Jay started cheering back in 1994 at Monrovia Middle School and then went on to cheer at Sparkman High School. After graduation he cheered at Snead State and The University of Alabama. Jay was also apart of UCA staff before he joined the Marines. He has instructed tumbling classes and coached competitive cheer at different gyms across the state before deciding to open his own facility. Now as the owner of AEC, he continues to encourage and teach the future generation of cheerleaders through class instruction and allstar coaching.
Jennifer was a competitive gymnast for 13 years including being on the level 8 and 9 state teams for 2 years. She has coaches competitive cheerleading for over 2 years and continues to coach tumbling classes today.
Coach Caton is currently the head coach of Supremes and the assistant coach to Lady Reign. She has cheered at the high school and all star levels. She cheered for The University of Alabama at Birmingham for 4 years and now coaches teams and classes.
Coach Ashley or better known as "Chief, is currently the head coach of our Junior 2 team, Monarchs. From high school to all star cheerleading, Ashley cheered for over 15 years and has had over 5 years of coaching experience. She has choreographed for middle and high school cheerleading and has judged cheerleading tryouts at all levels.
Emily is currently a cheerleader at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and has 4 years of experience on UCA staff. She has cheered at the high school and all star levels.
Lexi is a junior staff member that helps with our specialty and intro level classes. She has experience in the competitive and high school cheerleading world and she currently is an athlete on our senior 3 team.
I’m TJ Cunningham from Lincoln, Tennessee. I grew up in competitive gymnastics until High School when I switched to All Star Cheer. All Star cheer was my passion and it allowed me to attend and cheer for the University of Alabama. After school I coached all stars and developed tumbling class curriculum to develop effective progression. I’ve been away from cheer for a few years while starting another career and opening my business, Helena Nutrition. Come by and see me for your healthy shakes and energy teas!!
I’m excited to join the staff and I can’t wait for you to see what opportunities this sport opens up for your children!
The coach can make you practice, the crowd can cheer you on, but only the desire for success can make you a champion.