WKU Cheerleaders


Our clinics are an opportunity for high school cheerleaders of any grade to prepare for cheerleading at the college level. This is also an opportunity for seniors planning to tryout at WKU to get a head start by learning the tryout material early and meet other potential cheerleaders to work on tryout material. Attendance at a prep stunt clinic can take place of the first tryout clinic day to ease in travel during tryout week. Liability form and information sheet must be turned in at check in of each clinic. No pre-registration required. The liability form can be found at our web page. The cost is $75 per clinic.

Saturday, January 28th   5:30-8:00pm    Held at Diddle Arena, Aux Gym B Bowling Green, KY 42101

Saturday, February 25th      3:00-6:00pm    Held at Diddle Arena, Aux Gym B Bowling Green, KY 42101

Sunday, April 9th        2:00-5:00pm      Held at Diddle Arena, Aux Gym B Bowling Green, KY 42101

A waiver must be filled out in order for cheerleaders to participate. Click HERE to access the waiver.

Current WKU Coed and All-girl cheerleaders as well as the coaching staff will be available to work with you on stunting, tumbling, baskets, and etc. The tryout material will be taught and assistance offered on cleaning up that material. Each tryout participant will need to learn the fight song and a cheer that they will be required to know for tryouts. In addition to the fight song and cheer the all-girl tryout participants will also be required to learn a dance.

2017 Western Kentucky University Tryout Information
Tryout Date: TBD
Location: Diddle Arena
Tryout Clinic Dates: TBD
Clinic Times: TBD
Location: Diddle Arena Auxiliary Gym B

Dress for clinics should be a form fitting top and cheer shorts for women for all girl and Coed. For tryout day, coed would like a cheer or tennis skirt and tank. All girl wants a plain white t shirt and black shorts for our tryout day attire. Cheer shoes are mandatory and no jewelry is to be worn.

For men we would like to see t-shirts and athletic shorts for clinics, polo and athletic shorts for try-outs. Cheer shoes are mandatory and no jewelry is to be worn.

Tryout clinics will conclude nightly with the coaching staff making a cut each night. On the final tryout day, we will have a closed door tryouts. After that, we will have one final cut. Cuts will be based on performance of the participant during the tryout process.

For any questions concerning the prep clinics or tryouts, please contact: 

Coed - Tom Jones: 270-202-0425 - Tom.jones@wku.edu
All Girl - Joshua Bewley: 270-799-1336 - wkuallgirlcheerleading@gmail.com





2015-16 WKU Cheerleading Program

Coaching Staff

(Left to Right): Sarah K Jones, Tom Jones, Joshua Bewley, Joni Hall

WKU Cheerleaders Turn in Record-Setting Performance at National Championships

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. --   The WKU Cheerleading team completed a record-setting showing at the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) College National Cheerleading Championships, with the all-girl team placing third in the nation and the co-ed team finishing eighth in the nation.

The all-girl squad's third-place finish out of 18 programs is the highest ranking in WKU's cheerleading history, and the eighth-place finish by the co-ed team out of 23 schools is just shy of last season's fifth-place result. The competition, held at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla., is a showcase of top collegiate cheerleading squads and features highly-competitive Division I programs in a variety of routines.

Both teams will receive a $5,000 prize credit toward their entry into next year's event and will be featured on ESPN's coverage of the event due to their high placements.

The co-ed squad is coached by Tom and Sarah Jones, and the all-girl squad is coached by Josh Bewley, Joni Hall and Lori Bewley.

Varsity competed in the UCA College Competition and received 2nd place in Division I in 2004 and 2006.  Varsity and All Girl Squads competing in 2009 and 2010  in Division IA and received two Top Ten Finishes.

Large Coed: Cheer Football and Men's Basketball
All-Girl Squad: Cheer Football and Women's Basketball


Stacey R. Coy
December 27, 1974 - January 8, 1998

The Western Kentucky University Athletics Department has established a Memorial Scholarship Fund in the memory of Stacey Coy.

Stacey, a senior health care administration major, died in an automobile accident on January 8, 1998.

Stacey was a varsity cheerleader for football and men's basketball for three seasons, serving two years as co-captain. She fulfilled her dream of serving as "Big Red" during the 1997-98 season.

This scholarship fund has been established for WKU's cheerleading program.

Scholarship donations
can be sent to:

Stacey Coy
Memorial Scholarship Fund

c/o WKU Foundation
Western Kentucky University
1 Big Red Way
Bowling Green, Ky. 42101