Kelly Delauter has been involved with the MVAA program for over 25 years and was a cheerleader for Middletown High School. Her coaching career started as a pony coach in the early 90’s and she has coached at every level, including recreational cheer and competition. She left the MVAA when her daughter left for college and after a 5 year break she returned as the Director for the second time. She oversees all happenings in the rec and competitive programs.
Kelly is proud of the fact that her teams are so involved in community services events – including local celebrations, Heritage Days, Halloween’s Trunk or Treat, and church activities. Kelly has run a successful program that includes consistent growth in numbers and skills, returning coaches, and strong parent relationships. She focuses on the program having a family feel.
As Director of such a great program, Kelly is proud of everyone’s hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence. Not only are the fall programs very strong and impressive, the competitive programs continue to bring home First Place trophies, National Championships, and work to winning US Finals every year, which the same team has done twice (2011, 2015.)
In Kelly’s 18 years as Director she has helped well over 35 cheerleaders reach All American status! This number continues to grow each year as she has helped to instill a level of perfection in their craft.
Kelly would like to thank everyone involved with the MVAA cheer program for sharing the same vision- dedication to growing this program and nurturing young athletes.
Emily Delauter is the Assistant Director to the MVAA Cheer program and has been coaching since 2005. She is the Varsity Cheerleading head coach and coaches the MVAA’s competitive U18 team, Phoenix. During competition season, Emily also oversees and assists with other competitive teams in the program.
Emily participated in the MVAA as a cheerleader and a soccer player. In 1993, at 9 years old, she was named as the youngest All American Cheerleader, a title she still holds. For this honor she cheered at the Hula Bowl in Hawaii. In 8th grade she was part of the Friendship Tour; a Frederick County All Star Team that performed in Disney World. Emily went on to cheer and play soccer in high school. She cheered for two years at Frostburg State University.
Emily has an extensive knowledge of cheerleading and a high level of dedication to the MVAA. Her creativity of stunting and cheerleading has allowed her team to perform at a collegiate level, year after year. Emily has helped bring home several 1st Place Trophies, Grand Championships, National Rankings, and 2 First Place National Championships!
Emily is the Director of Public Relations for the Middletown Valley Athletic Association and the Director of Communications for the Middletown High School Sports Club. She spends an immense amount of time throughout the year, working with athletes. She teaching tumbling, stunt clinics, fitness classes, and hosts private lessons, all to ensure MVAA cheerleaders are getting the tools they need to reach their goals.
Emily is thankful to work with people who are so passionate about cheerleading! It is inspiring to see a program grow by leaps and bound year after year. The MVAA cheerleaders, coaches, and parents all work together to consistently reach new levels of excellence.
Meagan Lear-Hoffmaster is a competition coach for MVAA's U10 team, IgKnighted. She began her coaching career as a high school coach with MVAA for several years, then after college she coached the JV team at MHS for two years. Upon her return to Middletown, in 2017 she began coaching with IgKnighted.
Meagan is a Middletown native and her passion for cheerleading began in the second grade when she started with the MVAA program and continued to cheer for Football and Basketball until graduating from MHS in 2006. In 6th grade, Meagan joined Middletown's recreation competition team, Middletown Cheer Club where she competed at the rec level for two seasons and at the age of 13, she made Frederick County's All-Star competition team, the Galaxy All-Stars where she competed at the All-Star level for five more seasons. Meagan attended Shepherd University where she cheered at the collegiate level for another two years.
Meagan has received several titles throughout her career including; All-American Cheerleader twice from the Universal Cheerleading Association, and National Spirit Leader from the National Cheerleaders Association. Cheerleading will always be one of Meagan's greatest passions, and she loves educating and instructing young cheerleaders. Every year she looks forward to watching these young athletes grow and become stronger, more talented, and
passionate about the sport.
Kristy Lumley was excited to join the MVAA coaching staff in 2017. Together, she and sister Kari Wolf, coached the mini pony team for 2 seasons. In the winter of 2017, Kristy stepped into the head coaching role of MVAA U10’s competition cheer team, igKNIGHTed. In the fall of 2018, Kristy moved again, into
the position of Pony head coach.
Since her first season with igKNIGHTed, Kristy has grown as a coach and her passion for cheerleading has come alive again. Kristy started cheering in early middle school for the MVAA football program and continued to cheer in high school at MHS.
Kristy has done an outstanding job of balancing hard work and fun for any team she is working with. She knows the MVAA cheerleading program has a strong reputation and she is committed to making sure her teams are meeting their goals.
She gives many hours outside of the season to ensure her athletes are growing and staying fit. She enjoys coaching both recreation and competition cheer because she can create strong relationships with the girls. She loves watching them grow as athletes and teaches character counts along the way.
Kristy hopes to continue to grow as a coach and be a mentor to every one she coaches.
Kari Wolfe starting coaching in the MVAA in 2017 and has spent most of her time as MVAA’s Mini Pony Coach. Kari and her assistant coaches provide an age appropriate friendly environment. Kari has a unique way of mixing fun and work which helps to add up to a successful season.
As a 2009 graduate of Middletown High School, she began cheering in 2001 and cheered throughout Middle and High School. Kari has also served as an Assistant Coach for MVAA’s U10 competition team.
Kari enjoys the outdoors, animals, and farming with her family.
Kari's goals are to perfect motions and cheers while building stunt knowledge. Kari understands mini pony is the first true stepping stone to MVAA Cheerleading and knows how important it is to have athletes enjoy the sport and want to return for the next season. She works to instill a love and passion for Cheer in all new and returning cheerleaders.