Coaches

Varsity Cheer Coach

Shane Bigelow

 

Shane has been cheering for the past 8 years, and coaching for 6 of those. He started at OC Allstars 6 years ago, and has continued his love of cheer there while expanding to Aliso Niguel High School in 2016. In his time at OC Allstars, he has attended the Cheerleading Worlds competition 5 times. He has coached all levels of tumbling and stunting, becoming USASF certified, ensuring he has the best knowledge to relay to each athlete he coaches. With his time at ANHS, he has brought back multiple first place victories, including a National Championship at USA Nationals in 2017. He hopes to continue to keep the growth of this program and continue the successes, but more importantly bring an environment to these girls that makes them all feel important and special. His number one goal for this program is to ensure the girls leave with more life knowledge in their minds, love in their hearts, and motivation to be the best they can be!

 

Varsity Song Coach

Sydney Davis

 

Sydney has danced for 15 years, and coached for 6 years. She started dancing at the age of 7 at Pace Elite. She also cheered competitively at Pace Elite for 8 years. In her time as a dancer, she attended the Dance Worlds from 2011 to 2017, and has won the world championships 7 times. She also danced at Orange Coast College for 2 years, and has won a national championship with her team in 2015. She started coaching Song at Aliso Niguel back in 2016, and is currently the Varsity Song coach. While coaching here at Aliso Niguel, she also coaches at Edison High School. She currently attends Cal State Fullerton, and will be graduating in 2020 with a degree in communications/advertising, and a concentration in marketing.

 

JV Cheer Coach

Sam Aoude

Sam is an Aliso Niguel High School alumni and was a 4-year member of the cheerleading team from 2011-2015. She is starting her second year coaching for ANHS, excited to be working with the junior varsity squad again. Sam’s focus for the team is to ensure each member is given the tools to succeed and accomplish their goals, all while having fun and creating life-long friendships. She is currently attending the nursing program at Saddleback College, graduating in December 2019, with plans to sit for the nursing licensure exam in the new year to become an RN.

 

 

JV Song Coach

Madisyn Kaplan

This will be Madisyn’s first year at Aliso Niguel High School and her first year as a coach. She has been trained in all forms of dance since the age of 3. She studied at Mccoy Rigby Arts under Cathy Rigby herself. She was on her High School varsity dance team for 4 years (2010-2014) at Esperanza High School, winning both State and National titles. She also had the privilege of being on Orange Coast College’s 23 National titled dance team (2014-2016). As well as being a National Champion herself in 2015 with the team. She just graduated college and got her BS in Hospitality Management from Cal Poly Pomona. She is very excited for this opportunity to be on the other side of things and be a coach and mentor like her teachers and coaches were for her.