THE CHEER CENTER
PAMELA PUCKETT -OWNER & ALL STAR CHEER DIRECTOR Sr. Level 5 & Level 3 Team Coach
Founder and Owner of The Cheer Center. Currently coaches Sr. Level 5 & Sr. Level 3. With over 35 years in the industry Pam has led her program for Cheer and Dance to over 175 National Titles over the last 16 years. The Cheer Center has been featured, in various sections, 3 times in American Cheerleader Magazine. The Cheer Center was also featured in the American Cheerleader All Star Insider as one of 20 featured gyms in the country in 2005. Recently featured in Cheer Biz Magazine, showcasing our new facility!
Pam began her coaching career after a 3 year position as a Summer Camp Instructor for Golden Eagle Cheer and Pom Camps. She moved on over the years to become a Camp Administrator and Regional Director for ECA. She began coaching with a PW School Rec program and then was asked to help with a high school program. She took over the program at Teays Valley H.S. and coached there until 1990, acquiring 3 National Titles along the way with the Varsity Squad and was named Coach of the Year 3 times at various Ohio competitions.
Pam then became the Assistant Director for All American Cheer and Dance Hawaii Performance Tour. This involved the selection of talented individuals from across the country to perform in an Individual Cheer and Dance Competition for college scholarship prizes. This included the performance in the halftime show, which Pam assisted in Choreography, at events such as the Pro Bowl, Hula Bowl, and Aloha Bowl. Other events that All American assisted were the Cotton Bowl and the Macy's Thankgiving Day Parade, which involved Dancers as well as cheerleaders.
Pam over this same time period began working with many local schools as a Tumbling Coach and assisting with choreography for competitions. She then became the Head Cheerleading Coach at Grove City H.S., where she coached for 4 seasons.
Judging at local, state, and National Competitions was a very huge part of her career having judged for many companies, such as: American Championships, NCA High School Nationals, COA, ECA, All Star Challenge, Atlantic Cheer & Dance, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsyvania, and Florida State Championships, and many local competitions.
Pam has been a designated Speaker at many Coaches Conferences over the last 5 years, such as American All Star Coaches Conf., Power Consulting Coaches Conference, COA, and Americheer. She has served on many Focus Group panels sponsored by the cheer companies.
Pam started the first team at The Cheer Center in 1997 and has coached many teams to National Titles and has coached the Senior Level 5 team at the World's Competition the past 5 years!
She is a USASF member and is Credentialed through Level 5. She has been CPR , Sports Med and First aid certified.
Pam is nicknamed "Pam Positive" and will continue to bring a positive attitude to all that she coaches. GO STARS!
ALY KLISE- Junior 3 & Sr. 5 Team Coach
Aly is in her 6th year of coaching. She participated in our All Star Program for 10 years. She cheered for one year at Kent State University and now is attending The Ohio State University where she also cheered one year on the OSU All Girl Competitive Cheer Squad. In her first year of coaching she lead her team to many first place finishes including; Cheersport Grand Champion, Cheerpower National Champions and received the Cheorography award.
Matt Mowery-Sr. Level 5 & Sr. Level 3 - Mini Level 1 Coach
Matt is entering his seventh year of coaching and eighth year of instructing tumbling at The Cheer Center. He currently coaches Mini Cheer, and Senior Cheer and teaches novice, intermediate, and advanced tumbling. Matt has been with the gym for ten years and has coached various teams to National Champion and Grand Champion titles including Mini Cheer at Jamfest Super Nationals in 2007.
Matt’s past experience includes 10 years of gymnastics, 5 years of all star cheerleading, including 2 years at The Cheer Center, and 3 years in individuals. In 2004, he participated in Hot Shots camp in Miami, Florida with various World Champion teams such as Georgia All Stars, World Cup, and Top Gun.
Matt graduated from The Ohio State University in 2010 with a degree in Interior Product Development. While in college, he competed on international open teams from world-renowned gyms such as ICE All Stars and Kentucky Elite.
Matt has also judged for various cheer and dance companies. He worked as an AmeriCheer summer camp instructor and has been teaching summer camps at The Cheer Center for 5 years. Matt choreographs routines for individuals, schools, and all star teams and has received various choreography awards.
CORTNEY CROMPTON-Youth Level 1 Coach
Cortney Crompton is currently the coach of the Youth Level 1 team at The Cheer Center, where she has been coaching for 9 years. She has coached from Tiny cheer to Senior Level 3. She has won several National Titles and Grand Champions including Mini Cheer Level 2 National Champs at Jamfest 2007 and Grand Champ. This past seaon her Youth 1 team had a phenomenol season winning 1st place at almost every competition and also getting Grand Champions several times!
Cortney has her degree in Education. Her past experience includes high school cheerleading and competition, 3 years All Star at The Cheer Center, 10 years tumbling coach and 5 years summer camp instructor.
ANGELA HILL - Youth Level 1 Coach and Sr. 3 Assistant coach
Angela is a coach for our Youth Level 1 team. She has 4 years of school cheerleading and competition gymnastics expereince. She is very active in all the details to prepare the team and parents for Competition. This is her 4th year coaching. In in the last two years, she lead our Tiny Level 1 team to 2 COA National Champs, Cheer Power National Champs and many other 1st place finishes. This past season was a phenomenal season for the Youth 1 team, winning mostly all 1st place finishes and several Grand Champs!
STACY MURPHY - Shining Stars - Special Needs Coach
Stacy is currently the coach of our amazing Special Needs Team - The Shining Stars!! The is her 1st year coaching. She is a Special Needs teacher by day at a Gahanna Public School. She works with the kids here at the Cheer Center and has done an awesome job. They have been recently featured in the Columbus Dispatch. We are proud of Stacy and her team!!
ANDREW SCHRANK - Youth Level 2 Cheer Coach
OLIVIA TODHUNTER - Hip Hop Coach
KRISTIAN PARKS - Mini Level 1 Coach and Jr. Level 2 assistant
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