Pam Duke- Owner/Coach:
I began coaching varsity cheerleading at James M Bennett High School from 1993-1996. From 1996-2000 I coached varsity cheereleading at Parkside High School, where I developed a competitive team. The team won many regional and National Championships. I then began to coach at Salisbury University from 2000-2004. In 2006 I began Nor' Eastern Storm All stars. In our 10 years we have won numerous Regional, National and US Finals championships. Our gym has received the IEP award for excellence, we were the 2015 USASF Small Program of the Year and the 2016 CDE Program of the Year. I have 5 amazing children as well as 4 grandchildren. I am retired from the motel business so I now focus entirely on making Nor' Eastern Storm a program that families love being a part of. This gym is my passion and the athletes are like my own children. My goal is to share my knowlege and love of the sport of cheerleading with young people as well as teach them life skills to carry through their lives.
I am proudly USASF level 4 credentialed in both tumbling and stunting. I have coached All-Star cheerleading for 10 years at STORM, but before that I cheered at the high school, college and open all-star levels. I truly enjoy coaching, my goal is to teach the love of cheerleading to the next generation and to teach the kids to work hard for what they want in life. Teaching kids self confidence through the sport of cheerleading and watching them grow mentally, physically and emotionally, is what I love and find rewarding. We are a true family at STORM and I feel blessed to have so many kids in our program to call my "own". Currently, I am a special education teacher in Pocomoke, MD. When I am not teaching at school or STORM, I am spending time with my wonderful husband Carson and amazing son Colby. These two are my world! I am blessed that I am able to share my love for cheer and dance with so many others and have my supportive family by my side.
I am currently USASF levels 1-3 credentialed and I am excited to further my certification. I began all-star cheerleading when I was 8 and ended my last two years as an athlete at Storm and its been my home ever since. I have had the privilege to coach several cheer teams since I began, from tinys to seniors and our amazing special needs athletes. The best part about being a coach at NES is knowing all the athletes on personal levels and watching them succeed both in and out of the gym. I am a 7th grade math teacher at Pocomoke Middle and currently taking graduate classes. When I am not at school or cheer, I love spending down time relaxing at home, playing with my two dogs, and crafting.
I am currently USASF levels 1 & 2 credentialed and I am excited to further my certification. I began gymnastics at a young age and invested 12 years into the sport. After gymnastics, I took on cheerleading and dance for 3 years, ultimately falling in love with both. It has been an honor since 2011 to be a coach at Nor’Eastern Storm All-Stars. I have had the privilege to coach several cheer and dance teams since I began, from tinys to seniors and our amazing special needs athletes. The best part about being a coach at NES is watching the kids achieve skills and exceed their own expectations. After graduating from college, I began working as a Social Worker at PRMC. I am also CPR and first aid certified.
I am a Towson University graduate that has an extensive background in both coaching and competing in gymnastics and cheerleading. As an athlete, I have proudly competed for a few all-star teams around the Salisbury area, but ultimately ended her career cheering for both Maryland Twisters F5 and Maryland Twisters Black Ice (2008-2010). With those teams, I earned myself a few national titles, air time on America’s Got Talent, and a 4th place finish at the 2009 Cheerleading Worlds. For the past 8 years, I have been coaching in some form, whether it be tumbling, cheerleading, or gymnastics. In my spare time, I enjoy running and competing in multi-sport events. With 5 seasons of coaching at Nor’ Eastern Storm under my belt, I am excited to be back again for another great season, great kids, and lots of fun!
I have been a coach of our special needs team, Shooting Stars, for 7 years. I have coached and worked with several other teams in the gym. I have previously coached All-star and JV teams. When I am not coaching at Storm, I am the Program Director at Lower Shore Enterprises, working with teens and adults for over 30 years. I am a certified Behavior Management Cross Trainer.
I began my cheerleading career when I was 9 and have been part of Storm ever since. I have been on many teams in the gym from youth 1 to senior 4. I began coaching the Shooting Stars team while I was still cheering myself and have assisted this team since. My favorite part about coaching is boding with the athletes. I am eager to begin my credentialing as a coach and to work with other teams. I will graduate from Bennett High School this May and begin college studying to be a elementary special education teacher. When I am not studying or at the cheer gym I enjoy watching movies with my family.
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Cathy L: I love storm because of the sense of warmth and love my child receives from her coaches. They challenge her and expect a lot from her but there is nowhere else she would rather be. The combined knowledge and experience our coaches have exceeds any gym on the eastern shore. I would never consider going anywhere else. Storm is our second home!
Marissa L: I love storm because the coaches and athletes are AMAZING. I love being in the gym with them. My coaches are really funny and I personally consider them my older sisters because of my bond with them. They push me to do my best. My teammates are my best friends. They are always there for me when I need them and they encourage me to push through the routine. The end. :)