Hannah (Freshman) is back for her 3rd season as a Patriots coach.
Grade/School – 12th Grade at Groves High School
Cheer Experience – 4 year Groves Varsity Cheerleader, former Royal Oak Charger
Reason I love Cheer – I love how you are able to make lifelong friends, and I love being thrown in the air.
Favorite Quote – Be where you are, otherwise you will miss your life
Sydney (JV) is coaching her 2nd team of Patriots.
Grade/School –12th Grade at Groves High School
Cheer Experience – 2 years at Groves sideline, will start 3rd year for Birmingham United this winter.
Reason I love Cheer – I love cheer because I love being able to see myself improve. I also love cheer because it’s a great way to meet people and a great confidence booster.
Favorite Quote – Be the type of person you want to meet.
Fun Fact – Favorite food is pasta!
Iisha (Varsity) is coaching her 3rd Patriots Cheer Team.
School – Oakland University
Cheer Experience – 10 years of cheer experience
Reason I love Cheer – I love cheer because it’s not only about the athleticism. Through cheer I’ve gained leadership skills, an understanding of teamwork, and a look at what hard work and dedication should be.
Favorite Quote – Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice make perfect.
Faith (Flag) is coaching her 1st Patriots team.
Grade/School – 10th grade at Groves High School.
Cheer Experience – In 2nd year doing sideline cheer on the Groves Varsity Team.
Reason I love Cheer – I love cheer because of the team bonding and I love to stunt.
Fun Fact – I have a British accent from my parents but I was born in Michigan!
Laiko (Flag) is coaching her 1st Patriots team.
Grade/School – 12th grade at Groves High School
Reason I love Cheer – I love cheer because your teammates become your sisters.
Favorite Quote – There’s no secret to success. Just hard work.
Ainsley (Flag) is coaching her 1st Patriots team.
Grade/School – 10th grade at Groves High School
Cheer Experience – 2nd year Varsity Cheerleader
Reason I love Cheer – I love being with a team that’s always there for you and I love flying!
Favorite Quote – The mind is everything, what you think you become.
Jessica is in her 2nd season as Team Mom for the Patriots Flag team.
Cheer Experience – Started dancing at 4 years old and started cheerleading in Elementary school all the way through High School.
Reason I love Cheer – I loved cheer because I could dance, stunt, and shout all at the same time and I was always the loudest 😊Now I love cheer because I get to see the enjoyment it brings to my daughter, Evelyn.
Fun Fact – I have two daughters who are my pride and joy…Evelyn (6 years) on the flag team & Blythe (18 months)
Bethany and Renee (Managers) are volunteering for our 2nd year as Patriots Cheer Managers, after spending a year watching our daughters from the stands (which is where we met!).
Fun Facts – We share 50-100 texts and 2-3 phone calls a day. We also share clothes (thanks to Renee for lending Bethany a dress for a wedding last weekend!), and often attend cheer events in matching outfits (how does that happen?).
We each have 3 children. Bethany has Macy (10, on JV team), Marcus (7) and Taylor (4), and will celebrate 15 years of marriage to Matt in a few weeks. Renee has Bennett (16), Susie (14) and Sofia (11, on JV team). Renee and Dan have been married for 18 years.