NEWTON, Mass. – Lindsay Smith will join the Mount Ida College athletic department in the 2015-16 season as the new head coach of Mustangs Cheerleading, it was announced on Wednesday by Director of Athletics Matt Burke.
A native of Walpole, Smith spent five years at Walpole High School working with the cheerleading team, first as an assistant coach and then for her final four years as the head coach of the Junior Varsity squad. At Walpole, Smith helped to run practices and condition student-athletes, while also coordinating fundraisers and performances at both football and basketball games and competitions.
At Framingham State College, Smith was a member of an NCA nationally ranked Division 2 squad and was team captain in the last of her four years. Since then, she has cheered for Cheer Factor All-Stars cheer program out of Foxboro, Mass.
Smith was a four year varsity cheerleader at Walpole High School, including serving as co-captain in 2003-04 for her senior season. She helped lead the Walpole Rebel Cheerleaders to the Herget Division championship for three years. She began her career with Walpole Pop Warner and has been cheerleading since 6th grade.
Smith has also been a Massachusetts Secondary School Athletic Association (MSSAA) line judge for cheerleading competitions and has been a certified personal trainer at LA Fitness International since 2013.
"I am very excited to start this new journey with Mount Ida College. Going from being a JV high school head coach to a college head coach is a leap but it is a leap that I am beyond ready and excited for," said Smith. "I have both long term and short term goals in mind for this program, and while I know that it is not going to happen overnight, I am ready to work hard and have faith that we will achieve these goals."
Smith currently resides in East Walpole, Mass.