The purpose of the cheerleading team at Grace Community School is to promote school spirit, lead students, fans and athletes, continue traditions, and establish an enthusiastic atmosphere on campus and at athletic events. The cheer team includes a Varsity squad (students grades 9-12) and a Mascot. They cheer at football, volleyball, and basketball games, compete in the TAPPS State Championship each season and do multiple appearances and service events throughout the community.
2023-2024 Cheer Team
Bailey Lamb, Brynnley Carlson, Claire Carpenter, Emma Kinney, Grace Ortiz, Grace Wilson, Gracie McCoy, Jadyn Reeves,
Karsen Ramirez, Maiah Wilhelm, Makayla Cauley, Presley Little, Rhiannon Tull, Rilo Tull, and Scarlett Moser
Head Cheer Coach
Head Cheer Coach
Maggie Williams Koehn is in her fourth season as the Varsity Coach for Grace Cheer. A Tyler, Texas native, Koehn is a Baylor University graduate where she was on the Baylor Co-Ed Cheer Team for four years. She served as a team captain on the cheer team while pursuing a degree in Studio Art – Graphic Design. She also has earned a Master’s of Science in College Student Personnel from Arkansas Tech University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership in Higher Education through Abilene Christian University. She grew up dancing at Dance-N-Drill and danced and cheered for 12 years and transitioned out of dance and into competitive cheer at Spirit of Tyler in high school. That is where she ultimately fell in love with cheering. Maggie started taking coaching to the next level when she became the head cheer coach during her master’s program at Arkansas Tech University. Maggie continued to
coach at the collegiate level back in her hometown at UT Tyler. She just finished her time at UT Tyler where she coached there for seven seasons with the UT Tyler Spirit Squad teams. The Spirit Squad is made up of Dance, Mascot, STUNT, and the Cheer team. She also cheered professionally for three years for the Houston Rockets and one year for the Indianapolis Colts. Maggie also served as the Interim Director of External Operations and Relationship for Patriot Athletics and additionally advised the Greek sorority, Zeta, and the student-athlete advisory committee, also known as SAAC. Academically, Maggie has trained others and presented on leadership on multiple occasions, including local schools in East and Central Texas, along with an East Texas Leadership Summit as a co-presenter with Dr. Colleen Marzilli. She has also created a curriculum with the Associate Dean of Students at UT Tyler, Kim-Harvey Livingston, for freshmen Student-Athletes that provides leadership skills and coordinates with a mentorship program. Her most recent venture with her husband was the acquisition of DND Flyers to which she and Stephen relaunched as Flyer Athletics Tyler. They have been in business since May of 2021 and have already had over 1000 athletes walk into their facility, from hosting college recruitment clinics to kid’s camps, to training our own athletes at Grace. The Koehn’s exude the Spirit for Grace Cheer and the school and we can’t wait to see you and meet you at events this year.