"I am extremely proud and grateful for the opportunity to take over as head coach of the Whitman Hanson varsity cheerleading team. Back to my roots of the South Shore, I am ready to put in the work and push our limits with these 14 time State Champions," McMahon said.
The Whitman Hanson cheerleading program is one of the most successful athletic programs in the entire state. The program has won 14 state championships and 45 league titles. The team has also won several national competitions.
"Above all else at Whitman Hanson we want coaches who see our student-athletes as people first who we can help guide and shape who they become by teaching the values that educational athletics affords students," Whitman Hanson Athletic Director Bob Rodgers said. "Elise fits the bill and is right out of the same mold as our two terrific retiring coaches, Alyssa Pietrasik and Kayla Crawford."
Coach McMahon had 4 successful seasons leading the Hopkinton high school cheer program after serving as an assistant at Foxboro High School. She is currently an elementary physical education teacher in the Foxboro school system. She will be getting right to work planning tryouts next month.