Alvarez

Competition Coach

Coach Amy fell in love with cheer at the age of three watching the Morrisville High School cheerleading team. As soon as she turned five, she signed up for the Morrisville Little Bulldogs cheerleading program. She also cheered for Holy Trinity School and Conwell Egan Catholic on the sidelines and at competitions. She joined our PFCA family last season when her daughter was a member of our sideline and half-year programs. She is excited to be coaching Pride for her first season and is looking forward to seeing what the team will accomplish!

Coach Amy attended BCCC, where she majored in Psychology. She now works as a Sales Manager at Airgas. Outside of cheerleading, she loves to watch her son play soccer, travel, and spend time with her family.


Kim Barta

Competition Coach

Coach Kim grew up in the greater Atlanta area cheering competitively for high school and all star programs. She has been a part of our PFCA family since 2015 when her oldest daughter joined our sideline program. She began giving back to PFCA as our purchasing director, and in 2018 she started coaching for our competition program. Coach Kim also works hard to design and create many of the cute spirit wear items you’ll see our cheerleaders and coaches wear throughout the season! Coach Kim loves to watch our athletes grow throughout the course of the season and is excited to be coaching Prestige this season!

Outside of cheerleading, Coach Kim attended Rutgers University, where she majored in Communication and Organizational Design. She now works as a Human Resources professional for a global financial institution. She loves being outdoors and spending time with her husband and three children.


Aly Martin

Competition Coach

Coach Aly started her cheerleading career in the PFCA sideline program. She then competed with us for five years before moving on to cheer one season with the Pennsbury High School program. She started as a junior coach with us when she was a sophomore in high school and has been coaching with us ever since for levels 1 to 3. She is excited to watch our athletes grow and learn in all the components of this sport as she coaches Pride for her 7th season!

Outside of cheerleading, Coach Aly is a senior at Holy Family University where she is majoring in Elementary Education. Coach Aly loves to spend time with her niece, her husband, and her dog, Conor. Whenever she gets the chance, Coach Aly loves to visit Disney World!


Amanda Gaughan

Competition Coach

Coach Amanda started cheering in seventh grade with PFCA. Over the years, she cheered at Charles Boehm Middle School, Pennsbury High School, Tulane University, and Rider University. Coach Amanda started as a junior coach during her sophomore year of high school with our sideline program. She has also coached with our half-year and full-year competition teams. Her favorite thing about coaching is watching the athletes learn about teamwork and dedication throughout the season. We’re excited to have Coach Amanda coaching Prestige this season.

Outside of cheerleading, Coach Amanda is a senior at Rider University, where she is majoring in Secondary Education and Mathematics. In her free time, she loves going to the park and spending time with her family.


Sheyla Simmers

Competition Coach

Coach Shey started cheerleading in 2007 with PFCA. She cheered competitively with us and with Penndel Wildcats. Coach Shey’s favorite parts about cheerleading are the bonds formed between teammates and the forever friends it gave her. We are so excited to have Coach Shey coaching Pride for her first season!

Outside of cheerleading, Coach Shey works as a pharmacy technician. She also plans to attend nursing school in the near future. In her free time, Coach Shey loves spending time with her niece and crafting.


Alex Holland

Competition Coach

This is Coach Alex's first season coaching with PFCA. She is excited to get back into cheerleading and to meet all of the girls for the first time!



Heaven Griffiths

Competition Coach

This is Coach Heaven's first year coaching cheerleading, but she was a cheerleader for most of her childhood. She is so excited to learn, get to know everyone, and most of all she is excited to coach our amazing athletes!


Tarisa Bosack

Sideline Director and Coach

Coach Boz started cheerleading for a local pee wee team in Scranton, PA. She cheered throughout high school. She also was a captain for her team at Bloomsburg University. She continued cheering and dancing professionally for an arena football team in Wilkes-Barre, PA for three years. She coached a high school team in Dunmore, PA before she moved to Bucks County. She coached at Pennsbury High School for one season, where she coached Coach Amanda and Coach Tara. She joined our PFCA family two years ago when she began coaching our sideline program, of which she is now the director. She is excited to work with both sideline teams for her 5th season of coaching!

Outside of cheerleading, Coach Boz teaches Pre-K in Pennsbury School District. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and her daughter.


Cherie Kooker

Sideline Coach

Coach Cherie is an elementary school teacher in Pennsbury with over 20 years in the classroom and she has been a team mom for the past two seasons. She is so excited to officially be a PFCA coach and to help our girls have a fun, fit, and fabulous time this fall! She is looking forward to all the smiles and accomplishments the girls will achieve both on and off the field.


Mackenzie Gaughan

Competition and Sideline Junior Coach

Coach Mackenzie started cheering with PFCA when she was five. She now is cheering at Pennsbury High School for her ninth season. She started coaching our sideline teams three years ago. She loves watching our athletes form bonds with their teammates throughout each season. We are excited to have Coach Mackenzie work with our sideline and Prestige teams this season!

Julianna Taggart

Competition Junior Coach

Coach Julianna started her cheerleading career with PFCA. She is now cheering with Pennsbury High School for her tenth season. Her favorite thing about cheerleading is the feeling of accomplishment when routines hit at competitions. Coach Julianna is excited to be coaching Prestige for her first season!


Courtney Edelstein

Special Abilities Coach

Coach Courtney joined our PFCA family seven years ago when her daughter started cheerleading. She has coached our special abilities team along with her daughter, Coach Grace, for five seasons. Her favorite thing about cheerleading is watching athletes develop confidence and shine with their teammates. We are excited to have Coach Courtney work with our special abilities team this season!

Outside of cheerleading, Coach Courtney attended the University of Virginia, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Teaching Elementary Education. She now teaches sixth grade at Newtown Friends School. In her free time, Coach Courtney loves spending time with her family and three Golden Doodles. She also loves reading, baking, laughing, and shopping at HomeGoods and TJ Maxx.