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Jay Taylor

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 Taylor

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. 

TJ Cunningham

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!

Caton Bennett

Coach Caton is currently the head coach of our junior level 1, Supremes and the assistant coach to our senior level 3, Lady Reign. Caton has cheered at the high school, all-star, and collegiate level. After graduating from UAB, she returned to her true passion of coaching cheerleading. You can find Coach Caton teaching our level 1 and specialty classes. 

Emily Colburn

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.

Claire Key

Claire has had over 6 years of experience at the all-star and high school level. She has worked with many school teams with choreography as well as coached the JV team at Spain Park High School. Claire currently teaches some of our level 1-2 classes and is the Assistant Coach for our Youth Level 2, Sovereign. 






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