Sarah Barland Flisowski is in her 10th year as Blinn College head cheer and dance coach. The Blinn College Dance Team has won numerous ADTS Collegiate Champions and has won seven national titles at NDA College Nationals.
In 2019, Blinn's dance team made history by claiming two national titles in Dance Team Performance Open and Pom Division II for its seventh straight championship. In 2019, Blinn cheer made history as the first team to win six national championships in Small Coed Division II after placing first at the NCA Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. The cheerleaders finished fourth at the NCA Championships in 2012 and second in 2013.
Barland Flisowski is a former member of the Blinn dance team and a graduate of Southwest Texas State University -- now Texas State University -- in San Marcos with a degree in exercise sports science and minor in political science. She also earned her master’s in physical education from Prairie View A&M University. Barland Flisowski then started her teaching career at Mesquite ISD, where she taught for two years at Berry Middle school. She went on to Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD to become the director of the award-winning RL Turner Lionettes. She was the director of the Lionettes for seven years before coming back to Blinn as the coach of the Blinn College Treasures Dance and Cheer Teams. Sarah also is an 18-year staff member with American Dance and Drill Team School, where she has been the ADTS Novelty Staff Captain and Social Officer Coordinator. Sarah has traveled to Florida as a member of ESP Productions, which is the halftime production company of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
The move to Brenham is a great one that puts her closer to her family. Her sister, Alice Henrichsen, with husband Eric and nephew Brady are all in the Houston area and mother Mary Sue Carter still lives in the Golden Triangle. Sarah is a graduate of Orangefield High School, member and three-year officer of the Orangefield High School dance team, and All-American Dance team member her senior year. Her hobbies include taking dance classes, triathlons, reading and watching college football. Sarah and her husband, Dax Flisowski, make their home here in Brenham with their daughter Kate.