Jan. 16, 2008
The Clemson Athletic Department announced Tuesday that Dipali Patel has been named the head cheerleading coach of the Clemson University Cheerleading Squads. Patel, who was hired this summer as the coach of the All-Female Basketball Cheer squad, now takes over the reigns of both the All-Female Squad and the Co-Ed Squad that cheers at football games.
“Dipali has done a great job with the basketball cheer squad,” said Senior Associate Athletic Director Bill D’Andrea, “And there is no doubt that our cheerleading program will continue to represent Clemson in a positive manner under her leadership and direction.”
Patel, who is a Clemson graduate, has 12 years of cheerleading experience. She has worked for Varsity Spirit as a choreographer and a camp instructor. She has judged competitions across the country and even taught cheerleading internationally. Patel has also taught safety, nutrition and coaches seminars throughout the southeast.
“I am extremely excited to be the head cheerleading coach at my alma mater,” said Patel. “I look forward to continuing Clemson’s great cheerleading tradition and helping make all of our venues even more spirited.”
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