Bobcat Cheer Team

The Bobcat Cheer Team is a co-ed squad of athletes, whose season begins in late August. In late-October/early-November, the team begins cheering for the C of O Men's and Women's Basketball teams.

The C of O Cheer Team's objective is to promote school spirit in support of the College's athletic teams, student body, faculty, staff, alumni, and community. Team members exemplify the characteristics and long-standing tradition of the College of the Ozarks. The Bobcat Cheer Program is committed to the five-fold mission of the College, which encourages the development of not only the athlete but the entire person.

Along with providing an opportunity to develop one's cheerleading skills, an emphasis is placed on leadership, decision-making, teamwork, focus, commitment, respectful communication, and exemplary work ethic. The ultimate goal of the program is to use the sport to enrich other areas of the student-athletes' lives and futures as they serve as poised representatives of the College.

Layne Wilks, Administrative Assistant at School of the Ozarks, enters her third year as the team's coach.  Having thoroughly enjoyed cheerleading, Wilks always dreamed of the day that she could continue her love of the sport through coaching. A cheerleader throughout her years at Branson High School, Layne went on to cheer for the Bobcats during her college years.

Wilks is excited to bring her passion for Bobcat Pride to the team and to carry on the amazing legacy of the C of O cheer program.

View the Cheer Team Roster

Cheer Team 2017

Coach Wilks
Coach Layne Wilks


@CofOSports - Congrats to @CofOLadyCats on win #13. Simmerman led w/21 pts, Cleeton collected a double double (20/15)& Johnson su… https://t.co/UbzGbpAbn5
Created on: 12/15 at 10:39 PM
@CofOSports - Congrats, Cass, on your 1,000th career point! GoCats https://t.co/gGaq6A8fzX
Created on: 12/15 at 10:29 PM
@CofOLadyCats - Congratulations to Lady Cat junior @CassidyshaeJ for scoring her 1000th career point! #BeOzarks
Created on: 12/15 at 7:30 PM
@CofOLadyCats - @ScottNuss22 Thank you for your kind words and for hosting us. We appreciate your staff and team as well.
Created on: 12/15 at 6:12 PM
@CofOLadyCats - Lady Cats defeat Southwestern (KS) 84-66 in an afternoon contest. Next up is #2 Concordia (NE) at home on Tuesday at 6:00. #BeOzarks
Created on: 12/15 at 5:16 PM
@CofOLadyCats - It’s game day! On the road to Southwestern (KS) for a 3:00 tip-off in Winfield. #BeOzarks
Created on: 12/15 at 8:31 AM
@CofOSports - @CofOLadyCats are on the road to play @buildersports today at 3PM. Watch live at: https://t.co/KIGeCMQNOk #GoCats https://t.co/j1DWHl5TMw
Created on: 12/15 at 8:23 AM
@CofOVolleyball - We see you @DanielleCurnes 😳😳 https://t.co/esj1UEUgqv
Created on: 12/14 at 12:02 PM
@CofOSports - Congrats go out to @CofOVolleyball Danielle Curnes, who has been named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Coll… https://t.co/pXLVbAHhk2
Created on: 12/14 at 12:01 PM
@CofOLadyCats - Congratulations to Bolivar senior and future Lady Cat @Michelle_Gabani for scoring her 1,000th career point! We’re proud of you!
Created on: 12/12 at 9:54 PM
@CofOSports - Congratulations, Kelsie! https://t.co/eRBTjQpQS4
Created on: 12/12 at 9:07 AM
@CofOLadyCats - Happy birthday to freshman guard @Kyra_Lynn7! Have a great day!
Created on: 12/12 at 8:09 AM
@CofOLadyCats - Congratulations @KCleet5! https://t.co/8wC5Dfxy2E
Created on: 12/11 at 4:47 PM
@CofOLadyCats - Pleased to introduce the newest Lady Bobcat @AnnieNoah44, a 6’0 post from Gainesville, MO. Welcome Annie! https://t.co/t8QRNISYr9
Created on: 12/8 at 12:57 PM
@CofOLadyCats - Lady Cats defeat a strong #16 NAIA I Columbia College team 76-59. #BeOzarks
Created on: 12/7 at 8:18 PM
@CofOSports - @CofOBasketball tops Ecclesia College, 114-59. Ethan Davidson led the Cats w/23pts on a perfect night,10-10 in FG a… https://t.co/PcbdZjRz2V
Created on: 12/7 at 7:32 PM
@CofOSports - NAIA DII#4 @CofOLadyCats pick up a big 76-59 win over NAIA DI#16 Columbia Coll. tonight after trailing by 2 at the half. Cats are now 12-0!
Created on: 12/7 at 7:08 PM
@CofOSports - @CofOBasketball leads Ecclesia College 56-33 at the half. #GoCats https://t.co/EdqtcpBKrx
Created on: 12/7 at 6:55 PM
@CofOLadyCats - “A date which will live in infamy...” Today we remember brave soldiers who paid the ultimate price while defending… https://t.co/VXZgsPJdZZ
Created on: 12/7 at 11:58 AM
@CofOLadyCats - On the road tonight vs a tough Columbia College team, currently ranked #16 in NAIA DI. Tip-off is 5:30. #BeOzarks
Created on: 12/7 at 11:46 AM
@CofOSports - The @CofOLadyCats face another tough opponent as they play on the road tonight at NAIA DI #16 Columbia College. Wat… https://t.co/ZQPQ5oKTo9
Created on: 12/7 at 8:29 AM
@CofOSports - Welcome, Hannah, to the @CofOLadyCats! https://t.co/FMxVIT7AbH
Created on: 12/7 at 8:13 AM
@CofOSports - It's GAME DAY for @CofOBasketball at home, 6 PM, versus Ecclesia College. Come cheer them on or watch live at:… https://t.co/WI3JOMuRq8
Created on: 12/7 at 7:36 AM
@CofOSports - @CofOBasketball trails @EU_Athletics 45-37 at the half. #GoCats
Created on: 12/5 at 8:14 PM
@CofOSports - Just a couple minutes 'til tip off between @CofOBasketball and @EU_Athletics. #GoCats https://t.co/DWyQ78pk7T
Created on: 12/5 at 7:32 PM
@CofOSports - Check out our @CofOLadyCats atop the charts! #GoCats https://t.co/clrkaE4dEM
Created on: 12/5 at 7:30 PM
@CofOVolleyball - NAIA ALL-AMERICAN!! https://t.co/AW6AMpGePO
Created on: 12/5 at 1:25 PM
@CofOVolleyball - | C O N G R A T S | • Danielle Curnes & Rielly Dobbs have been named Honorable Mention… https://t.co/pPw0Y3doOa
Created on: 12/5 at 1:13 PM
@CofOVolleyball - Congratulations to Danielle Curnes & Alex Spears // NAIA Scholar Athletes AND NCCAA Division 1… https://t.co/piZBsxLaMj
Created on: 12/2 at 8:51 AM
@CofOVolleyball - Rielly Dobbs - First Team All-Region Danielle Curnes - First Team All-Region Coach M - Region… https://t.co/L6Z05byrhE
Created on: 11/29 at 8:45 AM
@CofOVolleyball - @ College of the Ozarks https://t.co/XckZoVwBB3
Created on: 11/18 at 6:47 PM
@CofOVolleyball - GAME DAY!! • 🏐 - FIRST ROUND OF NATIONALS 🆚 - Ottawa University ⏰ - 1:00pm 💻 - https://t.co/NMF11Jh9nR 💰 - $8 adult… https://t.co/hI4B0Nex90
Created on: 11/18 at 6:27 AM
@CofOVolleyball - First-Round Banquet! @ Ottawa University https://t.co/SgqjdgNftj
Created on: 11/17 at 7:26 PM
@CofOVolleyball - #nationalsbound #showtime • *full video on facebook* https://t.co/wqN47TdDW5
Created on: 11/17 at 10:54 AM
@CofOBaseball - Proud to announce that Ryan Daggs of Greenwood, AR is officially a Bobcat #BeOzarks https://t.co/cevOlVDm20
Created on: 11/15 at 3:42 PM
@CofOBaseball - Proud to announce the signing of Cade Little of Ozark, son of former Bobcat baseball player Yancey Little.… https://t.co/p1zZ5x7Wyu
Created on: 11/9 at 10:50 AM
@CofOBaseball - Proud to announce that Blue Valley SW's Brent Shinkle is officially a Bobcat! #proudtobeabobcat https://t.co/BZXQrQae1M
Created on: 11/8 at 3:56 PM
@CofOBaseball - Learning about weapons of mass destruction #thankfulforourmilitary https://t.co/TIwdbKxars
Created on: 10/28 at 3:11 PM
@CofOBaseball - Instruction at the range #sharpshooters https://t.co/j8SoIQHJsu
Created on: 10/28 at 3:08 PM
@CofOBaseball - Great day at Fort Leonard Wood. Respect what these men and women do serving our country #proudtobeabobcat https://t.co/TsXWKNG4u9
Created on: 10/28 at 3:05 PM
@CofOBaseball - @CofOSports @CofOVolleyball @BUBruins Good luck this weekend. Keep winning #BeOzarks
Created on: 10/28 at 7:02 AM

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