Catherine Horzen begins her eighth year of coaching and second at Santa Monica College. In her time coaching, Catherine has led her teams to 4 national qualifiers and 3 top-ten placements at national competitions. Her teams hold 1st and 3rd place trophies at international competitions, and a California State Championship. Catherine is a highly motivated and accomplished coaching professional with competencies in basic and advanced cheerleading technique, team camaraderie, and performance and stunt choreography. Her dynamic and synergistic style has awarded teams multiple Superior Performance and Excellence in Team Dynamics Awards. Catherine graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in English and Masters Degree in Education from California State University, Northridge. She currently teaches English full time at Redondo Union High School and resides in Hermosa Beach.