Meet the Coaches

Sideline Coach: Tori Kezar

Coach Tori grew up in Coon Rapids and cheered at Coon Rapids High School for four years. She attended college at the University of Minnesota for her undergraduate and graduate education. Coach Tori became the head competition cheer coach at Coon Rapids High School in 2014. She has been coaching a combination of the competition and sideline cheer programs there for the past 8 years.

Coach Tori will be starting a new job as a counselor at Blaine High School this fall! She is thrilled for the opportunity to work with the students and cheerleaders at BHS. Coach Tori loves the outdoors and enjoys camping and spending time at the lakes with her boyfriend, David, and their family.

Comp Coach: Rayna Kittredge

Coach Rayna is from Denver, Colorado, where she cheered competitively for 10 years, winning over 24 championships. After high school, Coach Rayna cheered at Oklahoma State in their STUNT and Small Coed cheer teams, winning two collegiate national championships. She just completed four years coaching both sideline and competitive teams at Manhattan High School in Kansas.

After graduating with her master’s degree from Kansas State University, Coach Rayna moved up to Saint Paul with her dog, Lola, and boyfriend, Dawson. Together, they enjoy trying new foods and attending Twins and Wilds games. Coach Rayna is new to Minnesota but she cannot wait to learn more about Blaine, Minnesota cheerleading and all this team has to offer!

Assistant Coach: Hailey Ek

Coach Hailey grew up in the area and graduated from Anoka High School. During her childhood, Coach Hailey danced recreationally and competitively and then cheered on the Anoka High School Dance Team for 3 years. Coach Hailey began cheering when she started her undergraduate education at the College of Saint Scholastica. She fell in love with cheerleading while cheering for the football and basketball teams and competing at WOW Factor. While completing her degree, she coached level 1 All Star cheer at Ideal Athletics for 3 years before moving back to the twin cities.

Coach Hailey has spent the last few years teaching in Sweden for 6 month periods, and teaching in Anoka-Hennepin while completing her master's program. Now that she has completed her master's program she is excited to get back into coaching and working with the BHS cheer team! In her free time, Coach Hailey enjoys hiking or relaxing at the beach with her pup, Nowa. She also enjoys sailboat racing, which she has been doing for 10 years!