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Janice Franklin Named Head Pom Coach, Smalley to Assist

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Janice Franklin has been named the Head Coach of the Notre Dame Prep Pom program, Athletics Director Mark Cisterna announced.

Franklin assisted Brie Dragonetti during the 2021 season in her first season on the staff.

She joins NDP after serving as the Head Varsity Pom Coach at Shadow Ridge High School for two seasons from 2018-20. She has also worked as an instructor at the JuiceBox Dance Academy and has been a co-choreographer and collaborator fore the DanceEstrella Performing Company at Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale.

She was a member of the Desert Edge Pom team and served as captain during her prep career.

She will be assisted by Kaylee Smalley. She has served as the assistant varsity coach and freshman head coach at Shadow Ridge High School from 2019-20 before joining the NDP staff. She was also the Head Choreographer with the Phoenix Children’s Choir summer camp and choreographed and performed with the Dysart District Student Show choir in 2018 and 2019.

Smalley led Shadow Ridge to a second-place finish in 2018 and fourth place in 2019. She was the choreographer and led rehearsals for the 32-member team.

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