TRAINERS & COACHES
We believe that all the sports in our facility are TEAM sports and the HCT coaching staff is committed to teaching your child to be the best they can be while making memories along the way. By choosing Hollywood Cheer and Tumble you are choosing an organization that holds integrity, honesty, quality, and sportsmanship to the highest standard. All coaches are safety certified.
Tiy Fountain has been in the cheerleading realm since 1985, starting as a cheerleader for Milton Hershey High School in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He was a three-time High School National Cheerleaders Association All American. Tiy attended Florida International University majoring in Public Relations. He was a two- time Collegiate All American and Grand National Champion for the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA). He received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Thomas Edison State University.
Tiy has been a member of the NCA for 13 years and was head instructor for eight years. He received the L.R. Herkimer Team Award, as well as the Top Instructor Award. American Cheerleader Magazine has ranked Tiy as one of the top 10 most influential instructors in the industry, and he has been listed in America's “Who’s Who” as an outstanding coach. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States, England, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, and Chile working special events, camps, conferences, and choreography clinics.
His unique, creative vision and execution have made him sought after by organizers and producers throughout the world. He has choreographed countless parades and halftime shows including the following:
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Fourth of July Spectaculars, the Jeep Aloha Bowl, the Cheer/Dance sections for the Bowl Games of America since 2010 which includes Alamo, Champs, and Gator Bowl Half Time Performances and the 2015 Pearl Harbor Parade in Honolulu.
He gained additional notoriety when he proudly received the Spartan Hall of Fame Award for Visual & Performing Arts in Music And Vocal Performance from his alma mater, the Milton Hershey School in 2009.
Tiy has also had the unique opportunity to work with schools and organizations including Top Gun All-Stars (FL), Hayden All-Stars (GA), Twisters Elite (Sweden), Team Scotland, and Absolute Academy (Canada). He has coached the NCA Junior Co-Ed Champions 2011 World Cup Starlites, World Cup Shooting Stars “Five-time World Champions” and was awarded the World Cup Coach of the Year for 2000, 2012, and 2013. Tiy was the resident choreographer and coach at the World Cup Cheerleading Training Center for 17 years and is the owner of A Blaque Tiy Affair Choreography company.
He is currently a talent agent and manager at Milestone Talent Agency for the New York/ New Jersey and surrounding areas.
Michayla "Mimi" Bennett
Michayla “MiMI” is a veteran cheerleader with over 20 years of cheerleading experience. She has cheered at one of the most prestigious schools in the nation, Morehead State University. She transferred to Ball State University where she was a cheerleader and studied Fashion Merchandise.
She’s been on the worlds floor multiple times and UCA nationals and also represented the USA in Japan, she is an expert when it comes to elite competition preparation.
Mimi has recently excepted a role in a new movie coming out about cheerleading, “Power of Rah”. She is also the Head Cheerleading Coach for Park Tudor Highschool.
Outside of cheerleading MiMi is a designer at JB Graphics and she is what they call a “Hype Beast”. She has over 100 pair of shoes that are custom designed by Kanye West, Louis Vuitton’s Virgil Abloh, and many more that we can’t keep up with. Mimi is also a gamer and claims to run the sticks on COD, so challenge her at your own risk. She loves cheer and her passion shines through personality on and off the mat.
PARTNERS & ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
To contribute to positive change and achieve our sustainability goals, each partner has owned extraordinary organizations around the world. Their expertise enables us to do far more than we could alone, and their passion and talent inspire the core group at HCT. It is our pleasure to introduce you to a handful of the partners whose accomplishments and commitments are representative of the Hollywood Cheer and Tumble. We are fortunate to call these wonderful partners "fearless leaders".
Partner- Management and Finance
As one of the partners of Hollywood Cheer and Tumble, I wanted to first say that I believe every child has a chance. Every child has different needs, talents, personalities, and outlooks on what life means to them, and it is important that we as adults recognize that. My job at Hollywood Cheer and Tumble are to make sure the kids get everything they need and more. Training and working with kids goes beyond what they learn in the class. I myself and Hollywood Sports Center staff hope to make a positive impact on each child. I hope to give each child the ability to succeed, and the confidence that perhaps they were once lacking. If I'm able to make a difference in at least one child's life, then I know I've done my job.
Partner/Coach - New Business Development
Patrick is a Humanitarian, Leader, Athlete... A former cheerleader with the (18) Eighteen-time NCA National Champions, the University of Louisville in Kentucky, and the (11) eleven-time National Champions, Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) in Athens, Texas.
Patrick has made an impact on the cheerleading and Gymnastics industry. He is a three-time Collegiate All American, a Co-ed Partner Stunt national titleholder, and is ranked as one of the top coaches in the nation. In addition, Patrick has produced six cheerleading training videos, is an award-winning choreographer for high school, collegiate, and all-star teams. He is also a safety certified and a former high school and collegiate instructor for NCA. Patrick also judges state, national and international events and was once sat on the USASF National Advisory Board.
Patrick has been brought on to help with new business and customer relations as well as to help with the transition of athletes that want to cheer at the Collegiate level . Patrick currently has a division (Paragon XL) within his PC Brands company which has had mounds of success in the area of helping athletes get recruited by collegiate coaches.
Tumbling and Team Coach
Rick Clemons has been in the cheer industry for over 10 years. He’s spent his first 2 years at the University of Cincinnati, while coaching Allstar Junior 3 and Senior 5 at Champion Elite. He transferred to Ohio University where he cheered for two years before becoming the Assistant Coach and then becoming the Head Coach for two years. He was also an instructor for Americheer and UCA during college.
Rick was a cheerleader for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indianapolis Colts. He is currently the President of ParagonXL, a recruiting platform for Cheerleaders, Acro and Tumbling. Outside of cheerleading Rick enjoys spending time with his wife, a former IUPUI cheerleader, and their 3 children. He also loves technology and videography. He graduated from Ohio University with his degree in Management Information Systems and is currently a Data & Analytics Consultant.
Rick loves teaching tumbling classes and coaching teams at Hollywood Allstars, and challenging athletes to soar above expectations, and discovering the importance of mental and physical discipline beyond cheerleading.
Aliyah cheered Allstars for10 plus years. She attended college on a competitive cheer scholarship at Lindenwood University.
Aliyah graduated with two bachelors degrees. One degree in criminal justice and the other in business administration. She also taught tumbling and helped with teams at a gym while in college.
Aliyah currently is the coach at Carmel Middle School and loves working with all the athletes at Hollywood.
Joyce was the former Vice President of Operations of COA, LLC. in Columbus, OH. She also previously held the title of Human Resource Senior HR Director, for JAMBrands, Inc. in Louisville, KY. She holds an extensive resume within the non-profit, small business and spirit industry sectors.
Joyce is a results-driven HR Professional with over 15 years' experience creating innovative business solutions and HR initiatives that promote employee and company growth. Proven success managing multi-site operations and establishing HR policies, procedures, and programs that align with organizational objectives.
Currently Joyce is the COO of PC Brands and located in Carmel Indiana and she is a partner in PC Brands Solutions a company providing sports /business- human resources management to startup businesses and spirit industry clients within the United States. PC Brands Solutions differentiates itself in the market by aiming to satisfy not only small business owners but actual customers; the corporate clients. The company does this by emphasizing services that increases productivity and by providing comprehensive ongoing service and training to the customer.
Pam is no stranger to the cheer industry. She has been involved with the school, rec, and all-star cheer for many years. Some of her highlights include:
-Judge for State, National and International Competition 35+ (Cheersport, COA, Cheer LTD, UPA, USCA, Americheer, WCA, Championship Spirit Group, UCA, IHSA judge, Former Head Judge/State final
Founder-Past President of Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association- Present Trustee
-Chairman Cheerleading Forum of America 200
-Inducted into Hall of Fame USCA
-Inducted into Hall of Fame UPA, ICCA Hall of Fame
-Coach of the year International Cheerleading Foundation 1991
-Former NCSSE State Director/Cheer Coach Riverside Junior High
Stunt and Tumbling Instructor
Darren is from China. He is a senior at the University of Louisville who is majoring in international business. Darren is currently cheering on the Louisville Coed team. He also has a background in coaching tumbling, cheer, and stunting. He cheered for two years at Butler University. After leaving Butler Darren, went on to place in the Top 3 at the IFC World Championships. When Darren is not on the sidelines, you can find him the show Power of Rah where is plays the character of David Wu.
Next Staff To Join The HW Family
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Coach and Tumbling Instructor
Jabari began gymnastics at the age of 3, competing on a boys team for 6 years. He placed 2x State Champion on floor level 6 & 7. At the age of 13, he began competitive cheerleading on and off for 7 years. Jabari began coaching tumbling at 16 and have been with Hollywood since 2018.
Mandy has been in the cheerleading world for almost 20 years. She was coached by Pat Cowherd her entire cheerleading career and loves the fact that sheis able to work with him now.
Mandy also cheered at Carmel High school and was a Carmel Pup when she was younger. She has competed at the Cheerleading World's several times under the coaching of Parick Cowherd and Margi Beaver.
Mandy has a beautiful two year old daughter named Aria who inspires to be a future cheerleader.
Becca Counen has throughly enjoyed working at Hollywood for a year and looks forward to this summer coaching with her kids! She was a gymnast for 9 years at Deveaus, and then a cheerleader for 5 years after finishing her gymnastics career.
Becca spent 2 seasons at Indiana Elite and her freshman through junior years of high school on Carmel’s Varsity Football and basketball cheer teams. In her senior year of high school, she decided to shift her focus to singing and dancing, and loved being apart of Accents, Carmel High School’s all girl, competitive show choir ensemble.
In the fall, Becca is to attend the Honors College at Purdue University to study History and Political Science in pursuit of attending law school. She has loved being apart of the staff at Hollywood, and is excited to continue her cheerleading career here as a coach!
Jody has been involved with gymnastics for the majority of her life. Growing up, Jody herself was a level 8 competitive gymnast, cheerleading in high school and was also on a competitive co-ed cheer team in high school.
Jody has coached gymnastics, tumbling classes, cheerleading for schools, and competitive cheer. Jody is currently the Head Coach for the Noblesville High School’s Varsity Girls Gymnastics program. She has served as the gymnastics head coach at Noblesville for 18 years. Coaching is Jody's passion and teaching the skills and fundamentals of gymnastics and tumbling goes well beyond just being “on the mat”.