Veteran cheerleading coach Sarah Markel has been named the new head coach of the Susquehanna University Cheerleading squad.
Markel comes to Susquehanna after serving as head coach for the Central Dauphin East High School where she led the squad to a District Championship in the 2016-17 season. The Central Dauphin East squad also competed in the semifinal round of the State Championships and placed 9th at the UCA High School Nationals in 2017.
Additionally, Markel is a staff instructor for the Universal Cheerleaders Association with headquarters in Memphis, Tenn. From 2010-14, she was a member of the Penn State University cheerleading team that performed at football, basketball and volleyball games.
She earned a Bachelor's degree from Penn State in Communications in 2014.