Burrillville resident, former Bronco coach named RIIL Coach of the Year


GLOCESTER – A cheerleading coach who worked at Burrillville High School for six years before joining Ponaganset has been name coach of the year by Rhode Island Interscholastic League’s National Federation of State High School Associations.

Meghan White, a Harrisville resident, began her career in Burrillville in 2012.

In 2016, her 4th year leading the Broncos, she brought the team to first place in their division, following up with a trip to the Medium Schools Championship, where they came in second place at the Rhode Island Interscholastic League state competition.

White joined Ponaganset in 2018, starting that school’s competitive squad.

One year later, the program’s won its first title in Division III under White, working with assistant coach is Sadie Lindgren.

The team also came in fourth overall in the state, but the Chieftains were denied the chance to take part in the RIIL Team Championships, cancelled in 2020 due to concerns over COVID-19.

White was also one of 62 cheerleading coaches from across the country nominated for Greatmats’ National Cheer Coach of the Year Award in 2019.

She was also named Coach of the Year by the Rhode Island Cheerleading Coaches Association.

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