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Matt McDonough

Matt McDonough

Cheer Director
Leighton

Leighton

Cheer Coach
Anthony

Anthony

Cheer Coach
Nikii

Nikii

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.

Leighton

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

Cheer Coach

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

Nikii

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.
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