Penn State Shenango recently hired Rakiesha Morrison, a former Farrell High School cheerleader and Gannon University competitive cheerleader and dancer, as its new head cheerleading coach. She currently coaches competitive cheer for Fire and Ice Hermitage and is employed at the Mercer County Courthouse in Mercer, Pennsylvania.
Andrew Frank’s involvement with Penn State Shenango comes full circle 35-plus years after he first arrived on campus in the early 1980s as a student and then as a volunteer coach for women’s athletics. Frank, a native of Farrell, will return to Shenango as the assistant women’s volleyball coach for the team’s inaugural season this fall.
Sharon Regional Medical Center has teamed up with Penn State Shenango’s Athletics program to provide comprehensive athletic training services for the campus’ new men’s basketball team and women’s volleyball team. This past fall, through Sharon Regional’s Sports Medicine program, certified athletic trainer Deb Bornes began working with the Penn State Shenango Lions to provide professional services during the Lions’ home practices and games.
Andrea Hudson, founder and co-director of Cheer Image ICONZ, a community-based competitive recreational cheer program in Warren, Ohio, recently accepted the position of head cheerleading coach at Penn State Shenango.
Penn State Shenango will welcome new and returning students when fall classes resume on Monday, Aug. 20, and the campus begins its 53rd year in the Shenango Valley. Throughout the spring and summer, the Shenango campus has been busy with renovations and new hires for the upcoming semester.
News Talk Radio 790 WPIC will be the voice of Penn State Shenango Men’s Basketball this coming fall. The Shenango campus recently signed a one-year contract with Cumulus Media, which owns WPIC, to air the Lions’ men’s basketball home and several of its away games.