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Carrell joins HU coaching staff

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Huntington, Ind. - Huntington University has announced that Jennifer Carrell will join the Forester coaching staff as head coach of the cheerleading program.

After a successful cheerleading career at Huntington North High School where she was a member of the 2003 state stunt group championship team and selected to the Viking Wall of Fame, Carrell has continued to impact the local community through her sport as a coach.

Carrell served two years in the Huntington County Community Schools, one year as the head cheer coach at Crestview Middle School and another year as the junior varsity cheer coach at her alumna mater Huntington North. She spent three years as a level 1-5 all-star cheer and tumble coach at Total Cheer Academy where she took her level 5 squad to Worlds in Orlando, Florida. Carrell has also logged three years at More Than Gymnastics as a cheer and tumbling coach.

“Jennifer is a welcomed addition to our staff,” commented Culler “She brings a broad range of cheering and coaching experience to our program. She is looking forward to working with collegiate athletes and she will be a tremendous mentor for them. We look forward to Jennifer’s leadership and continued development of the program.”

In Carrell’s free time, she devotes her energies to helping others grow in their faith. She has spent four years as the small group leader for the Vikings’ cheer squad, two years as a youth leader at The Awakening Community Church and one year as a volunteer with Stewards for Children.

After earning an AS in Human Services at Ivy Tech Community College in 2009, Carrell went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Indiana Tech with a BS in Human Service Management in 2010. She is currently serving as an employment specialist for Pathfinder Services. She and her husband Justin live in Huntington, Indiana.