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SMWC Welcomes New Head Cheer Coach

News | 06.07.2023

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) welcomed Tia Heid as the new head cheer coach in May. Heid, of Perrysville, Indiana, grew up in Sidell, Illinois, where she cheered and graduated from Jamaica High School. After graduating high school, she attended the American Institute of Paralegal Studies and earned her paralegal degree.

Tia Heid, head cheer coach

Additionally, Tia is a devoted mom of three children, Logan, Emilee and Kali. She currently serves and maintains the Vermillion County Peer Court Program at the Vermillion County Prosecutor’s Office.

Heid brings over ten years of cheerleading coaching experience. Over the years, she’s coached high school, junior high and youth cheer levels. Tia shared, “I am honored to become a part of The Woods family because they are just that, a supportive group wanting nothing but success for their students and staff.” Heid is excited to take part in creating the cheer program giving students another extracurricular option to add another spark to campus. She continues to brainstorm new ideas and strategies for the program’s expansion and looks forward to its future.