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 is USAG certified, 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.

Triana Kaige

All Star Program Director

coachtriana@southbaycheer360.com

Triana Kaige grew up in a dance family, and fell in love with All Star Cheer as a young girl when she started cheering with Top Gun Allstars in Miami. Triana began her cheer coaching career in the Top Gun Gym, and has traveled the US and internationally building a strong background in All Star Cheer and choreography. She has coached and choreographed from Level 1 to International Level 5 at gyms such as: Fame All Stars, Just Cheer All Stars, Louisiana Cheer Force, University Cheer, Immortal, plus many more, and has traveled as far as Sweden, Canada, and Costa Rica. With Triana’s dynamic personality combined with her cheer and choreography experience, the 360 Gym is looking forward to a very successful competitive season.

Tim Rivera

Tumbling Instructor, Class Coach, and All Star Coach

 

Tim started cheering in high school, where he was recruited as a sophomore, and was the varsity captain for his last 2 years. During high school, his team won six 1st place titles, won State Champions at Spirit Club, and also won 1st place title at USA. He continued cheering in college where his team won CHEERpros State Champions at Spirit Club, and won 1st place title at USA. Tim has also competed with CheerForce’s International Level 4 All Star team. He was awarded the Top Ten All American Award at USA Spirit Camp in Anaheim, CA. Tim has coached tumbling, flyer, and cheer classes at South Bay Cheer 360 since 2014. He also assisted with the Senior Level 2 and 3 teams the 2014-2015 season, and coached a Level 1 Prep Team. He is CPR and USASF certified. This season he is the Lead coach for the Level 2 Junior team, and assistant for the Level 3 Senior team. He is also the JV coach for West Torrance High School. He is excited for this upcoming season, and all the new talent in the gym. He truly loves helping his students feel successful, and takes a lot of pride in assisting his students to achieve their goals.

Kenny Hayes

Class Coach and All Star Coach

Kenny started cheering for El Camino College and continued in the program for 2 years. At the end of his second year in 2014 , his team walked away with a State Championship at CheerPros. Kenny has been coaching for 2 ½ years now. He started at West Torrance High as the JV coach for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 season. In 2015 they won first place at JAMZ Nationals in Las Vegas! Kenny is currently now the head coach for North Torrance High School. He has been coaching tumbling and flyer classes at South Bay Cheer 360 for over a year, and is excited to start as an All Star coach with the Junior 1 team and Senior Level 2 team. He loves coaching cheer because he get to help kids reach their full potential not only in cheer, but in life! Being a coach to Kenny is not just about making students run and yell counts, it’s about teaching them huge life lessons like being a part of a team, responsibility, never giving up, time management, and all things that they can take with them when they leave our cheer gym. Yes, he can teach you how to do a back tuck, but he would rather teach you how to be a leader! Kenny’s goal is to build strong teams at North Torrance High, and South Bay Cheer 360, and he will do that by building strong cheer families that bond and work together.

Shawné Livernoise

Class Coach and All Star Coach

Shawne has been tumbling since she was 6 years old. She started cheering for Pop Warner’s Torrance Panthers. Shawne is currently Varsity captain for Torrance High School’s Varsity cheer team, and also is on her second year as a Junior Coach with South Bay Cheer 360. Shawne is also a member of the Coed Senior 4 team, Cyclone. She loves to coach because she feel cheer is such an insane and great sport, and she would love to pass on the passion she has for cheer to her students. Cheer has inspired Shawne to pursue a career in sports medicine as a sports physician, or orthopedic surgeon.

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.

Ashley Lucas

Class Coach and Assistant All Star Coach

Ashley is a vivacious junior at Palos Verdes High School who has been cheering since she was 11 years old. She has participated in Pop Warner, Candy Girls, 360 Cheer, and both JV and Varsity Cheer at PV. Ashley is also a captain on our Senior 4 team. She has enjoyed the competitive aspect of cheer and is thrilled to be able to share what she has learned by empowering and motivating younger cheerleaders. In her spare time, she also enjoys hanging out with friends, volunteering, and coaching.

Dalton Wilson

Class Coach & All Star Coach

Coach Dalton has brought his enthusiasm for tumbling from Alabama to Cheer 360.  Coach Dalton cheered at the University of North Alabama while earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Theater.  At NAU Dalton received Rookie of the Year his Freshman Year and was team captain his Junior and Senior year.  Dalton has been coaching tumbling since 2010, and stunt classes since 2011. Coach Dalton creates a positive atmosphere in all of his classes helping students to not only gain new skills, but have fun while doing it.  When he is not helping students gain new skills, he enjoys perfecting his own tumbling skills.

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.