Who is Coach Claudy??? We're glad you asked!
Claudy has over 11 years experience as a cheerleader and in that time has won numerous titles. In high school he cheered for ACF (All Central Florida) which later became UCF All-Stars, and is now OA East. After high school he cheered 7 seasons for the NFL, "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers," and was a part of the 2002 National Championship team.
Claudy has also coached for over 15 years and has won numerous titles as a coach/choreographer. He managed the tumbling program and teams at both Orlando Flames & UCF All-Stars (which are now OA) and excelled both gyms in stunting and tumbling. Claudy also has experience as a high school choreographer for 7 years now and his teams have won states on numerous occasions. Currently he is the coach for Bishop Moore Catholic High School; 5 times State Champions and 2012 National Champions.
Beyond coaching and choreographing, Claudy is also the Head Legality Judge for the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) of competitive cheerleading and is a current member of the rules committee for Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA). Furthermore, he is internationally and nationally (USASF) judge and Safety Judge certified. In addition, he's safety certified through the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administration (AACCA).
Claudy is the current Head Instructor for UCA where he trains professional cheerleading instructors and has been doing so for almost a decade. He runs tumbling camps for companies such as Spirit Cheer, Varsity International, and International Cheerleading Coalition (ICC). On his free time he is a music producer and has mixed for teams all over the world.
Claudy's work can be seen not only in trophies and on paper, but rather in the accomplishments of his cheerleaders which have gone on to cheer for UCF, FSU, FAU, Louisville, and more!
OA is more than thrilled to welcome a tumbling coach to our program that holds not only an immense knowledge of cheerleading, but offers a specialty in tumbling and mental blocks!