Saluqi Cheerleading: Head Coach Sabrina Tiller
Sabrina Tiller, a former member of the Tennessee Titans Cheerleading Team and the Memphis Grizzlies Dance Team, is the cheerleading coach at Southwest.
Last spring, Coach Tiller recorded her second MTV "MADE" reality show episode after appearing on "MADE" as a cheer/dance and life coach (episode 65, Lexi Dance) which premiered December 3, 2011. Ìn 2012, she also led the Southwest cheerleaders to a 1st place win at the ECA Cheer Nationals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In 2011, Tiller's squad won first place at the Georgia Peach National Championships in Macon, Georgia. Seven Southwest cheerleaders placed in the top ten in the Individual Cheer Division and one placed in the top three in the Dance Soloist Division. In 2006-2007, Tiller guided the Southwest cheerleaders to a first place finish in the All-Female Cheer Non-Tumble Division in the Cheerleaders of America (COA) Lone Star Open Nationals in Dallas. In addition, Southwest placed the top four in the Individual Cheer Division and three of the top five in the Dance Soloist Division. In 2005-2006, Tiller led the squad to National Championships in two divisions in the COA Lone Star Open Nationals, also in Dallas. Under her direction, Southwest won both the All Female Non Tumbling and Collegiate Stunt Group divisions, and five Southwest cheerleaders placed in the Open Crowdleader individual division.
With over 15 years of cheerleading experience, Tiller has coached and had leadership sessions with White Station High School, Frayser High School, Craigmont Middle School, Raleigh-Egypt Middle School, and The Grandview Raiders Cheerleaders (Shelby Youth Sports), and has been a tumbling instructor at Dulin's Sports Academy in Cordova. She is a certified judge and announcer for COA (Cheerleaders of America) that includes state, regional, and national competitions.
While with the Titans, Tiller had the opportunity to dance with Toby Keith at the Country Music Awards. A Communications major at the University of Tennessee-Martin, Tiller cheered for the Skyhawks' football, women's basketball, and men's basketball teams, and also performed at the Ohio Valley Conference tournaments and championship games.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, she was captain of the Cardinal Varsity Cheerleaders for three years at William R. Harper High School in Chicago. Her senior year, Tiller was an Individual National Qualifier and a second place finisher in the Cheerleaders of America Individual Competition. In addition, Tiller was selected as an All-Star Cheerleader for the Chicago Public Schools and gymnast for the Jesse White Tumbling Team, performing at all-star games, competitions, exhibitions, parades, and other community events.
Tiller is the Territory Manager for Fresenius Vascular Care and University Vascular Access Center, an affilate of the University of Tennessee Medical Group.