San Marcos High School Cheer Coaches

Heather Gasso
Head Coach

Coach Heather’s love for cheer began at a young age as a gymnast at SCEGA in Temecula California. She began her career in cheer as a Pop Warner cheerleader and this passion carried on to Murrieta Valley High School.

After high school Coach Heather continued cheering at the collegiate level for The University of Oklahoma’s all-girl team and later at Palomar College. She worked for JAMZ in college instructing at summer camps and competitions.

Heather returned to San Diego and began working as a Behavioral Therapist in the Carlsbad School District. She advised and coached the Carlsbad High School cheer team and realized her true passion for coaching and working with young adult athletes.

Coach Heather is currently working as a Corporate Event Planner and is very excited for a fun and dynamic season with SMHS cheer.


Hannah Harrick

Assistant Coach

Coach Hannah began cheerleading at the young age of eight. She was in the La Costa Canyon pop warner cheerleading program for four years before deciding to become an all-star cheerleader. After one year of competing in the all-star circuit she transferred to the California Allstars where she cheered for four more years. She had a very successful competition career winning first place at prestigious competitions, such as UCA, NCA, and Summit. Coach Hannah completed her All-Star career on an all girl large level 5 team. At the same time Coach Hannah was on the San Marcos varsity cheer team her junior year of high school and continued in the program for her senior year.

Her love and passion for cheer has never stopped and is so excited for the upcoming season! Hannah will be coaching for us while continuing her education at Palomar community college.