Bobcat Cheer Team
The Bobcat Cheer Team is a co-ed squad that consists of approximately 18 members. The season for the team begins in late August. In November the team begins cheering for the nationally ranked 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.
The Bobcat Cheer Team is coached by Marty Waller. Marty is no stranger to College of the Ozarks athletics, as she coached the squad for 19 years before retiring after the 2002 season when her husband, Al Waller, retired from coaching men's basketball. However, she came out of retirement in the fall of 2007 to take over the Cheer Team again and is now in her seventh year.
Marty has seen many of her past cheerleaders become leaders in the work place. Several are highway patrolmen, one works for the FBI, one teaches Braille at CMSU, several are pilots. She hopes she can continue to help young men and women become successful leaders and citizens.
Marty is a graduate of Kansas State University with a BS in Family and Child Development. She is currently the Administrator of the Child Development Center on the C of O campus. She has held this position for 21 years.
Marty is married to Al Waller, Athletics Director at C of O. They have two sons, Matt (and wife Valerie), of Springdale, Arkansas, and Chris, who passed away last winter. Chris’s wife Stacey resides in Springdale. Marty treasures her five grandchildren, Stafford, Reese, Ella, Miller, and Finn.
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