Tara Cain
Maryland Twisters
Tara Cain is one of the nation's most successful female all-star coaches. She is best known for her work with the Twisters flagship team, F5, as she has coached them for 8 straight seasons. She has led her team to many national titles including 4 consecutive NCA National titles and two Worlds title in 2005 & in 2009. In 2005, Tara was named "Coach of the Year" by the U.S. All-Star Federation. Due to her ongoing efforts in the sport, Tara was just recognized as one of the top most influential people in all-stars. She was featured in the American Cheerleader magazine "All-Star Insider" for 2009. She was also given this honor in 2008 and 2007. Although Tara has coached for 17 years, her cheer career started long before then. She was captain of the varsity squad for Northeast High School and later became the captain of Southern Connecticut State University's varsity squad. In 1993, Tara graduated from Southern with her B.S. degree. During that time, she was a member of Maryland's first all-star team and was an instructor for Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA).

Upon graduation, she started coaching an area recreation team and transitioned into the all-star arena shortly thereafter. Ten years ago she was one of the founders of the Maryland Twisters and was the head coach of the program. She is now the owner. In addition to F5, Tara has coached several Twisters teams throughout the years and has earned the Twisters hundreds of national titles. She has also steered her teams, Reign & F5, to the World Cheerleading Championships each year. F5 won Worlds in 2005. And in 2009, helped lead her Large Junior team, Supercells, to their 1st gold medal at Worlds. During this time Tara worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a sales specialist. She now runs Twisters full time. She does have a B.S. degree in Journalism, with a minor in Business Administration, from Southern Connecticut State University.