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Cassondra Motley

Cassondra Motley

Head Coach
Phone: (208) 755-5679

Cassondra Motley grew up in California and attended Freedom High School where she cheered and competed nationally. In high school she also trained and competed with Xplosion All Stars. Upon graduating, Motley became a coach for Xplosion All Stars. After a year, she then moved up to the Northwest and joined Spotlight in Montana, which is where Motley was recruited for a spot here on NIC’s team that took 1st in Nationals two years in a row. After graduating from NIC, Motley joined the Spokane Wolfpack Cheerleaders and has been a key member of the team since 2013. She also joined the nationally ranked Spotlight All Stars Level 6 team in 2015. Among being an athlete herself, Motley has been an instructor at various camps and clinics across Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho and coached for 4 years at East Bay Starlets and 1 year at Spotlight All Stars. After spending the last few years in the real estate industry, Motley is eager to return to the cheer world as an assistant coach for the North Idaho Cardinals Cheer Squad!

Casey Young

Casey Young

Assistant Coach

Casey Young has been involved in competitive co-ed cheerleading for 25 years. He competed on high school and college cheerleading teams, taught for the Universal Cheerleading Association in California and Arizona, was the head coach of several Idaho state champion teams and has been judging competitions for 15 years. He has also been a certified personal trainer and life coach for over 12 years. Young’s main focus at NIC is to help athletes improve not only their physical abilities but also develop their personal confidence, decision-making abilities and leadership skills. 

Young attended Northern Arizona University where he majored in graphic design and fine art. He is currently the creative and marketing director for a design company in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

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