Karissa Titus – Cheer Director
Coach Karissa is a former cheerleader herself and started coaching as soon as she graduated high school. She brings over 16 years of coaching experience to OAX. During her career, Karissa has earned many national titles in the high school and all star divisions. Some of her accomplishments include: 2018 D2 Summit Champion, State & Americheer National Champion, D2 Summit Finalist & Summit Finalist, earned a full paid bid to Cheerleading Worlds and was a Finalist at Cheerleading Worlds.
Karissa is USASF certified in levels 1-6 stunting and tumbling. Karissa has a great background in the cheerleading world. She loves her family and loves working with athletes who strive for greatness. She is over the moon to be a part of the OAX Family and can’t wait for the future.
Coach Ja’Cia has over 10 years of gymnastics and tumbling coaching experience. She started gymnastics at the age of 7 and her passion for the sport flourished. Ja’Cia invested 12 years in competitive gymnastics and has won many state and national titles. She also has had the privilege of being a part of many great programs and has carried her tumbling knowledge with her. Her passion for tumbling has now followed her into her coaching career. Ja’Cia focuses on great technique, proper body shapes and conditioning. She loves to have fun and help athletes progress properly and safely. We are so excited to have her as part of the OAX family!
Alex Gonzalez has been an all-star cheerleader since she was 8 years old. She is has been a 6x Cheersport Champion, 2x Jamfest Champion, UCA Champion, AND a Summit Champion. Alex has also been to Summit 6 years in a row and has made finals every year she has attended placing top 5 each year. Alex has been a base, flyer, and really pushes herself in tumbling. Alex has 6 years experience coaching cheerleading and tumbling. Cheerleading is her absolute passion and she loves working with all of the athletes at OAX! She hopes to improve younger athletes, and help them become a passionate cheerleader starting at a young age.
Bri began her journey in All Star competitive cheer at the young age of 3. With 16 years of experience, she has competed from Levels 1-5 at many prestigious competitions. She is a 6x Cheersport National Champion and has placed top 5 at The Summit twice. As her passion for All Star Cheer continued to grow, she dreamed on one day coaching and pass on her knowledge and love for cheer while doing her best to influence the younger athletes at Ocala Athletix. She has been coaching cheerleading for 5 years with Ocala Athletix. Brianna has earned many state and national titles along the way and is so excited to be able to work with these young athletes.
Michael has been cheering for 8 years, two of which were here at Ocala Athletix. Michael has won numerous competitions including Cheersport, UCA, Jamfest Super Nationals, Summit, and Worlds. He finished his cheer career at Brandon Allstars where he became a Summit and World Champion in the same season. He attended the Cheerleading World Championship in 2021 & 2022, globing both times (gold in ‘21 & bronze in ‘22). Michael has been coaching tumbling & cheerleading for 5 years. Cheerleading has been his passion since the day he stepped on the cheer floor. He is excited to work with the OAX athletes and begin applying the skills and techniques he’s learned throughout his cheer career, from some of the best coaches in the industry, as a coach himself.
Emma has been an All star competitive cheerleader for 6 years , 4 of those years being here at Ocala Athletix. Emma has competed as a flyer in levels 1-4 along with plenty of experience in collegiate coed stunting. She is a 3x Cheersport national champion and has qualified for Summit every year she has cheered here at Ocala Athletix. Cheer has been a major part of her life and a passion of hers since she joined the OAX family. She absolutely loves working with all the athletes here at OAX and aspires to better them as athletes and grow their passion for all star cheer.
Brendon is a former OAX cheerleader. Cheering throughout high school, his passion for cheerleading brought him right back to Ocala Athletix to begin coaching after his last season as an athlete. Brendon is incredibly excited to further his coaching experience in the same place he once was an athlete. He is looking forward to continue to grow in this amazing sport and hopes to make a positive impact on athletes the way he was once positively impacted by his coaches. He cannot wait to watch the younger athletes he coaches grow up as cheerleaders and is proud to be a part of their progress. He is so happy to be a part of the OAX family.
Bella has been an all-star cheerleader for 9 years. She also participated in sideline cheer for 6 years, Varsity lettering all 4 years of high school. She is a 3x Cheersport Champion, a 3x summit finalist, and has won numerous state and national competitions. Bella’s journey with Ocala Athletix started 6 years ago, but she joined staff in 2022. She has an unwavering love for cheerleading and the hard working athletes at Ocala Athletix. Her goal is to continue to grow and learn so she can teach skills in the best way possible while instilling confidence into all athletes!
Tyler Terry has been an all-star cheerleader since the age of 12. With 5 years of experience, he has competed from levels 1-4 at multiple prestigious competitions. He is a 2x defending Cheersport champion and has earned many states and national titles during his cheer career. Tyler also has a lot of experience in tumbling, with skills ranging from level 1 to level 7. As his knowledge and experience in the sport grows, he is looking forward to spreading that knowledge to the younger athletes at Ocala Athletix. Tyler wants to teach them the physical & mental strength it takes to be a competitive cheerleader, which he learned during his own all-star cheer career. This will help them become the best athlete they can be.
Rinney has been cheering since she was 5 years old. Over my cheer career, she has been a flyer, tumbler, and backspot. Rinney is a 3x Cheersport National Champion, and 2x UCA National Champion. She’s also attended Summit Nationals and been a finalist countless times. She loves everything about Allstar Cheerleading, and she can’t wait to share my love for the sport with OAX’s youngest athletes.
Dakota Hamilton has been in all-star cheerleading since she was 11 years old and started her career at OAX. She is a 3x Cheersport Champion. She has also gotten a bid to Summit every year eligible and made it to finals. Dakota has been both a side and main base and loves to stunt! Her passion for cheerleading started at a young age watching her aunt cheer. As a coach, she hopes to inspire other athletes to have a passion for all-star cheerleading like she does!