NYIT Announces New Cheerleading Coaches

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NYIT Department of Athletics announced the hiring of Johanna Lynes Buchberg as the new head cheerleading coach this week. In addition, Cordelia Donovan (MBA ’10) was named assistant cheer coach.

Buchberg currently serves as head middle school cheer coach and assistant competition varsity cheer coach at Long Island Lutheran in Brookville, N.Y. She has choreographed dances, cheers, and taught tumbling and advanced stunting to the varsity cheerleading team. Additionally, Buchberg is the head middle school lacrosse coach for the Crusaders.
A native of Baldwin, N.Y., Buchberg graduated from Long Island Lutheran in 2008 and was a member of the varsity cheerleading squad for four years. She also played lacrosse and served as captain during her senior season. Buchberg has won four national championships in Cheerleading Level 6 with the Island Xtreme All-Star cheerleading.
Buchberg received her B.S. in physical education and health from Queens College in December 2010. Prior to that, she attended Nassau Community College and was a member of the cheerleading squad and lacrosse team. Additionally, Buchberg was named president of the health and physical education major’s club, where she organized various successful fundraisers.
Assistant Coach Donovan served as NYIT cheerleading squad manager in 2010-2011. She helped promote school spirit by cheering at home basketball games and participating in fundraising for the team and other organizations.
Donovan is also a Red Cross volunteer who has helped promote the young professionals group via social media and has assisted in fundraiser for Haiti Relief.
A NYIT graduate, Donovan received her master’s degree in communications with honors designation in 2010. She is currently enrolled in NYIT’s Master’s of Business Administration program in management with a concentration in marketing.
Donovan received her B.S. from SUNY College at Old Westbury in media and communications. During her time at SUNY Old Westbury she earned awards for academic excellence in media and communications, and because of her involvement in public service.
Since 2004, Donovan has been part of Broadway Bound Dance Center, where she is a performer in hip hop, tap, jazz, and ballet.
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NYIT Announces New Cheerleading Coaches