SAN ANTONIO – UTSA graduate Ashley Johnson has been announced as the new head cheer coach for the Roadrunners.
Johnson takes over the lead role for UTSA’s spirit program in 2022-23 after serving as the interim director of the program last year.
She also served as the volunteer cheer coach from 2020 until taking over the interim cheer coordinator role in March.
She coordinates all of UTSA’s spirit program needs, including managing the cheerleading and mascot programs.
We’re proud to announce Ashley Johnson as our head cheer coach!
— UTSA Athletics (@UTSAAthletics) June 23, 2022
Johnson also served as a teacher and coach at Alamo Heights Independent School District from 2013-2022, where she managed over 70 athletes and mascots. She was named the Texas Girls Coaches Association Coach of the Year for 2019-20, also earning UIL and NFHS Spirit Coach of the Year honors in 2019-20.
While serving as the volunteer cheer coach in 2020-21, UTSA won the national championship in the small coed open virtual division.
During her time directing Alamo Heights, she helped lead her squad to a top-10 finish at nationals for nine consecutive years, with the team medaling for six consecutive years at the UIL State Cheer Championship. She choreographed a pair of top-10 finishes at the UIL State Cheer Championships in 2022, including a first-place finish.
She was a member of the National Cheerleaders Association as an instructor and staff member from 2005-2021, while also serving as a judge.
Johnson is a graduate of UTSA with a degree in kinesiology. While with the Roadrunners, she served as Rowdy the Roadrunner mascot.
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