Stephen Watkins | Gym Manager, Webmaster & Allstar Coach Stephen was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he began competitive cheerleading at age 10.
Since then he
has won countless regional cheer competitions and 10 national titles as a competitor.After high school Stephen was headed for the University of Oklahoma Cheer Squad where he served as a team member in 2004.He
also served as a tumbling and all-star coach for 4 years under one of the most renown cheer coaches in the industry, Shannon Young of Cheer Dynamix.After only a short time at OU, Stephen
was compelled to return to his
hometown to help in his
local church.While there he
wife, Kyla, and they were married on June 10, 2005.Shortly after being married he and Kyla moved to Saint Louis. . Soon after arriving he was the head tumbling coach at Spirit Elite in Chesterfield.He was coach there for the 2005 cheer season after which he joined the Pride of Illinois staff.He
is also a cheerleader at Lindenwood University
in Saint Charles.