Our Cheer Coaches

 

Katie Kapua

Owner

katiek@southbaycheer360.com

 

Katie has coached women’s gymnastics for 16 years and was a competitive gymnast. She has organized and created developmental gymnastics programs and has written gymnastics curriculum with an emphasis on progressions. She heard about the many injuries caused by cheerleaders skipping fundamental steps, and just throwing skills they were not prepared for. She started volunteering with teams and coaches to help them keep the athletes safe. While working with various cheer teams, she heard of the need for a quality cheer program in the South Bay area and decided to start South Bay Cheer 360. Katie has been USAG certified, currently USASF certified, CPR, and AACCA certified. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude and Honors in her major while receiving her BA in Liberal Studies. One of her greatest joys as the owner of South Bay Cheer 360 is enjoying and celebrating the daily successes of her students in the 360 program.

Kenny Hayes

All Star Director

Kenny has cheered and competed at the college level and in All Star Cheer.  He started working for South Bay Cheer 360 in 2014, and after leading our teams to numerous victories, he is now manages the Cheer 360 All Star program.  He loves coaching cheer because he gets to help kids reach their full potential not only in cheer, but in life!  Coach Kenny’s goal is to build strong teams at South Bay Cheer 360, and he will do that by building strong cheer families that bond and work together.   

Tim Rivera

Class Manager and Front Desk

 

Tim started cheering in high school, where he was recruited as a sophomore, and was the varsity captain for his last 2 years. He continued cheering in college and in All Stars.  Tim manages our class program, and also works the front desk.  He loves building relationships with the families in our gym, and helping his students reach their tumbling and cheer goals.  

Davis Rahal

All Star Consultant and Coach

Davis grew up in Florida where he started gymnastics at four years old, and soon after found competitive cheerleading in 6th grade. He then went on to cheer on Top Gun All Stars Large Coed team all of high school where he won over 15 National Championships with his team and Two World Championships.  He continued his cheer career into college by receiving a full cheerleading scholarship to the University of Central Florida. Davis graduated in 2011 from University of Central Florida with Honors with a Bachelors Degree in International & Global Studies, with a minor in hospitality, and another in Spanish Culture and Civilization.

In addition to coaching at Cheer 360, Davis is also a professional dancer, and has performed with: Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Super Bowl with Prince, and Erika Jayne just to name a few!

Shawné Livernoise

Class Coach and All Star Coach

Shawné has been tumbling since she was 6 years old when she started cheering for Pop Warner’s Torrance Panthers. Shawné was Varsity captain for Torrance High School’s Varsity cheer team, and was a competitive All Star Cheerleader for South Bay Cheer 360.   Shawné started coaching for Cheer 360 in 2016. She loves to coach because she feels cheer is such an insane and great sport, and she would love to pass on the passion she has for cheer to her students. During her time coaching at Cheer 360 she has helped her teams earn Grand Champions at national events, a Paid Summit Bid, Finalist at the D2 Summit, and numerous other victories.

Sydney Egan

Class Coach & All Star Coach

Sydney started her cheerleading in Palos Verdes Pop Warner.  In order to prepare for high school cheer she joined a Cheer 360 All Star team, and got hooked.  Sydney has been cheering with South Bay Cheer 360 since 2014, and has become a strong part of the 360 family.  With her teams she has won competitions such as: GSSA, Cali Finale, Aloha Las Vegas, CheerSport, USA Nationals, Jamz, and others.  Sydney started coaching for Cheer 360 in 2016, and is the favorite of many of our students.

Matt Mitchell

Class Coach and All Star Coach

Coach Matt came to 360 all the way from the East Coast.  He has been teaching and instructing cheer for 15 years, and has 9 years of competitive cheer experience.  He has experience stunting from levels 1 to 6, and tumbling from levels 1 to 5 in proper form, drills, and technique.  He coached and competed for Maryland Twisters in Maryland and Virginia.  At Maryland Twisters he a worked with teams and classes, and was one of the gym’s main tumbling instructors.  Matt has also competed with Top Gun’s International Level 5 team, Immortals.

Jake Hawley

Class Coach & All Star Coach

Jake is a West High School graduate with 2 years of cheerleading experience. Jake’s Senior year of high school he cheered on West High’s Varsity team winning a Jamz National Championship. Jake has worked for the LA Clippers Cheerleading and Dunk Team, and competed for 2 years with South Bay Cheer 360 on our Level 3 Senior Co Ed teams. Jake’s favorite part of cheer, aside from the tumbling, is perfecting his partner stunting skills. His main goal in cheerleading is to help younger students learn their tumbling and stunting skills. Jake hopes to continue his cheerleading in college when he transfers.

Bobby Miller

Class Coach

Coach Bobby grew up in Las Vegas and developed his love of love tumbling through his experience as an acrobatic performer on the Las Vegas Strip, a UNLV Cheerleader, and as a competitive Acrobatic and Power Tumbler.  His accomplishments as a competitive tumbler include: 3 time Nevada State Tumbling Champion, 3 time California State Tumbling Champion, 3 time Western Regional Tumbling Champion, and 2 time National Tumbling Champion.  Bobby started his coaching career in 1983 by coaching Las Vegas dance performers, and high school cheerleaders.  Since then he has trained dozens of National Tumbling Champions, and has helped many Cheer 360 athletes reach their tumbling goals.  Coach Bobby is also certified in level 1-5 tumbling with the USASF.

 

Jessica Sniter

Class Coach & All Star Coach

Jessica graduated from Cal State Long Beach earning a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.  She participated in All Star Cheerleading while growing up, creating the passion she has for the sport today. Jessica started teaching classes in early 2019, and is passionate about helping our young athletes learn proper technique to reduce stress and injury.