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 USASF certified. 

Gina Romero

All Star Director / Cheer Coach / Tumbling Instructor

Gina cheered for CJA for 13 years. She has coached for CJA since 2013.  Gina is the All Star Director for Central Jersey All Stars as well as a Tumbling Instructor for the program.  She is currently a coach of the two-time Worlds Bronze Champion, Bombshells, as well as Open Fire, Stun Gunz, and Strykers. Gina is USASF Certified and was selected for the USASF's 'Leadership Class of 2015' and 'Top 35 Under 35'.  She has recently completed RYT 200 Hours.  

Michael Seaman

Cheer Coach

Mike has been part of the CJA Family since 2004, and he is currently a coach of the two-time Worlds Bronze Champion, Team Gunz. Over the years, his teams have captured numerous Cheersport, UCA, WSF, Spirit Sports, Battle at the Capitol, Spirit of Hope, and All-Star Challenge national and grand national titles. He is USASF Certified and is currently a member of the Metropolitan Cheerleading Judges Association. Outside of the gym, Mike is an English teacher with a Master of Arts in Educational Administration. In 2013, he was named Union County Teacher of the Year. 

Kevin Stahl

Cheer Coach

Kevin has been a coach at CJA since 2004.  He is currently a coach of the two-time Worlds Bronze Champion, Team Gunz.   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.  He is USASF Certified and is currently a member of the Metropolitan Cheerleading Judges Association. Outside of the gym, Kevin is a Principal of an Intermediate School in North Jersey. He holds a Master's Degree in Educational Administration and Special Education.

Michele Coppola

Cheer Coach/Choreographer

Michele has been with CJA for 21 years. She is a Team Gunz Alumni. Michele is a 16th Year NCA Head Instructor. She has received the NCA Excellence in leadership award in 2013 and the head instructor “raving fans” award for 2019.  Michele is USA cheer safety certified.  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 11 years. She is also the Fundraising Coordinator. Jessie is a Paraprofessional for special education children.  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.

Kevin Dumlao

Cheer Coach / Tumbling Instructor

Kevin 'Dumo' has been a tumbling instructor for CJA for 12 Years. He has been coaching for 6 years. Dumo has been a NCA Instructor for 11 years and in 2018 was named “Top Head Instructor” in the Northeast.  He has 14 years of cheerleading experience at the high school, college 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 and The 2019 NCA Far East Camp in Iwakuni, Japan.  Dumo is USASF Certified.

Francesca Pagano

Cheer Coach

Francesca 'Chachi' has cheered for 14 years. She has been coaching for 7 years. Chachi has a Bachelors degree in Marketing. She is USASF certified.

Brianna Grazioli

Cheer Coach

Brianna is a Kean University graduate with a B.S. in Exercise Science. She graduated as a Team Gunz alumni in 2015. She has been with CJA since 2011 and started coaching at CJA in 2014. This is Brianna’s 3rd year as an NCA instructor. She is USASF Certified.

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 3 years. Amanda is USASF certified. 

Sefa Kolubah

Cheer Coach / Tumbling Instructor

Sefa is currently attending Raritan Valley College as a Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations. Sefa has been a member of CJA since 2015 and is a 2018 Alumni of ‘Team Gunz’. He has cheered at both the allstar and high school levels. Sefa also works as an NCA staff instructor with ACCA Certification and is USASF Certified.

Nygee Paye

Cheer Coach / Tumbling Instructor

Nygee Paye is a CJA alumni. He has cheered on Knockout, Stun Gunz, and Team Gunz. He joined CJA as an athlete in 2014, and will be starting as a coach in 2018-2019. Nygee also attends Montclair State University where he is majoring in physical therapy.  He is an NCA Staff Instructor and is USASF Certified.

Jenna Karcher

Cheer Coach / Tumbling Instructor

Jenna is currently studying psychology at Kean University. She was a cheerleader for 15 years, graduating off of Team Gunz in 2018. She has been with CJA since 2011. Jenna is USASF Certified.

Rosalie Pagano

Cheer Coach

Rosalie “RoRo” is currently studying Finance at Montclair State University. She was a cheerleader for 7 years and has been coaching for 2 years. This is her 3rd season with CJA. Rosalie is USASF Certified.


Cheer Coach

Bryan is a full-time student at Saint Peter's University where he is studying to become a Health and Physical Education Teacher. He has cheered at both the High School and competitive Recreation level. Bryan is USASF Credentialed.