Coach Shontrese Comeaux says, “it’s a huge deal to make strides for the cheer world and HBCU world.”
BY RESHONDA TATE | WORD IN BLACK
Ever since she was a little girl growing up in Missouri City, Shontrese Comeaux has loved being a cheerleader. From her time on an elite team in Sugar Land, to her time as a little Houston Oilers Cheerleader, to cheering for Hightower High School, her love of the sport has transcended the years.
And yes, cheerleading is a sport. Just look at the countless hours Comeaux spends training her Tiger Cheer team. It’s a dedication and commitment that has paid off – in a historic way.
Comeaux, who serves as Texas Southern University’s Head Cheer Coach, is fresh off the wave of securing a national title at the National Cheer Association Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida. The victory was a historic one, making the TSU Tigers the first historically Black collegiate squad to win a national cheerleading championship in the NCA’s 75 years of existence.