About Us

The Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association began in 1987 and is the professional organization for Missouri's cheerleading coaches.  Even though we concentrate on the junior high and high school cheerleading programs, we invite cheerleading coaches who are or have been involved at any educational level to join the organization.


MCCA is a non-profit organization that strives to create positive game day and competition experiences for the cheerleaders in the state of Missouri. The organization is maintained by its current members and is devoted to moving Missouri in the best possible direction for the future of cheerleading.  

MCCA holds coaches to high standards to introduce and maintain the safety of their cheerleading squad. The organization adheres to the NFHS safety rules and works closely with MSHSSA to ensure cheerleading in schools continues to promote high standards of performance for all cheer teams. 


Coaches from around the state have the opportunity to create a support network with fellow coaches, amend the current constitution and competition rules or scores by attending the annual Coaches Conference, and provide their cheerleaders with opportunities to last a lifetime, such as the All-State Cheer Team and scholarship opportunities in the state of Missouri. 

Executive Board Members

President Tom Reynolds

I receive certifications on an ongoing basis for cheerleading. In addition, I have over 17 years of experience in cheerleading and 13 years of professional experience working for National Cheerleaders Association as an instructor and head instructor. Previously, I served as an At-Large representative on the MCCA Board -- working with other members of the MCCA Board as a legality and penalty judge at Regional and State competitions.


Vice Predisdent Billy Hoskins

Educating fellow coaches, I feel, is one of the most important qualifications I have for this position. I have coached and/or choreographed for all of the divisions that Missouri offers, and have helped to take many programs from lackluster to state champions. The success of that magnitude requires the reorganization of thoughts and expectations within a program, while safely communicating skills implementation and progression. It demands that you bring all stakeholders up-to-date with today’s cheerleading style and standards. I feel that those experiences have made me knowledgeable on how each school size can successfully operate a cheer program. I am excited to bring more programs into this organization & our competition by doing more of this. Furthermore, I am currently the head coach at Southeast Missouri State University. This program has given me the opportunity to see a more administrative side to cheerleading, as budgeting and event coordination occurs on a much larger scale. In turn, it has even further prepared me to take on the role as president of this wonderful organization. Being the president of MCCA not only has a huge amount of responsibility, but also a significant load of stress. I understand and realize this commitment, and feel my current and past cheerleading experiences have prepared me for this. I would like to also add that I have been a member of MCCA for 16 years and have been coaching for that long as well. I have worked closely with the board to help continue the success of MCCA. A few things additionally I have helped with are: deduction judging at the state level, competition committee and being a regional director. This has all sat me up for the role of president. My passion for cheerleading does not just stay with me and my squad, it extends to those around me as well. Cheerleading isn’t just what I wanted to do one day when I woke up. This is a passion that resonates deep in my heart. It would be a complete honor to serve the membership as your president. As I said before educating coaches is one of my strongest qualifications but my experience with MCCA and how things run are equally as strong.


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MCCA Executive Board

Treasurer: Sara Otto


Secretary: Rachael Larsen

secretary @missouricheercoaches.org


Sandi Gildehaus


Tricia Blankenship 


Laura Sasser 


Competition Director: Delanne Carlson competition@missouricheercoaches.org

Conference Director: Jenn Newmann conference@missouricheercoaches.org