Tierra Thompson
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Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 5th Season

This season marks Thompson's sixth year as a head dance coach and her fifth as head coach of the Saint Xavier University Dance Team, Paw Prints.  The former NBA Milwaukee Bucks dancer led the 2009-10 team to a first place finish in the Collegiate Hip-Hop Division at the UPA National Cheer & Dance Championships in Minneapolis, Minn.  Thompson looks to recapture the team dance title as they compete for the first time at the NAIA/NDA Collegiate Dance Competition in Daytona Beach Florida.

Thompson graduated from Aurora University (Ill.) with a degree in Recreation Administration and a minor in Communications.  She currently is receiving her Masters in Leadership- Higher Education and works for an area college where she is the graduate assistant in the Multicultural Affairs Office. Thompson's 15-year dance career includes stints with the Milwaukee Bucks, the Kane County Eagles' semi-pro football team, the Rockford Lightning of the CBA and for the Chicago Machine of the MLL.

Roster for 2012-13 Dance - Paw Prints Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Allie AlarconSO  Alsip, Ill.Shepard High School
Alexzanderia ClemmonsSO  South Holland, Ill.Thornridge
Cristina HernandezFR  East Chicago, Ill. Indiana Bishop Noll
Catlyn HicksJR  Oak Lawn, Ill. Richards
Courtney McFallSO  Tinley Park, Ill.Tinley Park
Chelsea MerrowSO  Kenosha, Wis.Indian Trail Academy
Caitlin MiernickiSO  Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
Molly MiernickiSO  Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
Darlene NarcaFR  Orland Hills, Ill. Andrew
Chioma OkereJR  Chicago, Ill.Lane Tech
Katie PacellaFR  Orland Park, Ill. Sandburg
Kathleen PikelSR  Orland Park, Ill.Sandburg
Britney RomanoSR  Crete, Ill.Bloom Trail
Romy SazonSO  Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
Jessica ScatesJR  St. Louis, Mo.Ritenour
Daneesha TillmanFR  Chicago, Ill.Kenwood Academy
Megan UrbanczykSO  Orland Hill, Ill.Sandburg
Tierra Thompson Image
Head Coach
5th season
Samantha Laster Image
Assistant Coach
2nd season
Stephanie Schmeski Image
Assistant Coach
1st season