Coach Christine Bonacci (aka Scooby) joined the coaching ranks of Ithaca College in 2007, following her return to New York State after living abroad for a number of years.
Christine is a graduate of Guilderland High School, where she cheered for four years. Christine continued her cheerleading career in college, cheering for the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers. Christine was named the captain of the RIT cheerleading squad both her junior and senior years.
In addition to Christine's cheerleading experience, she has over 25 years of dance experience. She studied jazz, tap, ballet and lyrical from when she was a small child through the early years of her collegiate career. She has also choreographed for both dance and cheer routines.
Following Christine's graduation from RIT, she moved to Idaho briefly and began working in her degree field of Nuclear Medicine. Christine then had the opportunity to move abroad and spend time living in Japan and Germany.
Christine returned to the United States in April 2007, and joined the Bomber Cheerleading coaching ranks later that same year. Since her return to the US, Christine has received certifications in safety through the National Council for Spirit Safety and Education (NCSSE) and is certified to judge for Cheer Ltd.
Christine currently resides in Schenectady, NY. She travels to and from the Ithaca area on a regular basis. During her visits she can be found working with the cheerleaders at various practices, events and games.
In addition to her work with the Ithaca College cheerleaders, Christine is also the head coach of the Schalmont JV cheerleading squad and an assistant with Pirate All-Star Cheerleading in Schenectady, NY.