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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Newport Central Catholic Hires Fort Thomas Resident as New Cheerleading Coach

Samantha Kroger named new Cheerleading coach for Newport Central Catholic.

Newport Central Catholic is happy to announce that it has hired Samantha Kroger as its new cheerleading coach.

Kroger graduated from Newport Central Catholic in 2013. When asked about her new coaching position Kroger saId, “I am so excited to be back with my NCC family. This school holds a special place in my heart, and I feel blessed and honored to join the athletic department as Head Cheerleading Coach.”

Kroger cheered for the Thoroughbreds as a student-athlete and continued her years of cheer experience having cheered on the Varsity Team for the University of Cincinnati. While there her team collectively placed 5th and 6th in the D1 division at UCA Nationals. She competed in the NCA partner stunt competition in Daytona, FL, placing 2nd nationally. She has been a part of the UCA cheer staff and remains involved in the cheer world. In August, she will graduate with her masters degree from Vanderbilt as a Nurse Practitioner. Kroger said, “I am excited to start my new career as well as this position as NCC’s cheerleading coach. I look forward to the new journey ahead!”

Athletic Director Jeff Schulkens said, “We are looking forward to having Sam back on campus and working with our cheerleaders to further develop their skills. Her experience with cheering at the University of Cincinnati is a great asset. We would once again like to thank Margaret Braun for her time & dedication to the NCC cheerleading program.”

More details concerning cheerleading tryouts will be forthcoming. Please contact Coach Kroger ( or Jeff Schulkens ( if you are interested in cheer.

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