Coaches

 

 

OLATHE NORTHWEST COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Jessica Collins – jlcollins@olatheschools.org
Jessica Collins is an Olathe District Alumni going K-12 from Countryside Elementary, to Pioneer Trail Junior High School, and onto Olathe East High School. She started cheering for Pioneer Trail her 8th and 9th grade year, and was captain her freshman year. At Olathe East, she cheered all 3 years of high school being on the sophomore squad then Varsity her Junior and Senior year. She was a Varsity and all squad captain her Senior year, leading and organizing over 40 cheerleaders! She loved her experience as a cheerleader but pursued another passion of hers at Emporia State University, throwing javelin.

Jessica gained great leadership experience as she balanced being President of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, being a member of the Track and Field Team, singing in the campus elite choir, and competing in Professional Business competitions (PBL). She graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelors in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Business. She gained experience in the business world working at Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates where she used her teaching skills to train all new employees.

Jessica joined the ONW staff in August 2016 teaching Business and Computer classes while also coaching cheerleading at Olathe South High School.

She is happily married to her childhood sweetheart, Brenton, and they have a cat named Milo. She is excited to continue her cheerleading career at Olathe Northwest High School!

 

Assistant Coach: Katie Frank – kmfrank@olatheschools.org
Katie Frank is a Shawnee Mission South graduate.  She started cheering in 7th and 8th grade at Indian Woods Middle School.  At Shawnee Mission South she cheered her 9th grade year on the freshmen squad and 10th-12th grade on the Varsity squad.  Her senior year she was the Varsity captain. 

Katie then went on to Kansas State University where she majored in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Studies.  After she graduated from K-State, she worked at Manhattan High School for 2 years.  During those 2 years she was an Assistant Cheerleading Coach as well as a Pep Club Sponsor. Katie moved back to Kansas City in 2013 and began subbing for the Olathe and Shawnee Mission School Districts.  While subbing the past four years, she coached cheerleading at Shawnee Mission North and was the Varsity coach for the past 3 years. 

Katie has been married to her husband Kyle for 4 years.  They met while both were attending K-State.  They live in Olathe with their two furbabies, Knox who is a black lab and Riley who is a chocolate lab.   

She is so happy to have found a permanent home here at Olathe Northwest and is excited to join such an amazing cheerleading program!