Date: November 21, 2011
Southwest cheerleading coach Sabrina Tiller is set to appear on MTV's MADE reality television series as a cheer/dance coach. The former Tennessee Titans cheerleader and Memphis Grizzlies dancer filmed the show in Chicago, Illinois, for four months. The show will air on December 3 at 3 p.m. on MTV.
Tiller found out about the MADE auditions through a mass e-mail from the alumni president for the Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders. "The majority of the ladies I danced with were current or former dance coaches and the producers for the MADE show were looking for a cheerleading coach which is what I specialize in," said Tiller. "At first I was skeptical but the next day I sent in my resume, photos, certifications and everything required to be considered. I love motivating young ladies and helping them reach their full potential through the art of cheering and dance. To be given the opportunity to do it on national television was something I couldn't pass up!"
Tiller competed against a huge number of coaches from around the world for this specific position, even former teammates from the Titans. The long selection process included lots of paperwork and background checks. "It took so long that I thought they had forgotten about me," said Tiller.
After all the paperwork was signed, Tiller was flown to Illinois to meet her MADE student, Alexis, whose goal was to audition for her high school's hip-hop dance team. "Filming was very interesting," said Tiller, who is no stranger to the camera after numerous commercial appearances and also a role in the Memphis-based movie, N-Secure. "I thought, oh the cameras should be the least of my worries. Well, reality show filming is much different to say the least. Cameras were rolling all the time, catching every move including some embarrassing things I couldn't delete!"
Tiller hopes the recognition will attract more qualified cheerleaders to the Southwest program. "Winning four national championships helps when it's time to recruit a new squad. I'm open to all the help I can get even if that includes a reality show! ... I want everyone to know what a cheerleader/dancer could expect if she chooses to cheer at Southwest. I also hope my current cheerleaders are able to watch the show and be inspired to do more and take on new life challenges," she said.
Tiller also hopes Memphians will tune in to MADE and support her.
Photo caption: Coach Sabrina Tiller
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