A young girls dream becomes a lifelong passion
By Scott Womack
When Lisa stepped onto the stage to try out to be a Middle School Tiger Cheerleader, she never anticipated the dream would be her passion as an adult. Lisa Jones Droddy, affectionately known as Ms. Lisa, has taken her passion for cheer and experience and turned it into a career.
Ms. Lisa spent much of her early adult life as a "stay at home mom" who volunteered at the elementary schools where her children attended. As time progressed, the local Pee Wee Football program was looking for cheer coaches to sponsor elementary school age girls to cheer at the Saturday afternoon games. Combining her love of children and cheerleading experience, Lisa accepted the challenge of becoming a cheer coach.
Being the wife of a coach in Texas usually means frequent moves to different school districts as coaching staffs change, in some cases yearly. For the Droddy Family, this was no exception. When the Droddy’s returned home, to Trinity in 2001, Ms. Lisa became the Middle School Cheer Coach. When future moves landed her in Queen City, the opportunity to become the High School Cheer Coach became available. As the wife of a coach, she knew the challenge would require much time and effort to build a cheer squad that would be the pride of the school. After three years coaching cheer in Queen City, Eric took a coaching job in Crockett, which gave Ms. Lisa the opportunity to come home, raise her family and coach cheer in the same High School where she graduated.
This is her third year coaching cheer in Trinity and for the past two years has been fortunate to be cheer coach for her oldest daughter, Jaiden, and have her husband Eric as the Head Coach and Athletic Director. Her son, Easton is on the coaching staff, her son. Kieran plays Junior High and JV Football and her youngest daughter, Teagan is the unofficial cheer mascot.
Last year the Tiger Cheerleaders placed 11th in their performance at Cheerleading Competition. This year she fully expects to be in the Top 10 and advance to the next round of competition.
Ms. Lisa is proud to be able to contribute her skills and passion to the young ladies of Trinity High School and she truly loves each of them. Her hope is to see her three youngest children graduate from Trinity High School. Although no one can predict the future, her unwavering faith in God, reminds her to follow God’s plan in all things and be cheerful and kind to all she meets.
Trinity is fortunate to have the dedication of Lisa and the Droddy Family, not only to our youth but our community.