Marist names new cheer coach

Marist High School Athletic Director Bob Lim announced that Amber Weber wasMarist_Amber_Weber_Cheer hired as the head cheerleading coach for the 2015-2016 school year.

Weber comes to Marist after coaching at high schools and junior high schools in Illinois and Washington, and most recently, Plainfield East High School. She is excited to take over for the RedHawks. “It is an honor to be welcomed into such a wonderful program and prestigious school,” Weber said. “I am excited at the opportunity and look forward to positively impacting the student athletes in all aspects of their development.”

Marist’s program has garnered great success in the past decade. In 2015, the team finished with the top sectional score, advancing them to the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) state competition, where the team finished in fifth place. In 2013, the team had it's best finish, taking home the state runner-up trophy. They followed that with a third place finish in 2014. The program also won a state title in the Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association before it was an IHSA sport.

“We are excited to have Amber onboard,” Lim said. “Her experience and commitment are going to help this program continue to flourish.”

Weber describes herself as a hands-on coach who will work to “motivate, inspire, and help the student-athletes reach their full potential.” She has already met with current members of the team and parents, and is looking forward to the season ahead.