Our Coaches




Each Central Jersey All-Star cheerleading coach is USASF credentialed. Our coaches are passionate about their craft and pride themselves in their accomplishments on and off the cheerleading mat. Many have degrees in education and educational administration, which lends to the overall atmosphere of athletic progression and personal growth.


Our passionate and energetic tumbling instructors understand the importance skill progression and technique as they relate to the success of each individual athlete and the score sheet.

Patty Ann Romero


Patty Ann Romero has been coaching cheerleading for over 35 years. She is the owner and founder of Central Jersey Allstars. Ms. Romero has coached athletes in all areas of cheerleading from catholic schools, recreation, and all star cheerleading. She has also appeared in two episodes of Jersey Cheer on Lifetime, six hour long episodes of CHEER! on CMT, and 30 episodes of Cheerleaders NJ on Awesomeness TV. Patty Ann is safety certified through the governing body of All Star Cheerleading, the United States All Star Federation, USASF.

Michael Seaman

Cheer Coach

Mike has been part of the CJA Family since 2004. He is a member of the Metropolitan Cheerleading Judges Association. In addition, Mike is an English teacher with a Master of Arts in Educational Administration. He is USASF Certified.

Kevin Stahl

Cheer Coach

Kevin has been a coach at CJA for 13 years. He is a Principal of an Intermediate School in Northern New Jersey. He was a former University of Delaware Cheerleader (2001 UCA National Champions.) He was also a former National Basketball Association NBA Fan Patrol member and attended the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. Kevin is a member of Metropolitan Cheerleading Judges Association (MCJA.) He is USASF Credentialed.

Michele Coppola

Cheer Coach/Choreographer

Michele has been with CJA for 20 years. She is a Team Gunz Alumni. Michele is a 13th Year NCA Head Instructor. She has received the NCA Excellence in leadership award in 2013. Michele is a Physical Education/Health Teacher in Central New Jersey. Michele is USASF Certified.

Jessie Nelsen

Cheer Coach

Jessie was a CJA athlete for 15 years. She was captain for two years. Jessie has been a coach at CJA for 10 years. She is also the Fundraising Coordinator. Jessie is USASF certified.

Pam Zajac

Cheer Coach

Pam has been a member of the CJA Coaching staff since 2010. She was a former CJA Open Cheerleader for 5 years. She has cheered for Pop Warner, High School & All Star. Pam is a Monmouth University Graduate with a Bachelor Degree in Communication with a Concentration in Public Relations and Journalism. She is USASF Certified.

Lori Hammel

Cheer Coach

Lori has been a member of the CJA Coaching staff since 2011. She cheered for 10 years at the pop warner and all star levels. Lori was also a Pop Warner and All Star Coach and Choreographer. She is USASF Certified.

Gina Romero

Cheer Coach / Tumbling Instructor

Gina cheered for CJA for 13 years. She has coached for CJA for 5 years. She is also a tumbling instructor. Gina was selected for the USASF's 'Leadership Class of 2015' and 'Top 35 Under 35'. She is an active member of Habitat for Humanity. Gina is USASF Certified.

Brittany Platt

Cheer Coach / Tumbling Instructor

Brittany has been an All-Star Cheerleader since 2005 and a cheerleader for CJA open since 2011. She has been coaching All-Star cheerleading since 2009 and joined the CJA staff in 2014. As a graduate from St. Thomas Aquinas College she is now a Financial Senior Associate for a Foresters Financial in Nanuet, NY. Brittany is USASF Certified.

Kevin Dumlao

Cheer Coach / Tumbling Instructor

Kevin 'Dumo' has been a tumbling instructor for CJA for 10 Years. He has been coaching for 4 years. Dumo has been a NCA Instructor for 8 years. He has cheered for 14 years at the high school and all star level. Dumo graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education. He participated in Disney's Frozen Celebration Parade in 2014. Dumo is USASF Certified.

Francesca Pagano

Cheer Coach

Francesca 'Chachi' has cheered for 14 years. She has been coaching for 6 years. Chachi has a Bachelors degree in Marketing. She is USASF certified.

Brianna Grazioli

Cheer Coach

Brianna is currently a student at Kean University studying global fitness and wellness. This is her 6th season with CJA. Brianna graduated as a Team Gunz Alumni in 2015. She started coaching at CJA in 2014. Brianna is USASF Certified.

Alexys Slaten

Cheer Coach

Alexys graduated a Team Gunz Alumni in 2015. She is currently a sophomore in College. She has been a coach at CJA since 2015. Alexys is USASF Certified.

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Amanda Driscoll
Cheer Coach
Amanda is currently a student at Middlesex County College studying Accounting. After graduating from there she is going to transfer to a 4 year school to continue her studies. She has cheered for 15 years and has been coaching at CJA for two years. Amanda is USASF certified.