Meet the Spirit Squad Coach

The Spirit Squad office is located in the staff office suite of the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports. (Click here for address and map.)

Tiffany Fettinger

Spirit Coordinator/Cheer Coach
Phone: 214-768-1500

School: Southern Methodist University
Degree Earned: Bachelors of Arts in Psychology
Favorite Movie(s): Miracle, Remember the Titans, Pretty Woman, The Family Stone
Favorite Food(s): Steak, Chips and Queso and Chick-Fil-A

Most Memorable Experience: Cheering at the Hawaii Bowl in 2009 and NCA College Nationals in 2009- I was representing SMU and enjoyed every moment of both experiences! At Nationals we had the whole band shell cheering us on and I had goose bumps the whole time! We ended up losing by .03, but despite second place we still had the time of our lives! Also, at the Hawaii Bowl my family surprised me the day before the game and the Mustangs were Hawaii Bowl Champs! Most recently, my favorite experience was taking part of my team to the Hawaii Bowl in 2012. It was so special to take a group to cheer at Aloha Stadium and another SMU Hawaii Bowl victory! I also cherish every time I took the floor with Spirit of Texas!

Advice for Younger Athletes: When you put your heart in it, it can take you anywhere. Follow your dreams and listen to your heart. When you are passionate about something, never give up on it!

About Me: Tiffany’s cheerleading career began at the age of 13, after she quit gymnastics. While she loved gymnastics the forty hour a week practice schedule took its toll on her at a young age. She started cheering competitively at a gym in Arlington, TX called Spirit of Texas. She cheered there for 11 years and coached at the gym for five years. During her time at Spirit of Texas she won 11 NCA Nationals Titles. Tiffany’s senior year of high school her team was also named World Champions in the small coed division. Tiffany is also a former SMU Cheer captain and cheered on her Mustangs for four years. Currently living in Dallas with her two dogs, she loves going to the lake, spending time with friends and family and cooking.


For additional information about SMU Spirit squads, please contact Tiffany Fettinger at 214-768-1500 or


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