Chad - Memphis Cheer Owner

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Chad is from Danville, Indiana. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Ball State University while cheering there all four years he attended. He then pursued his Master’s Degree at Delta State University, where he cheered for two years and won an UCA College Championship in 2000. Chad then relocated to Memphis, TN where he began his coaching and teaching career. Chad started teaching history and geography at White Station High School in 2001, and is currently still there. He coached Southaven Middle School from 2001-2005, where they placed top 5 at UCA Nationals each year he coached. Chad transitioned into coaching All Star cheerleading at Desoto Starz All Stars from 2002-2005. During his time there, he won three UCA All Star National Championships with Level 4, Large All-Girl. In August of 2006, Chad began working for Frankie Conklin at Memphis Elite. He won numerous national championships while working at Memphis Elite, taking several teams to World’s and Summit. During Chad’s time at Memphis Elite he also coached the University of Memphis Coed Cheerleading squad from 2006-2013.The highlight of his college coaching career was winning a UCA College Championship in 2013 with the University of Memphis. Chad has also coached numerous school teams in the Memphis area including St. Benedict High, Collierville Middle School, and Collierville High School. He has been the head coach of Collierville Middle and High School for seven years. During his time with Collierville Middle, he has coached them to win UCA World’s Championship in 2014 and UCA National Championship in 2015. During his time with Collierville High School, they won UCA World’s Championship in 2017. Chad’s successes in school and All Star cheerleading has led him to be the current owner of Memphis Cheer, formally known as Memphis Elite. Other than cheerleading, Chad’s biggest passions are his two boys Brennen and Keagan. A fun fact about Chad Odle is that he played college football and was an assistant high school football coach for three years in Indiana.

Tony Crump - All Star Coach and Private Lesson Instructor

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Tony is from California. He attended and cheered at Palomar University, Morehead State University, and University of Memphis, where he won numerous college cheerleading championships. Tony was also UCA partner stunt champion in 2007. One of the highlights of Tony’s cheerleading career is when he won an UCA College National Championship with the University of Memphis in 2013. Tony was also a member of the USA Coed National Team, winning multiple gold medals. Tony decided to transition his love for the sport into coaching school, collegiate, and All Star cheerleading. He currently coaches West Collierville Middle School, where he has led them to five state titles. Tony has coached at Memphis Cheer, formally known as Memphis Elite, since 2011.During his time at Memphis Cheer, he has coached his All Star teams to Summit 5 times. He currently is a head All Star coach at Memphis Cheer, where he continues to share his passion with his athletes. A fun fact about Tony is he coaches the University of Memphis cheerleading squad and has won 3 collegiate titles. GO TIGERS!

Joe Arkansas - All Star Coach and Private Lesson Instructor

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Joseph Arkansas is from San Diego California. He has been coaching cheerleading/tumbling for 17 years now. He graduated from Morehead State University and the University of Memphis where he cheered and won multiple college championships. One of the highlights of Joseph’s college cheer career is when he won UCA College Nationals with the University of Memphis in 2013. Joseph was also a member of the USA Coed National Team. He started his cheerleading and coaching career at The California All Stars, in San Marcos California. He then coached at multiple gymnastics facilities in the state of Kentucky. He is currently the coach at Desoto Central High School in Southaven Mississippi, where he has won UCA Game Day three times. Joseph is currently a head All Star coach and tumbling instructor at Memphis Cheer! He has coached several of his All Star teams to UCA All Star Championships as well as Summit. Recently, Joseph won an UCA International All Star Championship in 2018 with Junior 2 Chrome. A fun fact is that Joseph loves to play golf during his free time.

Tiffany Collum

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Tiffany was born and raised in Memphis, TN. Tiffany attended Bartlett high school where she started her passion for cheer. She later graduated from the University of Memphis with a degree in business. She has been coaching cheerleading for 20 years, which includes recreational cheer, school cheer, and All Star cheer. Throughout her coaching career she has led many athletes to win multiple All Star titles. She began coaching at Memphis Cheer, formerly known as Memphis Elite in 2014. One of Tiffany’s favorite coaching moments is when she won an UCA International Championship in 2018 with her Mini Level One team, Mighty Minis. She continues to coach all star cheerleading at Memphis Cheer where she gets to share her love and passion with her athletes. A fun fact about Tiffany is that she has a daughter named Kayla who she adores. She also works full time at Cort where she excels with her business savvy qualities and charisma.

Jasmine Darnell - All Star Coach, Cheer Technique/Stretch Coach, and Private Lesson Instructor

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Jasmine is from Clarksville, TN where she did her first two years of college at Austin Peay State University. She then transferred to the University of Memphis to cheer in 2012. She won a UCA National Championship with the University of Memphis in 2013. Jasmine continued on her collegiate career at Memphis and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Education degree. During her time in college she worked for UCA staff where she gained much experience instructing high school and college spirit squads across the country. She continued on her cheerleading career by being a member of the USA National Coed Team in 2013,14,15,16, and 2018. She has won four gold medals with USA Coed. Jasmine continues her passion by coaching both All Star and school cheerleading in the Memphis area. She has been coaching for 11 years. She is currently the head coach of MUS and Desoto Middle School. Jasmine has been coaching for Memphis Cheer, formally known as Memphis Elite, for over 6 years. She is also a head All Star coach at Memphis Cheer, where she has won multiple championships as well as attended summit 5 times. One of her favorite moments coaching at Memphis Cheer is when she won an UCA International All Star Championship in 2018 with Junior 2 Chrome. Jasmine continues to share her love and passion of cheer with her athletes every day by spreading knowledge and positivity. One fun fact about Jasmine is that other than cheerleading, her biggest love is her fiancé Matthew and her dog Prissy.

Macie Hatcher – Tumbling Coach and Cheer Technique/Stretch Coach

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Macie is from Memphis, TN. She graduated from First Assembly Christian School in 2020. She cheered for Memphis Elite (now Memphis Cheer) for 13 years and has attended Summit seven times. She won Nationals in 2013 and Triple Crown in 2014 with Black Smack. Macie was a junior coach at Memphis Cheer for 2 years while cheering for Blue Diamonds. She wrapped up her last season cheering on Blue Diamonds in 2020. She now continues to share her passion by coaching tumbling and All Star teams at Memphis Cheer. A fun fact about Macie is that she now cheers at The University of Memphis (the best!)

Adam Bittick – Private Lesson Instructor and School Team Tumbling Director

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Adam was born in Norfolk VA, raised in Memphis. He graduated from Southwest as a licensed EMT/Paramedic.  Adam began coaching tumbling in 1998 at Cheerleading Training Center (CTC). In 2000, he began coaching with Memphis Elite. Since then he had been the head team tumbling coach for the University of Mississippi, The University of Memphis, Memphis Elite/Memphis Cheer, in which he won countless national championships dating back to 2000. He has also coached multiple high school and middle schools in the tri-state area. Adams fun fact is that he likes long walks on the beach. 

Azaria Henderson-All Star Coach, Tumbling Coach, and Private Lesson Instructor

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Azaria Henderson was born in Austin, Texas. She spent majority of her life in Memphis, TN. She graduated from Gateway Christian Academy. She started cheering at Memphis Elite in 2012. She continued to cheer for 6 years at Memphis Cheer, formerly known as Memphis Elite. In her cheer career she has attended Summit 3 times. Azaria decided to carry on her passion for cheerleading after her last All Star season. She is now a full time All Star and tumbling coach at Memphis Cheer. A fun fact about Azaria is that she has mad dance skills.

Audie Monroe-Tumbling Coach, Private Lesson Instructor

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Audie is from Kansas. He cheered at University of Kansas from 2013-2018, where he placed 3rd at NCA partner stunt. He then graduated from the University of Kansas in 2018 with a Business Marketing degree. Audie furthered his education by pursuing his graduate degree at the University of Memphis in 2019-2020. During his time at Memphis, he represented the university on the coed cheerleading squad where he won a national championship. Audie has worked UCA staff for four years, coaching high school and collegiate athletes from across the country. Audie now coaches tumbling as well as specializes in coed partner stunt lessons at Memphis Cheer. A fun fact about Audie is that he has worked with cheerleading teams in France, Budapest, and Germany.

AJ

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AJ Kim is from Lansing, KS. He has been on UCA Staff since 2015 and previously cheered at the University of Kansas where he received his bachelors degree in Health and Physical Education K-12. He then transferred  to Morehead State to pursue a second degree. After Morehead AJ was the Video Content Creator for Flocheer and Varsity TV. He then moved on to an assistant coaching position at Missouri Valley College. He is currently at the University of Memphis finishing his second bachelors in Graphic Design and cheering as well. 

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We are committed to empowering a diverse community of athletes of all ages, skills, and abilities to become leaders.

We provide our athletes with access to a well-rounded, award-winning staff of coaches who are certified to equip them with the physical and mental strength necessary for success.

We ensure that our athletes have multiple opportunities to participate in a fun, safe, and positive family environment that promotes self-confidence to compete on the mat and in the real world.

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