Western Kentucky Athletics

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. The cost is $50 per clinic.

Saturday February 15th     3-6pm    Diddle Arena Aux Gym B

Saturday February 22nd   3-6pm    Diddle Arena Aux Gym B

Saturday March 29th      3-6pm    Diddle Arena Aux Gym B

Saturday April 19th        6-9pm      Diddle Arena Aux Gym B

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.

2014 Western Kentucky University Tryout Information

Tryout Date: May 10th Doors open to athletes at 7am – Tryouts begin at 8am
Location: Diddle Arena
Tryout Clinic Dates: May 7th, 8th, 9th
Clinic Times: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Diddle Arena Auxiliary Gym B

Dress for clinics should be a form fitting top and cheer shorts for women, for tryout day cheer or tennis skirt and form fitting tank.  For men we would like to see T-shirts and athletic shorts for clinics, polo and athletic shorts for tryouts. Cheer shoes are mandatory and no jewelry is to be worn. The entire tryout process is closed. Only coaches, judges, and athletes trying out are allowed in the gyms during the clinic and tryout process.

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

Coed - Tom Jones: 270-202-0425     All Girl - Joshua Bewley: 270-799-1336


2013-14 WKU Cheerleading Squad


James McMillen, Allie Farrell, Tyrone Alexander, Cierra Mytnick, Sabrina Stice, Keegan Keen, Miranda Young, Caitlin Coomes, Katlyn Whitworth, Kenny Turner, Kelly Johnson, Jerrod Moore, Kirstie Taylor, Samantha Kroger, Kole Wilkinson, Taran Marvel, Jacob Asher, Lesley Duke, Savannah Schmidt, Zack McMillen, Spenser Bradley, Andreaus Robinson, Keri Legg.

All Girl
Madison Hayden, Jennifer Hamilton, Bethany Moore, Bre Meeks, Morgan Hildebrandt, Sydney Hale, Emily Bouchard, Whitley Lawson, Ashley Begley, Tori Bischoff, Sherah Devore, Darielle Schroeder, Jessica Riley, Kacey Shepherd, Paige Dennis, Casey Millhof, Mackenzi Smith, Abby Huff, Whitney Grider, Andrea Bailey, Abby Quinlan, Holly Backer, Kylie Easten, Laura Banks.

2013-14 Coaching Staff


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



WKU Cheerleading Competes in 2013 National Competition 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. --   The Western Kentucky University all-girl and coed cheerleading squads both placed inside the Top 10 at this weekend's UCA College Cheerleading National Championships, hosted at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

The competition is considered the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country.

WKU placed eighth in the all-girl Division IA field after hitting a perfect routine in the semi-final round. The finish was higher than the likes of Mississippi State, Memphis and Temple. WKU was one of two non- automatic qualifying BCS programs to finish in the top eight, joining San Diego State who placed fifth.

The coed Hilltopper cheerleaders were one of 13 teams in the nation to advance to the final round, where they posted a ninth-place finish. WKU was one of four non-automatic qualifying BCS programs to advance to finals and beat out Tennessee, Mississippi State, Cincinnati, Florida State, Michigan State and Oklahoma.

The WKU all-girl squad is coached by Tom and Sarah Jones while Josh Bewley heads the coed cheerleaders along with Joni Hall. 

"We are so proud of our two WKU Cheerleading squads," said WKU assistant athletic director of marketing Lindsay Boyden. "They represented WKU in a first class manner and both placed in the top ten of their divisions respectively. These young ladies and young men work so hard all year long to compete with the best of the best. A big thank you to them and our great coaching staff for a job well done!"

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
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