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2013-2014 FAU Spirit Coaches

  Lisa Snowden

Lisa Snowden-Director of Cheer and Dance


Lisa Snowden was named Florida Atlantic University's Dance Coach in the fall of 2008 and became the Director for both Cheer and Dance in the springof 2013. As a former FAU student-athlete, she graduated from FAU in December of 2005 with a B.S. in Human Resource Management. Lisa was a former member of the FAU Dance Team from 2001 - 2005. Some of her prior dance experience includes: Pro-Am Dance Studio, Top-Gun Open, and a former Zumba Instructor.

Claudia Soto

Claudia Soto - Assistant Dance Coach


Claudia Soto is a 2006 graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She achieved her Doctorate degree in Optometry from Nova Southeastern University in 2013 and is currently a practicing Florida Optometrist. Claudia was named the Assistant Coach of the FAU Dance Team in the summer of 2010.


  • Prior dance experience includes the following:


  • 2010- Currently: Assistant Coach FAU Dance Team


  • 2005-2007: Captain of the FAU Dance Team


  • 2004-2005: Second Place at NDA "Open" Competition- FAU Dance


  • 2004-2007: Member of FAU Dance Team


  • 2001-2002: Captain Atlantic High School Eagle-Ettes & Co.


  • 1998-2001: Member of Atlantic High School Eagle-Ettes & Co.


  • Jan. 1999: Super Bowl Half-time Show


Cody Woodfell

Cody Woodfell - Assistant Cheer Coach


  • Graduated with a B.A of Sociology from Florida Atlantic University in 2003
  • FAU co-ed cheerleader from 1999 - 2001
  • NCA college Div 1 National Champion 1999, Runner up 2001, 2003
  • University Of Florida Cheerleader 2001-2002
  • FAU co-ed cheerleader 2002 - 2003
  • Miami Elite Open Team member 2003-2004
  • Top Gun Open lvl 6 team member 2005
  • NCA Collegiate American 
  • USCA Staff member 1999-2003
  • NCA Staff member 2003 - 2006
  • Head coach and owner of Cheer Factory Florida


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