Jeff - Crush Director
Jeff has been the Crush Cheer Director since 2015. Jeff started cheering when he was a junior in high school for a small all-star gym in south Florida called CheerTime Bulldogs. He then cheered 3 years for Tallahassee Community College and 3 years for the Florida State Seminoles.
Jeff’s coaching carreer spans gyms across Florida and Texas, including: CheerTime, Capital Cheer, Cheer Tech, Gym Force, Austin Cheer Factory and Cheer Athletics. His cheer accomplishments include 8 national titles and Youth 2 NCA & UCA national championship titles. Jeff’s favorite thing about being a coach with Crush is sharing a common vision with the coaches and athletes around him and knowing that he is working with the best of the best!
Faith - Administrative Director
Faith joined Champions in 2017 with over 15 years of cheer and tumbling experience and currently serves as the Crush Administrative Director. As a member of Desert Valley All-Stars in Palm Springs, California and the Lake Travis High School cheer team, Faith gained invaluable experience and knowledge that she continues to pass on to her students. With her strong emphasis on clean routines, Faith brings an encouraging and disciplined coaching style to our team. Her favorite part of coaching is watching her students go through progressions to master the skills they’ve been working so hard to gain. Additionally, Faith is her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
Ariel, a Coppell, TX native, is a current University of Texas at Austin student and is working towards her degree in Early Childhood Education. She has many years of competitive cheer experience including: six years as a team member at Spirit of Texas, where she won NCA four times, earned a silver medal at Worlds twice, and won the gold medal at Worlds in 2016. Ariel was also a member of UT’s White Squad cheer team for the 2016-2017 season.
Lexi, a current student at the University of Texas at Austin, is pursuing a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences with a minor in business. She has cheered since the age of 5 on both competitive teams, where she won four NCA titles, and her high school team, where she served as captain for two years. Lexi is entering her third year of coaching and her second year with the Crush Program. Fun fact – she has a prairie dog named Allen and an aussie/husky dog named Denver!