Michelle Sabourin, USA Cheer's 2014 STUNT Coach of the Year, is in her sixth season as the head coach of the Scots cheerleading and STUNT program. The program has seen tremendous growth and success since the creation of the sport at Alma in 2012.
In five years with the program, Sabourin has build the Scots into national contenders at both the NCA and College STUNT Association level. Sabourin's 2016-17 squad won the Intermediate All-Girl III Championship at the 2017 NCA College Nationals for the program's first-ever NCA title. In addition, Alma has appeared at the last four College STUNT Association Championships. The Scots placed second in Division II in 2017 for the program's best showing at the event.
Sabourin spent 12 years with Champion Cheerleading, which sponsors annual summer camps at Alma College. In addition to being a staff director with Champion, she has been involved in competitive cheer with several other institutions and organizations. These include choreography for Dana's Dynamics, senior team coach at Victory Athletics, founder and head coach of the two-time national champion Force All-Stars, and a five-year coach at Hudsonville High School.
Sabourin is a 2009 graduate of Grand Valley State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in integrated science and also obtained her elementary teacher certification. She was a four-year letter winner on the nationally ranked Laker Coed Cheer Team. After graduation, she spent three years in Texas teaching fourth grade. Sabourin attended East Kentwood High School, where she was a four-year varsity letter-winner with all-state honors in competitive cheer.