Meet our Cheer Coaches!

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 JV Cheer pic
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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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