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Brandon Staff

Peter Lezin

       Peter is the President of Brandon All Stars and has coached at Brandon since 1997. Peter spent 15 years as a head instructor for the National Cheerleaders Association where he trained coaches on proper progressions and safety techniques. Peter was also on the Collegiate Staff for NCA and is a judge. Peter is a former cheerleader from The University of South Florida and is a former coach of USF. His credits also include coaching the 2009 and 2011 Cheerleading Worlds Gold Medal Champions as well as the 2010 and 2012 Cheerleading Worlds Silver Medal Champions. Peter is also a choreographer nationally and internationally. Peter is credentialed up to level 5 in Stunts, tumbling, and basket tosses and will be coaching Senior Chrome, Senior Black, and Senior Platinum during our 2013-2014 season. He enjoys spending time with his wife Tara, mixing music, and doing crossfit.


Joslynne Harrod

 Joslynne is the Vice President of Brandon All-stars and has almost 15 years of competitive coaching experience. This is her 9th season with Brandon All-Stars. Joslynne's teams have consistently been nationally ranked and her credits include coaching the 2009 and 2011 Cheerleading Worlds Gold Medal Champions as well as the 2010 and 2012 Cheerleading Worlds Silver Medal Champions. She is USASF credentialed up to Level 5. She is a former Florida State University cheerleader and was also a 4-year head instructor for NCA. Joslynne graduated from FSU with a Masters degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. This season Joslynne will continue coaching Brandon Senior Black. When she is not at the gym, she enjoys spending time with her husband Clem, her son CJ and her daughter Kinley.


Jillian Henderson

Jillian is in her fifth year coaching at Brandon. In her first two years she coached our Mini Level 1 team that ranked high consistently throughout the season and had their best season ever at Brandon in 2009- 2010.This season she will be coaching our Junior Level 3 team (Junior Maroon). Last season they placed 3rd at  Cheersport Nationals. She was born and raised in Tampa, FL. where she was a former high school and All star cheerleader. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Elementary education. She is currently a fifth grade teacher at Pride Elementary. Jillian was born on November 2nd, and is the younger half of the only sister combo we have on staff. Joslynne is her older sister.

Tara Lezin

Tara will be going into her 5th season at Brandon Allstars. She is coaching Sr. Maroon and Junior Chrome this season. Tara is also the Director of our BA ProShop. Her teams have placed well consistently on the local, state and national level throughout her coaching career at Brandon. Outside of the gym she is a crossfit trainer, athlete, and enjoys spending time with her husband, Peter. Tara only provides stretch, jump, and conditioning privates.

Kyle Armstrong

Kyle was born in Houston, TX. on January 7th, and has 10 years of cheerleading experience. Four of those years were spent on our own Senior Black, where his team won the first world champion title for Brandon All Stars. Kyle is also a three time Cheersport National Champion. He was a member of Brandon Steel. Kyle will be attending Hillsborough Community College and will be coaching Senior Platinum and Senior White. Kyle is able to work with any age, levels 1 through 5.

Vince Mele

Vince is in 6th season with Brandon Allstars as a coach, as well as a tumbling and stunting instructor. Vince's teams have consistently placed very well on the local, state and national level. Vince is in his second year as our Stunt Director. He was a member of Brandon's International Coed 5 team, Senior Steel. This season, he will be coaching Junior Maroon and Senior Silver. Vince is able to work with any age and any skill level.

Brandi Hotchkiss

Brandi has 15 years of competitive cheerleading experience and is in fourth season of coaching here at Brandon Allstars. Adddtionally, Brandi is also the Brandon All Star Media Coordinator. Brandi is a Senior Black alum and was a member 2009 World Champion team. In the four years that Brandi has coached at Brandon she has worked with various age groups and skill levels including Mini through Senior age teams, coached levels 1-4 and has also worked with our All Star Prep program. This season she coaches Mini Onyx, Junior Chrome and Senior Silver. Brandi also teaches tumbling classes and private lessons. She offers tumbling lessons for new athletes, stretch, jump and stunting lessons.

Shelly Teal

Shelly is starting her fourth season at Brandon. She is originally from Orlando and was an all star competitor for 8 years. She was a member of Steel in 2012 and a member of Senior Black in 2011, where her team won Brandon’s second world champion title. Shelly currently attends the University of South Florida studying Secondary Mathematics Education. She is also the President of the USF chapter of the Kappa Delta Sorority. Shelly will be coaching Senior Silver this season.

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Mark Frisk

Mark has been a competitive cheerleader since he was 8 years old on a national level for All Stars. He is also a 3-year member of the NCAA Division I Small Coed NCA National Collegiate Champions. He competed on the Level 5 International Coed team that won back to back NCA National Titles as well as placing 2nd and 3rd respectively at WORLDS 2009 and 2010. Mark is a Criminal Justice Major and when he is not coaching at the Brandon All-Star gym, he works at perfecting his MMA techniques and enjoys his beloved Hound, Jake. He will be providing both team and individual private tumbling instruction this year. Mark works with all ages and skill levels and will spot fulls, doubles, and extra advanced skills.

 Levi Brown

Levi is in his second season at Brandon All Stars. He is originally from Tampa, Fl. He was a NCA Head instructor for 8 years and a Cheersport head instructor for 8 years. Levi is a choreographer and has won numerous national titles with teams he has coached and programs he has done choreography for. He has coached for Carolina All Stars and Charlotte All Stars. Levi will be coaching our Tiny’s, Youth Onyx, Senior Maroon and Sr White teams this year. Levi is willing to work with any age and skill level, but would prefer to work with advanced tumblers working on twisting skills.

  Chris Cupp

Chris started cheerleading for Tampa Bay All Stars for 7-8 years, where he learned most of his tumbling. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington on a cheerleading scholarship from 2006-2010. Chris started teaching tumbling my senior year in high school, working with his high school cheerleaders. While he was in Texas, Chris taught at ASI gymnastics for a couple years. After ASI he started working with Rebel Yell All Stars and Spirit of Texas. Chris moved back to Tampa in 2010 where he worked at Golden City Gymnastics from 2011-2013. Chris works with any age and any skill level.

Alexa Jordan

Alexa is in her first season at Brandon All-Stars. She is originally from Bartow, FL where she cheered on Varsity for 4 years. She earned the inaugural state championship title. She also competed at UCA Nationals. She went on to cheer at a Junior College in Kansas on a full cheer scholarship, where she began coaching a recreation team in the community. Upon moving back to Florida, she currently attends USF and has cheered on the co-ed team. She became involved with a community program coaching i9, pop warner and has also assisted various local high schools with their programs. Alexa has over 8 years of cheer experience. She began coaching All-Stars at a local gym. There she coached Tinys, Half-Year, and a Senior 2 team. She now coaches Tinys, Mini Onyx, and Junior and Senior Half-Year. Alexa is able to work with any age and any skill level. She work especially well with younger children.

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Ashley Chavez

Ashley is in her first season at Brandon All Stars. She recently moved to the Tampa area from Destin, FL where she spent the past two years. She is originally from Los Angeles, California and later moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Ashley has been involved in cheerleading for over 15 years. After cheering in high school, she went on to teach camps and choreography for 5 years as a Head Instructor for CTC. She previously coached for Beach Elite All Stars and won numerous national titles with her teams. This will be her ninth year working as a judge and analyst for the American Championships, through which she is USASF safety certified. She also currently works as a Sales Manager for Marriott. Ashley will be coaching Youth Onyx and Senior Onyx this season.

Jordan Valdez

Hello everyone! My name is Jordan and this is my second season coaching at Brandon All-stars. I joined the BA family in 2008 as a cheerleader and spent the next five years cheering on Senior Black, Senior White, and Steel. I am currently a senior at the University of Tampa studying Fine Art for Photography and minoring in Communications. I am also a sister of Delta Gamma and hold the position of Vice President of Programming for our sorority. I am very excited to be coaching Senior Onyx and Senior Chrome for the 2013-2014 season!