Rickey Hill takes the helm of the Wolf Pack with over 30 years of cheerleading and dance experience at both the small college and NCAA Division I levels.
Prior to coming to Loyola, Hill was the Spirit Coordinator at Virginia Tech from 2004-13. Hill rebuilt a program within six years that featured 63 cheerleaders and 30 dancers while with the Hokies. With Hill in command, both Virginia Tech cheerleading and dance teams competed annually in the NCA/NDA National Championship Finals in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Hill also gained extensive coaching experience as the head cheerleading and dance coach at Methodist University, James Madison University, the University of Virginia and Winthrop University. In all four of these stops, Hill led each program to the College Cheerleading & Dance National Championships. While at James Madison, his team won the 1996 Division I NCA National Championship and took second place at the Grand Championship.
Along with his experience in coaching at the collegiate level, he choreographed numerous routines for high school, all-star, college and semi-professional cheerleading and dance teams from across the country. He has instructed for the NCA College Staff, COA, ECA, Cheer LTD, and judged numerous competitive cheer and dance competitions throughout the United States, Canada and Australia.
Rachel Turner joins the Wolf Pack with over 15 years of dance experience at the competitive and collegiate level.
Turner is originally from Houston, Texas where she performed and danced competitively for almost 10 years between her local competitive dance team, where she competed on an selective company group, and her high school drill team, where she served as chaplain and senior lieutenant.
Turner attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee for undergrad and graduate school and was a member of the Vanderbilt dance team for five years, serving as captain for two of those years.
Along with her performance experience, Turner also has extensive experience choreographing for high school teams, studio classes and collegiate teams.
She is a current graduate student at the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering, where she is pursuing a Master’s degree in Cellular & Molecular Biology. She plans on attending medical school and becoming a physician.
A native of New Orleans, Marshall cheered competitively for two years. He helped his high school cheer squad win back-to-back district championships, as well as make state championship appearances in each of those years. He was also selected to participate in a state-wide All-Star cheer squad, where they cheered in the All-Star football game in the then-Louisiana Superdome.
Marshall attended Loyola, where he was the school mascot for two years. Prior to the cheer team’s transition to a varsity sport, Marshall also volunteered with the club sport cheer team.
Marshall has eight years of choreography experience as a step team coordinator for local area fraternity and sorority chapters. He also choreographed the step routine for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week of Peace for four years.