Tierra Thompson
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Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 4th Season

This season marks Thompson's fifth year as a dance coach and her fourth 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 hip-hop title again this season and compete for the collegiate dance title as well.

Thompson graduated from Aurora University (Ill.) with a degree in Recreation Administration and a minor in Communications.  She currently works for an area high school where she holds the position of Senior Practicum Coordinator and serves as the Athletic Director. Thompson's 12-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 2011-12 Dance - Paw Prints Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Paige BajenskiJR Mokena, Ill.Lincoln-Way East
Heather HaneySR Midlothian, Ill.Bremen
Courtney McFallFR Tinley Park, Ill.Tinley Park
Chelsea MerrowFR Kenosha, Wis.Indian Trail Academy
Caitlin MiernickiFR Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
Molly MiernickiFR Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
Chioma OkereSO Chicago, Ill.Lane Tech
Katie PikelSR Orland Park, Ill.Sandburg
Ariana RosadoJR East Chicago, Ill.The Indiana Academy
Romy SazonFR Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
Jessica ScatesSO St. Louis, Mo.Ritenour
CapStephanie SchmeskiSR Alsip, Ill.Marist
Tierra Thompson Image
Head Coach
4th season
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Assistant Coach
1st season
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Assistant Coach
1st season