Staff

 Head Coach: Pam St. John

Pam St John is in her 30th year as the Head Coach of the University of Michigan Cheerleaders.  During her tenure, the Michigan Cheerleaders have annually achieved Top 10 National rankings, and are perennially the top performing team at Nationals in the Big Ten Conference.

Coach St John is AACCA Certified, USASF Credentialed and CPR and First Aid Certified. She has been on the NCA Collegiate Advisory Board and has served as an AACCA Trainer and Safety Certifier.  St John was involved in helping to start Girls Competitive Cheer in the State of Michigan.

Coach St John was one among the first group of women to cheer at the University of Michigan in 1974.  She received her BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan in 1976.  Coach St John lives in Ann Arbor and has four children, Sarah, Steven, Carter and Drake.


 Head Assistant Coach: Elisabeth DePaulis-Tyzo

Elisabeth Tyzo-DePaulis is in her 9th year as an Assistant Coach of the University of Michigan Cheerleaders. For the past five years, she has helped coach the team to a top five finish at NCA Nationals. She attended U of M and was a part of the cheer team from 2002-2005. In 2004, she helped her team to a 6th place finish.

Coach Tyzo is AACCA safety and CPR/First Aid certified, as well as credentialed through USASF. She is a MHSAA safety judge and has judged regional and state competitions throughout Michigan.

Coach Tyzo earned her undergraduate degree and MA in Education from the University of Michigan.  She is a high school English teacher in Westland, Michigan. Coach Tyzo lives in South Lyon with her husband, Dan.