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Jessie Truitt Named Head Cheer Coach/Spirit Squad Director

by Frank Mercogliano

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Jessie Truitt, who has served in the past as a head cheer coach for various squads at New Mexico, has been named Head Cheer Coach & Director of the Spirit Squad.  She will take over the day-to-day duties of the program from Madi Baumann, who will serve as the Sport Supervisor and focus more on her duties with the Lobo Club as the Executive Director of the Alumni Letterman’s Association.

Truitt has served as a cheer coach at UNM under Baumann, overseeing aspects and teams from 2015-17, and again starting in April of 2022.  In her spot, along with coaching, she handled scheduling and camps and oversaw many of the logistics with incoming student-athletes transitioning from high school to college.

Along with positions outside of coaching, she also served as cheer coach and office manager at Cheer Central, Inc. – All-Star Cheerleading Gym from 2016-18 and she was on staff for a year with United States All-Star Federation.  She was the owner and operator of Royal Cheer Academy for four years, where she worked with former UNM cheer coach Kelly Grice.