Robin Farr Named UMass Cheerleading Coach
Aug. 20, 2008
AMHERST, Mass. - Robin Farr, has been named the new cheerleading coach at the University of Massachusetts. Farr will lead UMass' spirit squad as they support the Minutemen and Minutewomen during their seasons. Farr is an experienced cheerleading coach, who has been the varsity cheerleading coach at Hoosac Valley High School in Cheshire, Mass. since 1999.
Farr has nine years of coaching at the state and national level in cheerleading. She is certified by the AACCAA (American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators). Farr served as a Western Massachusetts Cheerleading Committee Member Representative from 2003-2006.
"We are thrilled to have Robin take over as our cheerleading coach," said Assistant Athletic Director Todd McDonald. "Her experience and knowledge of the UMass program make her an outstanding selection. She has tremendous enthusiasm to make this one of the premier programs."
"I'm very excited about being given the opportunity to direct this program, said Farr. "I have a true passion for UMass cheerleading that hopefully will translate into great success."
Farr, who makes her home in Cheshire, works part-time as a surgical assistant and implant coordinator for Oral Surgery Associates in Pittsfield. She has worked in the dental profession for close to 30 years. Farr graduated from Berkshire Community College in 1979 with an Associates Degree in Selected Liberal Arts.
She and her husband John, who is UMass alum (Class of 1981) are the proud parents of two children, who have attended UMass. Their daughter, Michaela is a 2007 graduate of UMass, and was a four-year member of the cheerleding squad. She served as a team captain for three of those years. Son, Ryan is a junior at UMass and is a member of the ROTC Program.