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Cailin Collins

Coaches for cheerleading and speech and debate have been hired for Capital City High School, Jefferson City Public Schools announced in a news release Tuesday.

Cheerleading coach Cailin Collins was the Rockwood Summit High School varsity cheerleading choreographer from June through December 2018.

Collins just graduated from the University of Missouri's College of Education and completed her student teaching at Rock Bridge High School. Her bachelor of science degree is in secondary biology education.

"Coach Collins definitely has the charisma and infectious personality to lead our cheer team," CCHS Activities Director Robert Ndessokia said.

"I'm confident she'll develop meaningful relationships with our girls, and they will surely respond to her energy," Ndessokia said.

Speech and debate coach Cody Proctor has eight years of experience with forensics and debate teaching and coaching.

Proctor comes to CCHS from Maryville High School, where he coached multiple district, state and national champions or qualifiers.

His bachelor's degree is in science and speech and theater education.

"We have no doubt Cody's successful speech and debate coaching experience will cultivate similar results for our incoming Cavaliers," Ndessokia said.

CCHS is planned to open this fall with freshmen and sophomores, with all activities competing at the varsity level — except for football, which will be at the junior varsity level until the school grows to be a grades 9-12 building over the next two years.

More coaching hire announcements are expected in the coming months, according to the JCPS news release.

Band, choir, boys and girls cross country, football, boys and girls golf, orchestra, softball, and boys and girls tennis coaching and directing hire announcements were made previously.

"In addition to activities hires, final determinations on placement of certified teaching positions, department heads and other staff members will be made prior to the start of the 2019-­20 school year based on student enrollment, course requests and other factors," according to the news release.

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