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Matt McDonough

Matt McDonough

Cheer Director
Alize Aninipot

Alize Aninipot

Cheer Coach
Leighton Clarke

Leighton Clarke

Cheer Coach
Anthony Howard

Anthony Howard

Cheer Coach
Nikii Lewis

Nikii Lewis

Cheer Coach
Julia

Julia

Youth Cheer Coach
Arianna

Arianna

Rising Eagles Cheer Coach
Dehila

Dehila

Rising Eagles Cheer Coach
Jailyn

Jailyn

Rising Eagles Cheer Coach
Kaleea

Kaleea

Youth Cheer Coach
Sophia

Sophia

Rising Eagle Cheer Coach
Ayanna

Ayanna

Youth Cheer Coach
Katelyn

Katelyn

Youth Cheer Coach

Matt McDonough

Cheer Director

Matt McDonough has more than 25 years of professional experience in the cheerleading industry and has had very broad and unique leadership training experience.Matt spent the first part of his career as a cheerleading instructor and instructor trainer for Varsity Brands, allowing him to impact hundreds of thousands of cheerleaders and coaches across the United States. He has spearheaded camp sales, recruitment teams, and has been a national, regional, and global conference & education presenter/ speaker.Matt conceptualized and managed the development of the athlete management & membership system for the United States All Star Cheerleading Federation, the not-for-profit organization that governs club cheerleading athletes, coaches, and its member companies. Through his work with Varsity, USASF & the International Cheer Union (ICU), he has experience with administration of local, national, multi-national, & world championship events and conferences.Over the last 12 years, Matt has been assisting in the international growth of cheer and development of the ICU, the world governing body for the sport of cheer that achieved provisional Olympic status in 2016.This relationship has provided Matt with a wide range of experiences, from assisting in the closing ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics, to growing cheer as a business through consulting, educational program development, training coaches & athletes in more than 60 countries, event video production & content development for live venue and Olympic Channel broadcasts.Matt was honored to have been elected to the ICU World Governing Council, where he has had the pleasure of serving for the past 8 years.

Alize Aninipot

Cheer Coach

  • Ten years of cheerleading experience
  • UCA staff member
  • USF co-ed cheerleader
  • Specializes in stunting 

Leighton Clarke

Cheer Coach

  • 20 years of cheer experience
  • Team USA all-girl assistant coach
  • USF all-girl assistant coach
  • Former UCA instructor/trainer for high school and college
  • Expert in music and choreography
  • Conference speaker and judge

Anthony Howard

Cheer Coach

  • Eight years of cheerleading experience
  • UCA staff member
  • USF co-ed cheerleader
  • Specializes in tumbling

Nikii Lewis

Cheer Coach

Nikii Lewis has been cheering since 2001 and coaching for the past 9 years. She has coached collegiate and high school cheer as well as spent the last three years coaching mini level 1 athlete through successful competitive seasons. Her area of expertise is stunting and athlete development. She helps maintain communication throughout Radd Cheer with organizational input and helps develop our athlete's minds as well as physical abilities. Nikii graduated from Saint Leo University, where she cheered, with a Bachelor of Social Work degree, and then went on to receive a Masters of Business Administration.  She also holds a Master of Social Work degree from Florida State University and is excited to work with any student passionate about growth.

Julia

Youth Cheer Coach

  • 13 years of cheerleading experience
  • Former assistant coach and cheerleader at East Celebrity Elite
  • Former High School Cheerleading Captain
  • Specializes in tumbling

Arianna

Rising Eagles Cheer Coach

4 years Gymnastics All Star and HS Cheer Experience

Dehila

Rising Eagles Cheer Coach

Years Gymnastics ,All Star and High School Cheer Experience

Jailyn

Rising Eagles Cheer Coach

  • RADD Summer Instructor
  • USF All Girl College Cheer
  • High School Cheer
  • Gymnastics experience

Kaleea

Youth Cheer Coach

  • 6 years All Star Experience
  • 4 Years Gymnastics

Sophia

Rising Eagle Cheer Coach

4 Years Gymnastics & High School Cheer Experience

Ayanna

Youth Cheer Coach

  • 9 years experience 
  • Former All-Star Cheerleader & Coach 
  • Current USF cheerleader

Katelyn

Youth Cheer Coach

  • 9 years of experience 
  • Coached for 3 years 
  • High School cheer captain for 2 years
  • Enjoys working with kids