Tami Fleming begins her third year as the head cheerleading coach at CBU.
Fleming was hired in October 2010 to replace her longtime friend Wendy Rice, who was tragically killed in a car accident
Aug. 10. Fleming is the third head coach since the program was started in
The 2011-12 season was one of the finest in program history as Fleming led the Lancers to an undefeated season on the West Coast winning the USA Collegiate Championships for the first time in CBU history. The team also improved their finish at the 2012 NCA College Nationals by placing second with only one-hundreth of a point separating them from a national championship.
In 2010-11, the Lancers finished fifth at the NCA College Nationals in Daytona Beach, Fla. It was the first time ever the Lancers had finished in the top five.
Fleming came to CBU with more than 14 years of coaching
experience in various capacities. From 2004-11, Fleming was the owner of West
Coast All Stars, managing the day-to-day operations of the all-star cheer gym,
coaching beginning, advanced and collegiate level teams as well as overseeing a
staff of 10 other coaches and 400 members.
Prior to that, she served as coach and director at the Crescenta
Valley Gymnastics Club in San Dimas, Calif., from 2001-03. While at the club,
Fleming started an all-star cheer program from scratch and tripled its size
within two years. She coordinated the day-to-day operations, coached various
teams, choreographed routines and organized music mixes.
Fleming began a coaching career in 1996 serving as the cheer coach
at San Gabriel Christian School. Three years later, she began coaching at the
freshman, junior varsity and varsity levels at Glendora (Calif.) High.
From 1997-2004, Fleming worked at Disney as an entertainment
performer, casting director, assistant manager in entertainment and educational