Jonette “Jo” Minton, the head coach and director of the University of Notre Dame cheerleading program, has been a member of the Notre Dame staff since October 1993.
Minton has a background in a number of areas including business, advertising, personnel and media relations, education, real estate, and photography. Her career in cheerleading encompasses producing hundreds of pep rallies, custom designing numerous uniforms, and frequently judging cheerleading competitions.
A current resident of Elkhart, Ind., Minton is married to John Minton and has twin daughters. Jaime graduated from Indiana University in 1998 and lives in Batavia, Ill. with her husband and two children. Amee also graduated from Indiana University in 1998 as well as IUPUI in 1999. She later went on to get her master’s degree from Barry University in 2003. Coach Minton enjoys photography, gardening, antiques, home management, movies, traveling, and Zumba.
A native of Grafton, W.Va., Minton graduated from West Virginia University with a business degree. She went on to get a national safety certification from the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches & Administrators. Minton loves her job and Notre Dame, and enjoys interacting with her students on a daily basis.