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Ellington Youth Football & Cheer

Meet Our Coaches

~Meet Our Head Football & Cheer Coaches ~                                                         

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth Football & Cheer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches with energetic and dedicated staff. Read the bios below to learn more about them.


John Bibisi

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Welcome Coach John!
Bio Coming Soon

Jarrett Hunter 

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For the past six years Coach Hunter has been a head coach for the Ellington Roadrunners football program, the varsity quarterback coach and junior varsity head coach for the Ellington High School football team. Coach Hunter is a dedicated, hard-working, passionate coach who excels at teaching players about the fundamentals of football, including the proper safety procedures and equipment related to the sport. He is skilled at educating players on correct techniques and tactics, including blocking, tackling, passing, and receiving. He values communication amongst parents and players and imposes motivation both on and off the field to encourage players to push for the greatest achievement.

Coach Jarrett

Ryan Herget

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 I'm coach Ryan with the Ellington Roadrunners!  This is my 4th year coaching.  2nd as an assistant coach on pee wee's and 2nd as head coach for micro's.  I love the game of football!  My goals as a coach are to positively influence and mentor the youth in our community and to teach the fundamentals of football.  I believe it is the ultimate team sport and there are so many aspects of the game that translate to real life.  I'm looking forward to another successful season with the Roadrunners family! 

See you all on the field soon! 
Coach Ryan


Brian Moody

 Email: [email protected]
Coach Moody has served in several roles while part of the EFL family. He has served as President, Vice President and has been an assistant coach for the Ellington Roadrunners since the 2017 season. He has assisted at the D, C, and A Team levels.  He is a member of the Soldier to Sidelines community which is an organization that helps train and provide courses for active duty military personnel and veterans.

We are also proud to tell you Coach Moody is himself is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Thank you for your service to our country Coach moody!!  Coach Moody also has three children who will be currently active in the program and one more coming!!!


Coach Moody

Sarah Akstin

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This is Sarah's fifth year coaching cheer with the Roadrunner's and her eighth year with children involved in the program. This is her second year as the Cheer Coordinator for our program.

Prior to coaching Cheer she spent many years dancing and teaching dance and acrobatics at nearby studios. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and has performed and choreographed in dance pieces all her life. Sarah works as both a Health and Fitness Coach and as a Billing Specialist. She absolutely loves all things Roadrunner's Cheer and loves to see the Cheerleaders grow each year from the beginning of the season to shining at competition at the end! She is married to a football coach and has two football players and two cheerleaders currently involved in the Roadrunners.

 Go Roadrunners!

 Coach Sarah


Marque Mercure

 Email: [email protected]

Hi There! 
I’m Coach Marque and this will be my FIFTH season with the Roadrunners. My first season, in 2019, I was an assistant and the following two years I was head coach for D team. Last year, I coached C team and this year I am moving up to B team.
I have three children - two girls who will be on B and D cheer and a boy who will be on D football. My husband, children and I have resided in Ellington for going on six years now and from the beginning it has always felt like home. 
Outside of the Roadrunners organization, I work for Ellington Youth Services primarily with our preschool age group and am always looking for an opportunity to volunteer at Windermere Elementary where my children attend school.
I am an avid Swiftie, mental health advocate and duck mama!
I was a cheerleader all throughout my years at Agawam High School, three of those being captain of my team. I coached Agawam Youth cheerleaders while in high school. I dabbled in cheerleading post high school at the University of Hartford, UMass Amherst and an all-star team Titan All Stars out of Wilbraham, MA.
I am so excited to have familiar faces and look forward to meeting new children on my team! Cheerleading has been the one constant throughout my entire life that brings me so much joy. I consider it a blessing that I get to share this love with the youth of our wonderful league. 
Go Roadrunners!!!!
Coach Marque

Ashley Ladr

 Email: [email protected] 

My name is Ashley and I am the head C team cheer coach for the 2023 season. I was an assistant coach on D for the 2021 season and head coach on D for the 2022 season. I had the absolute best time with these girls. In 2022 we took 2nd place at our competition in the largest division against 6 other teams. It was such an incredible experience that I will never forget. I grew up in Ellington as a Roadrunner. I started cheering when I was four years old and cheered for EFL all the way up until I went to high school. I even played football on the B team for one year too! I cheered at Ellington Middle School and Ellington High school for both the football and basketball seasons in addition to competition. I cheered all four years at CCSU as a Blue Devil for football, basketball and competition. My team won nationals in Myrtle Beach my senior year in 2007.

I was an assistant coach for the C team when I was in high school, and also an assistant coach for EHS during my senior year in college. My daughter will be cheering on C team for her third year with the Roadrunners and I am so thankful to share this experience with her. I have 5 sons as well. Two of them have graduated from the EFL program already, while one is beginning year five (C team) and my youngest will be playing for his 2nd year on D team. Cheerleading is a passion of mine and I am so excited to teach our youngest learners and be the foundation for what can be a lifetime passion like mine. 

I want all kids to be able to have fun and be involved no matter what their skill level is. Cheerleading is a team sport and each participant is just as important as the next. I tell my kids all the time that no matter what the outcome is, if you try your best and have fun, you are a winner. I can't wait to meet my new team this year and see my returning cheer girls too. Let's Go Roadrunners! 

Coach Ashley

Coach Ashley


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