LINDSBORG — There’s no place like home for Lindsborg native Hayley Morrical.
The one-time Smoky Valley High School graduate is the new cheer coach at Bethany College.
“Being raised and living in Lindsborg, the people at Bethany have always treated me as an unofficial alumnus. During my years in college, I fell in love with cheerleading and continued coaching post-graduation. Combining my love for the sport and the college that has always treated me like family is an honor," Morrical said in a press release.
Morrical is an associate for the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce. She oversees the Salina Area Young Professionals group, plans membership events, promotes upcoming events through local media and writes grants to fund special projects.
In addition, she coaches for Fierce Athletics and Training in Salina. She has coached an introductory cheerleading team, worked with athletes to learn tumbling skills, assisted in demonstrating correct technique for tumbling, jumps, assisted in guiding new coaches in classes and worked on boosting the confidences of new athletes.
She does all this while also being the owner and trainer of the “Sweaty Swedes” program.
She creates circuit workouts for clientele twice a week as well as working as a personal trainer for athletes. She has coached athletes to perform in their first-half marathons, obstacle races, and 5Ks, through this program. Along with these duties, Morrical also markets and promotes the business to McPherson and Saline counties, growing the classes to 15-plus members consistently.
She attended both Bethel College and Baker University, cheerleading at both schools.
At Baker, Morrical was a competitor in the National Cheerleading Competition, a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honors Society, a member of the Dean's List in 2014, and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Business in December 2015 maintaining a 3.75 grade point average.
“Hayley has a tremendous passion for cheer and Bethany College," Bethany Dean of Athletics Dane Pavlovich said. "She has the knowledge and skill set to enhance the Swedes cheer program, and I look forward to working with her and witnessing the new direction for the program."