MEET OUR STAFF
This is Amy's fourth season in a coaching role for WMU. Amy is originally from Dale City, Virginia. Before moving to Michigan for college, she skated and coached for the National Blades Synchronized Skating teams in the Washington, D.C. area.
A former bronco, she graduated from Western Michigan University in 2014 with a degree in Secondary Education. After undergrad, she moved to southeast Michigan where she taught and coached for the Allegro! Synchronized Skating Teams for five seasons. She moved back to Kalamazoo in 2019 and earned her Masters in Educational Leadership from WMU in 2021. In addition to coaching, she is currently an English teacher at Hopkins High School, in Hopkins, Michigan.
At Western, Amy was a national competitor on both Senior and Collegiate level teams, making captain her senior year. She was the recipient of the Coaches Award in 2014 and Most Outstanding Skater Award in 2013 and 2014. She is so proud of broncos past and present, and is looking forward to another successful season!
Amy is originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan. She was a four-year member of Adrian Colleges varsity senior synchronized skating team and a team captain for the 2019-2020 season.
Throughout her time at Adrian, she represented Team USA at six different international competitions. She was also a four-year member of the intercollegiate figure skating team and a captain for the 2019-2021 seasons. While competing on the figure skating team she earned two national titles competing at Collegiate Championships, and three national titles competing at Intercollegiate nationals. Amy is a quad gold medalist and has a strong background in freestyle, dance, and synchronized skating. She has been a coach at Greater Kalamazoo Skating Association for the past four years. She graduated from Adrian College with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. Amy is looking forward to joining the WMU coaching staff and having a great season.
Intercollegiate Coach and Coordinator
Delaney has been a US Figure Skating competitor for 18 years competing through senior level at Upper Great Lakes Regionals. Delaney competed as a Senior Lady for WMU's intercollegiate team where she medaled in each of her events culminating her college skating career with an undefeated Senior Short Program. Delaney was also a competitive stage dancer for 13 years and holds three national titles. Delaney has extensive experience choreographing and coaching both competitive freestyle skaters and dancers. Delaney also created a dance program for special needs children in her community that was honored to be on stage. She works with a coaching staff that includes National and International skating champions. Delaney has been fortunate enough to choreograph some of WMU's skaters in the past and is very much looking forward to continuing their winning tradition in the upcoming season as the Intercollegiate Coordinator.
Assistant Coach - Open Collegiate
Kelsey has been on the ice for over 25 years. She grew up in metro Detroit and skated for Gems on ice from 2001-2007. She began coaching in 2006 in synchro, learn to skate, and private lessons. She coached both adult and kids levels at Allegro! for many seasons, and spent the last two years coaching with Infinity and Onyx Infinity synchro programs, along with skating on the adult and masters teams. Kelsey graduated with her BA in Psychology from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing her MBA in women's leadership from Cleary University, slated to graduate in 2022. Kelsey is a Project Management Consultant for MIGSO-PCubed. Kelsey just relocated to the west side of the state and is so excited to be apart of the Bronco family.
Strength and Conditioning
BAPP Athletic Performance Trainer
Amanda is certified though the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health Fitness Specialist (ACSM/HFS). She earned her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at Western Michigan University. She works with a varied clientele from athletes to those working on weight loss. As a part time, local firefighter, one of her passions is tactical training for those athletes working as public safety, fire and rescues, and our Reserve forces. In her free time, Amanda enjoys participating in a variety of activities ranging from softball, rugby, and soccer to hunting.
Tenille Dellinger is an alumna of Western Michigan University ('17), where she obtained three degrees in Dance, Public Relations, and Sports Management, and a minor in Spanish. She trained in dance from age three through college, and now enjoys teaching dance to athletes. She has worked with the Western Michigan University Synchronized Skating Teams for over five years training the team(s) in various dance techniques. She also worked with WMU's Hockey Team for one season, leading the team in dance warmups. She currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, working as a communications professional, and is pursuing her Master's in Communication Studies. In her free time, she enjoys discovering new ways to explore Charlotte with friends, crafting, and shopping.
Dr. Zeljka Vidic is an Assistant Professor/Graduate Program Coordinator in the Human Performance and Health Education department at Western Michigan University. Dr. Vidic is a Certified Sport Psychology Consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. Her teaching, research and consulting are in the areas of sport and performance psychology and coaching.
Dean is an ice dancing coach currently living in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He trained in Canton, MI for 4 years along side of Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, and the Shibutanis. He was the 2011 National Junior Dance champion and 2011 Junior World bronze medalist with partner Charlotte Lichtman. As a coach he specializes in choreography, trains solo dancers for the National Solo Dance Series, partners girls through their dance tests, and helps all types of skaters develop their skating skills by applying his technique through exercises. He graduated from Western Michigan University in 2016 with a major in biomedical sciences and a minor in chemistry.
Strength and Conditioning
Jennifer M. Query-Kokoshkin, MA, CSCS, USAW
Manager, Borgess Athletic Performance and Fitness Program
Jennifer Query received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science and master’s degree in education with an emphasis in exercise physiology from Western Michigan University. Prior to managing the Borgess Athletic Performance Program, she worked as an exercise physiologist for Kettering Health Network in Ohio, and as head strength and conditioning coach for Western Michigan University’s softball, women’s basketball, women’s gymnastics, women’s track and field, women’s cross country, and men’s ice hockey teams. Jennifer is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).