Coach Thiago has been in the cheerleading industry for 15 years working with multiple gyms throughout the South and Midwest. Thiago is currently the All Star Program Director for the FCA Gems in Pittsburgh,Pa and is on the USASF Regional Advisory Board for the North-East Region. He is also USASF Certified levels 1-5.
His teams recent successes include multiple NCA National and Cheersport National titles and Summit Championships, multiple State titles for High School and Middle School in South Carolina, top 3 finishes at Summit, and top finishes at Worlds. Most recently his IO5 FCA Gems Onyx completed an undefeated regular season earning a Full Paid Bid to Worlds finishing 7th out of the US teams and 14th overall.
Thiago’s favorite thing about coaching cheerleading is seeing the development and growth in his athletes thru the life lessons and discipline taught in the gym. His choreography philosophy comes from countless hours of routine study and being a full time student of the sport. “Attention to detail” is one of his favorite phrases and it shows in his work in creating captivating building skills. Cheerleading evolves at such a fast pace and Thiago prides himself in knowing all of the “ins and outs” of the scoresheet for every level and thinking of inventive and inspired ways to do traditional skills. Composing aesthetically appealing stunt and pyramid sequences is something that he loves to do.
He loves to focus on the people, the culture, and the processes that create success; which in turn will make winning take care of itself. Each Gym and Program is different and his understanding will ensure that his services are tailored to your program’s values and talents. Thiago’s concentration on “Perfection before Progression” innovative techniques in tumbling and building skills, imaginative choreography, positive and motivational style of coaching help form a solid foundation for success in every athlete and skill level.