Louise Cote remained in the background while her cheerleading teams were honored for their accomplishments. It’s time for her to be recognized as the force behind the Bartlett cheerleading program and its many years of success.
Louise Cote has been a cheerleading coach in the town of Webster for 27 years. She began her coaching career for the Pop Warner Cheerleaders where she coached for 4 years becoming the BHS Varsity cheerleader coach in 1991. Her teams went on to compile an impressive record of 14 consecutive State Championships, 20 total State Championship Titles, 14 League Championships, 20 Regional Championships, 1 New England Championship and 2 National Championship Titles! Her list of accomplishments also includes multiple first place and grand champion trophies all of which not only brought pride and recognition to the teams, but also to Bartlett High School and the town of Webster. She has taken great pride in the girls she has coached over the years watching them achieve many accomplishments with several going on to be successful collegiate cheerleaders.
She has also been recognized for her contributions as the Webster Patriot 2001 Woman of The Year. In addition, she was recognized by National Cheerleading Magazines “Who’s Who in Coaching”. She is a certified coach’s instructor for the UCA and a charter member on the MSSAA Cheerleading Committee. Her biggest accomplishment came in 1998 when the Bartlett High Cheerleaders, achieved national status for being crowned Universal Cheerleading Association High School National Champions! No team from the North East had ever made it into the top 10. The championship competition was televised on ESPN bringing national attention to our state, town and school.
Louise and her husband, Albert Cote, have resided in Webster for the last 30 years. They have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Louise has recently retired from her position in the Webster public pre-school, after 20 years of service.
Coach Cote has deservingly gained the upmost respect and appreciation from her cheerleaders, other coaches, parents and the Webster community.
“She has been extremely dedicated to her cheerleading profession at BHS” said former Director of Athletics, Don Cushing, who worked with Coach Cote from 1991-2001. “She was well organized, creative, energetic, strategic and a positive role model to all within the cheering program at BHS for so many years” stated Don Cushing.