LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A former cheerleader at the University of Central Arkansas has agreed to coach the competition squad hours after the team was suspended for the spring semester.
In a statement on Facebook Monday, Dr. Brad Teague, UCA's athletic director, said Antonio Anderson would be serving as the interim coach on a part-time basis to ensure the team is prepared for the national competition.
"We are very fortunate to have great support for our cheer program at the University of Central Arkansas. Many alumni reside in our area and are willing to assist with the program in many ways," Teague said.
Prior to Anderson stepping in to lead the squad, Teague said the program would be suspended for the entire spring semester while it is reorganized.
"We are looking at a reorganization for the program to begin fall of 2023, including new leadership for our cheer team members," he said. "We look forward to announcing our intentions in the coming weeks."