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EJ Jones, Cheer Director
Sparks Coach

About:

EJ is a returning coach and former deputy director for American Pride Cheerleading.  She is originally from Chicago but has considered northern Virginia home for over 25 years. She is a proud graduate of Penn State and Roosevelt University. EJ works at a higher education association and is adjunct faculty at NOVA. She has two daughters who cheer for APC.

 

Background:

Coach EJ started cheerleading in 6th grade, continued in high school and through college. Her high school squad hosted cheer clinics as well as participated in Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) summer camps. EJ was a member 1991 UCA All-Star Team. While in college she coached summer spirit camps in Rota, Spain for the UNI Camp Adventure Program.

 

Motivation:

“A good cheerleader is not measured by the height of her jumps but the span of her spirit.” Cheerleading teaches important life values such as preparation, dedication and working together as a team; it’s simply practice for the larger arena of life.

 

Fun Fact:

She is undeniably fanatical about 3 things in life…the greatness of the Dallas Cowboys, the awesomeness of Wonder Woman, and power of pineapple.

 

 

 

Stephanie Currie, Deputy Cheer Director
Fire Elite Head Coach

About:

Coach Stephanie is an original Bronx, New York native; however, she has lived/traveled throughout various parts of the country (predominately in the Southeast).  Spending most of her adolescent years in Northern Virginia, she is a proud Annandale High School alumnus.  Stephanie attended The American College for the Applied Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, majoring in Advertising. Later, she moved to Dallas, Texas where she pursued Human Resources Management with a concentration in Payroll.

 

Background:

Stephanie cheered in high school for the Annandale Atoms, and performed alongside her cheer sisters in state competitions.  She began cheer coaching in 2012 with APYFL.  In 2013, APYFL named Stephanie Cheer Coach of the Year, for her amazing leadership and zeal for her squad to succeed regardless of any obstacles that stood in their way.

 

Motivation:

Stephanie’s coaching motivation comes from her giving spirit and her compassion to mentor young individuals to be the best that they can be.  Stephanie’s goal is to make sure that her squad knows the power of self-worth and teamwork.  There are several mottos that she instills in her squad year after year…two of her favorites:  “Practice how you perform” and “You are great cheerleaders because you believe in you…more importantly, your coaches and your family believe in you…”  You do not need to have the highest jump, the best stunt, or the loudest voice, Stephanie believes if you work hard for your coaches, they will work hard for you!

 

Fun Fact:

She has one son and a myriad of ‘adopted’ children who call her Momma Bear.

 

 

 

Jamie Speer, Flares Coach

About:

Coach Jamie is a new coach this year but not new to APC. She looks forward to a productive and fun season coaching this wonderful group of girls. She has broad and extensive experience coaching gymnastics and cheer. Jamie is married to an active -duty Naval Aviator. They have three children and since moving to the Woodbridge area, their two girls are now participating in their second season of APYFL cheer.
 

Background:

Jamie hails from Corpus Christ, TX where she was very active in gymnastics (level-6), dance, and cheer. During her freshman year in high school she tried out for and was selected to represent her school in the highly talented and selective dance team. The Carroll High School “Tigeretts” set the standard for the area high schools as it relates to dance team proficiency and entertainment. She attended and graduated from Texas A&M (2001) with a B.S. in Communications (TV and Film emphasis). While Attending Texas A&M, Jamie was on the basketball and football cheerleading teams.
 

Motivation:

She absolutely enjoys the process of teaching young ladies. She looks forward to working with your daughters and watching them mature as cheerleaders for our APYFL Warriors!
 

Fun Fact:

While stationed for a time in Maine, Coach Jamie started a competitive travel cheer squad. This squad was comprised of 8-14 year-olds. In the first calendar-year of practive and competition, she transformed a squad of novices into a competitive and winning cheer team who proved their talents and enthusiasm at competitions throughout the North East.
 

 

 

Latoyia Dumont, Flames Head Coach

About:

Latoyia is a returning for her second season of coaching with APC. She is a wife, mom of 3, and business owner. When she's not driving minions to practices, attending board meetings, and driving her husband insane; you can find her singing horribly to songs on Smule.
 

Background:

While her background is in softball, when Latoyia's daughter expressed an interest in cheerleading instead of lacing up cleats, this mom received a crash course in cheer.
 

Motivation:

Latoyia's motivation, the kids. Watching their self confidence grow as a squad, as individuals, is why she as returned to coach.
 

Fun Fact:

Latoyia's favorite movies are the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

 

 

 

Maryssa Alexander, Flames Assistant Coach

About:

Maryssa is from Columbus, OH and moved to Dumfries in 2015. She has an AA in Paralegal Studies from Bradford School and currently pursuing a B.A. in HR Management/Project Management at Kaplan University.

 

Background:

Coach Maryssa cheered for 7 years when she was younger for the JT Falcons and the Krumm Park Packers in Columbus, OH.

 

Motivation:

Family has motivated her to coach because her niece cheers and her son play’s football. She will be out at the field daily and loves to help out the organization and the kids. Maryssa finds coaching rewarding because she is motivating and helping the cheerleaders work hard, show support, and be all they can be. Most girls dream of cheer and dance, so to be a part of that is special.  It’s a great feeling knowing that they are working towards something they love! Squad goals include having fun, giving it your all, remembering and recognizing all their motions and jumps, being loud and proud, and be beautiful doing it!

 

Fun Fact:

She attend Victory Christian Ministries International in Woodbridge VA, has 2 children, loves football (Dallas Cowboys & Oregon Ducks), loves to read books and hang out with her kiddos!

 

 

 

Stacey Lawson, Blaze Coach

About:

Stacey Lawson was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and currently resides in Woodbridge with her husband and two children. This is her 3rd year as an AP Cheer Coach and strives to be a positive role model for the youth of AP Cheer. 

 

Background:

As Jr. High and High School cheer captain, she developed a love for teaching and leading a squad. In college, Stacey participated on a cheer team and facilitated cheer camps for many high school squads.
 

Motivation:

Coach Stacey is an advocate for youth involvement in sports. She is committed to fostering a positive environment and developing athletic skill, self-confidence, and healthy camaraderie on her cheer squad.
 

Fun Fact:

She loves competitive sports, and participated in basketball, softball, and cheerleading throughout her school years.
 

 

 

Sierra Bedregal, Blaze Coach

About:

Coach Sierra is from Woodbridge, VA where she is a proud alumni of CD Hylton High School! Sierra attended Shepherd University majoring in Elementary Education and continued her education in Management of Human Resources. 

 

Background:

Sierra cheered her whole life in various cheerleading organizations and topped off her cheerleading career as a Varsity Hylton Cheerleader. Sierra began coaching last year (2015) with APYFL. 

 

Motivation:

Sierra and Stacey continue to enjoy watching their daughters grow and cheer together and plan to continue their joint coaching approach with APYFL. 

 

Fun Fact:

Sierra and her college sweetheart husband, Josh, have 3 beautiful daughters that you can spot cheering on the sidelines during each game and practice. 

 

 

 

Michelle Mclean, Fire Elite Assistant Coach

About:

Coach Michelle is a proud mom of 3 children. When she is not “ubering” her children all over NOVA, she is working at Allstate Ins "Wybersky and Associates" as a Licensed Sales Producer (so if you are ever trying to see if there is anything cheaper out there for you re insurance, give HER a call).

 

Background:

Her skills as a cheer coach have stemmed and grown from being a cheer mom for the last 3 years. This is her second year as assistant coach. Her highlights of cheer have been the Pep Rally performances and watching her daughter grow year by year into a FANTASTIC cheerleader.

 

Motivation:

Michelle is motivated coaching beside one of her closest friends and watching the girls as they mold them into better cheerleaders. She enjoys everything about the kids and even on her down days they always put a smile on her face!!

 

Fun Fact:

Coach Michelle is German born and raised and moved to Augusta, GA at the age of 16. And she LOVES roller coasters!!