Jeff is a graduate from University of Iowa with a degree in psychology and communications. He is co-owner of Camp Jeff (formerly ACE Cheer Camps) and oversees all programming. He has over 28 years of cheerleading coaching experience and is highly regarded as one of the best cheer coaches in Illinois and nation. His teams have been routinely distinguished at the state and national levels as top competitors. Jeff's vast experience and cheerleading knowledge has allowed him to revamp numerous cheerleading programs and turn them into champions.
Awards and Recognition:
IHSA Coach of the Year (2018)
NFHS Region Coach of the Year (2018)
NFHS National High School Coach of the Year (2018)
Keynote Speaker at Indiana Coaches Conference (2019)
Speaker at Wisconsin Cheer Coaches Conference (2019)
Iowa Cheerleading Coaches Conference (2019)
Winningest High School Cheerleading Coach in IHSA History.
High School Varsity teams have finished in the top 10 since the inauguration of the IHSA State Series.
IHSA and Illinois State Coach of the Year (2007)
National Federation Midwest Coach of the Year
Squads have appeared on the Jay Leno Show and on WGN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and ESPN
IHSA Cheerleading Advisory Board
IHSCCO Board of Directors
IHSA Cheer and Dance Official
Lake Forest High School
Glenbrook North High School
Northwestern University (Head Coach 2001-2004)
Former NCA Instructor and Camp Manager
Keynote Speaker at Indiana Coaches Conference
Speaker at Wisconsin Cheer Coaches Conference
Speaker at Iowa Cheerleading Coaches Conference
Speaker at IHSA, ICCA, and American Cheer Power Coaches’ Conferences
Writer for The Cheerleader Magazine
Serves on the Board of the Illinois Director of Student Activities
Official for IHSA, NCA, CYO, ICCA
Current High School Cheerleading Coaching:
Buffalo Grove High School (Head Coach 2011-Present)
Varsity team IHSA Coed Division State Champions (2013, 2015, 2016)
Varsity team IHSA Coed State Runner-Up (2014)
Varsity team finished 3rd in Coed Division at IHSA State (2012)
Varsity team finished 4th in Coed Division at IHSA State (2011, 2020)
Current Collegiate Cheerleading Coaching:
Robert Morris University Illinois (Head Coach 2019-Present)
Notable Coaching National and World's Awards:
ACE Cheerleading Coed Teams:
NCA All Star Nationals:
1st place (2013, 2015)
2nd place (2012, 2011)
3rd place (2010, 2014)
The Summit (All Levels Worlds Championship)
1st place (2013, 2015)
5th place (2014)
Past Coaching Highlights and Experience:
ACE Cheerleading Coaching:
Head Coach of ACE Coed Team (2004-2017)
Elk Grove High School (Head Coach 2004-2009)
Varsity team IHSA Coed Division State Champions (2005-2009)
Varsity team won the inaugural IHSA Coed Division State Championship (2005)
Varsity team finished 3rd in Coed division at ICCA State (2004)
Buffalo Grove High School (Head Coach 1995-2001)
Varsity team ICCA Coed State Champions (2000, 2001)
AmeriCheer National Champions Coed Division (1997-2001)
Junior Varsity team Second in ICCA State (2000)
Junior Varsity team ICCA State Champions (1998)
Varsity team finished 2nd in Coed Division at ICCA State (1998)
Justin is a graduate from Bradley University where he earned both his B.S. and Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT).
Justin is co-owner of Camp Jeff, formerly ACE Cheer Camps, and the Director of Business Operations. He has over a decade of management and leadership experience in business and healthcare. Justin presides over all day-to-day business operations including finance, marketing, program development, and corporate expansion/opportunities.
Justin is also a licensed physical therapist serving the Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, and surrounding communities. Justin also serves as a member on the board of directors for the Hair For You Foundation, a non-profit organization that distributes funds to assist in the purchase of wigs to children ages 18 years old and younger due to medical hair loss and being treated in the state of Illinois.
Justin was a member of ACE Cheerleading for 2 seasons including its inaugural coed team. He is also a former Purdue cheerleader. As a cheer coach for ACE, his teams consistently finished in 1st place and won numerous national championships including US Spirit Nationals and JAMfest Cheer Super Nationals.
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Rachael is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a degree in Family and Child Studies and a teaching certification in Family and Consumer Sciences. She has a masters degree in Classroom management from The American College of Education as well. Rachael also has over 8 years of coaching experience.
2016-Present Lake Zurich High School Head Coach
2013-2016 Hampshire High School Head Coach
2015 IHSA Medium Division State Champions
Founding Member of the Illinois High School Cheerleading Coaches Organization