RC Athletics News
Tue, May 9, 2017 - [Competitive Cheer]

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.—For the first time ever Rochester College will have a competitive cheerleading team starting in the 2017-18 school year.  Athletic Director Klint Pleasant is pleased to announce that Patti Glenn will be taking the head coaching job for the Warriors.

Glenn, who was born in Lansing, MI, graduated from Everett High School where she was part of the cheerleading team and was also a twirler for the Vikings. After graduation Glenn continued her cheerleading career at Lansing Community College. After cheering there for two years, Glenn then transferred to Davenport University where she did not cheer, but graduated with a Bachelor's of Business Administration.

Glenn began her coaching career in 1995 when she became the Sexton High School Assistant Coach for the Varsity Cheerleading team.

In 1997, Glenn was named the assistant dance team coach at Life Changers Christian Center in Lansing.  She continued there until 2001 before taking a 3 year break from coaching.  She returned in 2004 when she became Everett High School Junior Varsity Coach for the sideline team.

In 2006, Glenn became the Junior Varsity sideline coach at Waverly High School.  During her time coaching for the high school, Glenn became the founder and director of Waverly Youth Cheer in Lansing in 2008, where she continued to improve and make the company better until 2015.

Glenn's most recent cheer coaching job before becoming a Warrior was with Notre Dame Prep in Pontiac where she was the Assistant Varsity Cheer Coach for both the sideline and competitive teams.

Throughout her coaching career, Glenn has earned several honors.  In 2009, 2013 and 2014 Glenn was part of the Michigan All Star Football Game Cheer Coaching Staff.  In 2012 and 2014, Glenn was awarded as District Coach of the Year, and in 2016 and 2017 she was the coach of Division 3 State Champs.

Outside of coaching, Glenn has been part of the Competitive Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan since 2009 and was named President of the Association in 2015.

Glenn currently is a full time employee with the State of Michigan as a Human Resources Manager and is living in Farmington Hills after moving to the Metro Detroit area two years ago.

Coach Glenn on becoming a Warrior:

"I'm very excited to be a part of history at Rochester College.  It's great to be part of a program where not only the administration recognizes college competitive cheer as a sport but also the association we are a part of.  I'm looking forward to making our presence known on campus as well as the Rochester community by promoting school spirit and participating in community events.  Everyone at RC has been very welcoming and helpful.  There is a special feeling one gets when you arrive on campus and interact with the staff and students on campus.  The recruits feel the same thing."

Athletic Director Klint Pleasant on Coach Glenn:

"Coach Glenn has been a joy to be around.  Her passion for cheer as well as mentoring athletes is easy to see, and it is contagious.  Her experience in coaching cheer and her personal network in the regional cheer community made her an obvious choice.  She also expressed a deep appreciation for our faith heritage and has already made an impact on our campus.  We are thrilled she has joined our team and look forward to watching her teams both cheer us on and compete competitively."