Welcome to Grace Athletics
Head Dance Captain – Ellen Ferguson
1st Lieutenant – Lauren Herman
2nd Lieutenant – Jenna Woodard
Mary Margaret Roberts
Manager: Riley Mraz
Cougarettes Drill Team Director
Renee’ works at Dance-N-Drill studio where she is the Director of the Dance-N-Drill Dancers, Jr.Jazz Team, Youth, Jr. and Sr.Contemporary Teams and Jr. and Sr. “Extreme” Hip Hop Teams, Assistant Director for the “Tyler Golden Girls” as well as Head Coach for the D-N-D “Flyers” All-Star Cheer Teams. She is a professional private/public choreographer, qualified judge for dance and cheer competitions and auditions. Former choreographer for the University of Texas at Tyler Patriot Singers. Marching Auxiliaries Best Choreographer Award in contemporary, modern, hip hop, high kick, prop and character. Certified USASF Cheerleading Coach in training, safety, and stunting. CPR/AED Certified by the American Red Cross. Choreographer for the 1997 Pollen Weed Eater Independence Bowl Pre-Game Show. Former Tyler Junior College Apache Belle (Traveled and performed in Nice, France) (1989-1991). Former Director/Choreographer for the Continental Basketball Association Shreveport Crawdad Cheerleaders (1993-1995). Former Owner of “Center Stage Dance Company” and Director of the nationally ranked “Red River Southern Belles” in Shreveport, LA. Former Director/Choreographer for the Louisiana State University at Shreveport Dance Team (1994- 1996). Former Robert E. Lee Southern Belle (1987-1989), Officer (1988-1989). Former Dance-N-Drill Dancer (Traveled and performed at the Festival of Lights in Montreaux, Switzerland) (1986-1989). Former “Tyler Golden Girl” at Dance-N-Drill Studio (1983-1985), Captain (1984-1985). Renee’ has been married 28 years to her husband Jack and they live in Whitehouse, Texas. They have a 21-year-old son, Jackson, who attends Northwestern State University majoring in History and Foreign Languages/Foreign Affairs who will graduate in May 2019. The Allen’s attend the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception church in Tyler.
Pom Squad Director and Cougarettes Assistant
Amanda grew up at Dance-n-Drill studio where she was a “Tyler Golden Girl.” Former Robert E. Lee Southern Belle 2014-2017 where she serves as a Social Officer her Senior year, current Tyler Junior College Apache Belle where she serves as a Dance Captain. Amanda was the 2018 Tyler Rose Queen. She will attend U. T. Tyler in the fall to pursue a degree in Business. Her younger brother Preston Hiles attends Grace Community Middle School. Amanda and her family attend Glenwood Church of Christ.