Jake has an extensive background with the sport of cheer, which is what makes him a great fit for Mater Dei Prep! He is a 2x UCA College National Champion and a 7th year veteran instructor and choreographer with the Universal Cheerleaders Association. Collectively, Jake has 10 years of coaching experience at the youth, all-star and high school levels.
Throughout his life, Jake has been coached by some of the best in the industry over many years of training. In addition to being trained by those individuals, he’s had the pleasure of working and coaching alongside those coaches as well as instructors and choreographers from all over the country. This is inevitably an advantage to Jake as a coach as he received hands on experience from acclaimed individuals. Jake expressed he is “excited to use my knowledge and past experiences to a growing program so close to home.”
Jake adds “the quality I look for in an athlete is how they adjust to change, in cheerleading things are being changed very often.” He looks for adaptability in his athletes and says “someone who is able to step into any position without hesitation is something I truly admire.”
Jake’s main priority when setting goals for his team this season is simple, “to be back doing what they love, as do I.” With his passion and experience with cheer he brings a strong sense of motivation to the table. Jake expressed that he wants to “ensure these athletes are their absolute best on the sidelines at games, in the classroom, and in their community.”
We are extremely excited to begin a new athletic journey with great guidance by Coach Jake. Go Seraphs!