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Nicole Leago Devall, President

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  • Founded University Cheer Air Force, Inc. in 1991
  • 35 years experience in the Spirit Industry
  • USASF Certified in all levels, 1-5
  • AACCA Spirit Safety Certified
  • NFHS Member
  • Former NCA Super Center Facility Director & Franchise Trainer
  • Former NCA Southeast Texas State Director
  • 9 NCA Innovative Choreography Awards
  • Certified Varsity professional judge
  • National competition event judge for NCA, CheerSport and JamFest Supernationals
  • Served on the USASF Worlds score sheet committee in 2007
  • Public speaker for national coaches conferences including GSSA and American CheerPower
  • Houston Rockets Launch Crew Judge
  • USASF Regional Advisory Board Member 2015-2017
  • Elected to the NACCC for 2017-2019 - Southwest Regional Representative
  • USASF Certified in All Levels, 1-5
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Cherise (Giggles) Childs, Business Manager / Team Manager

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  • 5 years experience in Customer Care
  • Graduate of University of Houston with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management 
  • Former Captain for the UH Cheerleading Team
  • Graduate of Channelview High School
  • Former UC Air Force competitive cheerleader (8 years)
  • USASF Certified in Levels 1 & 2
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Robbie Perez, Training Curriculum Manager / Cheer Coach

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  • 22 years experience in the Spirit Industry
  • 17 years experience as owner/operator of acrobatic facilities
  • Graduate of Texas City High School - 1992
  • TCHS Cheerleader - 1989 - 1992; NCA Nationally Ranked 7th Place (89'), 4th Place (90') & 2nd Place (91')
  • NCA All-American - 1991 & 1992
  • NCA Staff Instructor - 1992 - 1994
  • Martial Arts Instructor - 6 years experience
  • Associates Degree (Education) - College of the Mainland
  • Cheerleading/Tumbling Instructor & Manager - Acrocheer Training Center  - 1992 - 1993
  • Power Tumbling/Gymnastics Instructor (Level 1 thru Level 10) & Manager  - Universal Gymnastics  - 1993 - 1997
  • Coach of National Champion & Nationally Ranked Power Tumblers (Level 5 thru Level 10 - Tumbling, Double-Mini Trampoline & Trampoline) - USAT&T/USAG Power Tumbling & Trampoline - 1997 - 1999
  • Coach of multiple All Star & High School National Champions
  • Coach of multiple All Star Individual National Champions
  • 5 Time Coaching Staff of the Year Award - American Cheer Power - 2004 - 2008
  • Guest Speaker/Instructor for Tumbling - American Cheer Power Coaches' Conference - 2002 - 2006
  • Coach of International Jr. Coed Level 5 - The Cheerleading World's - 2007
  • Coach of International Open Coed Level 5 - The Cheerleading World's - 2008
  • Houston Rockets Launch Crew Judge - 2013 & 2014
  • USASF Certified in All Levels, 1-5
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Katie Lamb, Team Manager / Cheer Coach

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  • Business Manager at REI Network, LP
  • Graduate and former Varsity Head Cheerleader from Clear Brook High School
  • Former All Star Head Coach and Program Director, Legacy Gymnastics (4 years)
  • 10 years experience coaching All Star & School Teams
  • 2 time NCA High School All American
  • 2 time UCA High School All Star - UCA Staff invitation
  • Former competitive dancer receiving mulitple solo and team national championship titles
  • USASF Certified in Levels 1 & 2
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

 

Shelbie Radin, Team Manager / Cheer Coach

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  • Kindergarten Teacher at Mae Smythe Elementary 
  • Graduate of University of Houston- Clear Lake with a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-6
  • Graduate of Deer Park High School
  • Former DPHS cheerleader (4 years)
  • Former DPHS cheer officer (3 years)
  • NCA All American & UCA All Star
  • Former UC competitive cheerleader (9 years)
  • Awarded multiple national titles in both individual and team events
  • Choreographer for local junior high teams (3 years)
  • Dance technical training (10 years)
  • USASF Certified in Levels 1 & 2
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Cody Gifford, Cheer Coach

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  • Graduate of Texas State University with Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice
  • Graduate of Clear Creek High School
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • Gymnastics/Tumble Coach-Dana's Gymnastics 2005-2006
  • Navy Seals All-Star Cheerleader 2005-2006
  • Texas State University Cheerleader 2006-2007
  • UCA Collegiate Nationals-Texas State University-6th Place 2007
  • All-Star Cheer/Tumble Coach-Gymnast Factory 2007
  • USASF Certified in All Levels, 1-5
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Joe Shaw, Cheer Coach

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  • Coach of multiple All Star & High School National Champs
  • 25 years in the spirit industry coaching All Star, College, High School and Jr High squads
  • Former Head Coach of the University of Houston Cougar cheerleading program
  • Former cheerleader for Arkansas State University
  • NCA Collegiate All American
  • Former legality judge and camp staff director for American CheerPower (2 years)
  • Former Cheer Instructor representing UCA in Japan
  • Former NCA Staff Head Instructor/ College Staff (5 years)
  • USASF Certified in All Levels, 1-5
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Johnny Batagower, Cheer Coach

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  • University Cheer Air Force Competitive Cheerleader (5 years)
  • University Cheer Special Forces Coach (1 year)
  • Won the1st all-star games coed stunting division 
  • Worlds participant 3 years 
  • Competitive Cheerleader (13 years)
  • All Star Team Coach (2 years)
  • Star of the Champions League 2 Movie
  • USASF Certified in Levels 1 & 2
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Beau Barton, Cheer Coach

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  • Graduate of Wright State University Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice
  • Graduate of Texas City High School
  • Former Member of Texas City High School Football Team - State Champions
  • Former Texas City High School Varsity Cheerleader
  • Former UCA & NCA Staff Member - Instructor
  • Former San Jacinto College Cheerleader
  • Cheered for Wright State University - Full Scholarship
  • Graduate of Wright State University - Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice
  • 3 time NCA All-American
  • 2 time Partner Stunt Champion
  • Coach of Franklin High School Competitive Squad for 4 years
  • Gym director for VEC - VEC coach 2 seasons
  • USAG Certified
  • Coached Special Olympics for the 10 years
  • Former Police Officer in Ohio
  • Former M.A.F.I.A. Cheer Gym Manager/Coach
  • Former General Manager Infinty Sports for 4 years
  • USASF Certified in All Levels, 1-5
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Cassi Thomason, Cheer Coach

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  • Accounting Department at Pasadena ISD
  • Graduate of Devry University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Accounting
  • Former Stephen F. Austin University Cheerleader (2 years)
  • Former UC Air Force cheerleader (6 years)
  • USASF Certified in All Levels, 1-5
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Madison Minter, Cheer Coach

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  • Graduate of Clear Falls High School
  • Clear Falls High School Cheer Captain
  • Perusing Real Estate License
  • Competitive Cheerleader for 6 years
  • PRO Make-up Artist
  • USASF Certified in Levels 1 & 2
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Amanda Bentley, Cheer Coach

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  • Graduate of Dickinson High School
  • 10 years in the Spirit Industry
  • AACCA Spirit Safety Certified
  • NFHS Certified
  • Heads up Concussion Certified
  • Former Texas Elite All-Star Cheerleader
  • Former Dickinson High School Dancer
  • Youth League Organization Cheer & Drill Team Coach, and choreographer
  • 4 years of Child Development and Psychology 
  • Assistant Director of The Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center
  • USASF Certified in Levels 1 & 2
  • CPR & FIRST AID Certified
  • USASF Professional Member
  • NCSI Background Checked

Elizabeth Ramirez, Cheer Coach

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  • Graduated from Clear Falls High School
  • Currently perusing nursing at San Jacinto
  • Competitive Cheerleader of 16 years
  • Volunteers at Texas Children’s Hospital
  • 3 Time All American (UCA / NCA)

Laura Rupert, Cheer Coach

  • Graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelors in psychology
  • Graduated from Clear Falls High School
  • Clear Falls High School Cheer Captain
  • 4x NCA All American
  • UCA All American
  • Competitive Cheerleader for 8 years
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