Nicole DeAnna, Head Cheerleading Coach, or (440) 213-2002

About the Program

The Baldwin Wallace University cheerleading program performs at all home football games, select away games and post-season playoffs, when applicable. Members also are required to participate in a summer workout program, summer fundraisers and a summer camp. Basketball season performances include all men’s basketball home games, select women’s basketball games and post-season playoffs, when applicable. The squad also participates in a variety of community service and fundraising activities throughout the year. Members of the cheerleading program must be dedicated, determined and prepared to work to their full potential. Complete tryout packet.

Tryouts and Clinics

Tryouts are open to all students interested in auditioning for the team.


Monday, July 23 from 5-7 p.m.

Required Documents for Tryout

Pre-Tryout Stunt and Cheer Clinics

Monday, July 16, 5-7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 18, 5-7 p.m.
Friday, July 20, 5-7 p.m.


Clinics and tryouts will be held at the Lou Higgins Recreation Center (136 E. Bagley Rd., Berea, Ohio 44017)


Contact head coach Nicole DeAnna at or (440) 213-2002 with questions.

Head Cheerleading Coach

Nicole DeAnna

Nicole DeAnna '15 is in her first season as head cheerleading coach at Baldwin Wallace. She is no stranger to the program after serving the past three years as an assistant coach.

While at BW, she earned a bachelor of arts in theatre and sustainability. DeAnna was a four-year participant on the cheer team, serving as team captain during her senior year and was a member of the Delta Zelta Sorority.

Currently, DeAnna is earning a master’s degree in exercise science and kinesiology at Cleveland State University. Additionally, she works as a group fitness instructor at T3 Performance in Avon, Ohio, and as an entertainment and promotions specialist for the Cleveland Indians on game days.

In addition, she has worked for the Cleveland Cavaliers with its in-game entertainment and served as fan experience and special events intern for the Cleveland Browns in 2016.