Who is Vonte Johnson? Meet the Challenger to Coach Navarro of ‘Cheer’ Season 2

After waiting for more than two years, Cheer Season 2 has finally arrived. it’s been two years Cheer Fans watched Navarro shed blood, sweat and tears as he took home the Daytona Crown.


new series of Cheer Daytona once again follows Navarro’s preparations for 2020 and 2021, after 2020 was unfortunately canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, once again they face stiff competition from their rival, Trinity Valley Community College, which is located just 37 miles away. The new series sheds a similar amount of light on the journey of TVCC, which has a new coach on the scene, Vonte Johnson.


newsweek Here’s everything you need to know about Johnson and TVCC.

Who is Vonte Johnson?

Vonte Johnson is the head coach of the Trinity Valley Community College cheerleading squad, The Cardinals.


Johnson has been the head coach for the last three years. The reason Johnson may seem overly enthusiastic about his team is because he was once a cheerleader at TVCC.

Johnson used to play college football but realized he could happily go a long way. During his time as a cheerleader at Trinity Valley, his coach was Chris Franklin, who now serves as an assistant coach.

In addition to being a TVCC cheerleader, Johnson has also competed on such legendary teams as Team USA Coed and Cheer Athletics Clau6.


With Team USA Coed, his winning titles include Silver International Cheer Union (ICU) World Champions in 2015 and four consecutive ICU World Champions in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, details The Cheer Buzz.

At the 2018 International All-Star Federation Cheerleading Worlds, he won with Cheer Athletics Clause 6.

You can now follow Johnson on Instagram @vontae_johnson where he shares many pictures and videos of his team and excerpts from life outside cheerleading.


Vontae Johnson in Cheer Season 2. He is the coach of Trinity Valley Community College.
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WARNING: This article contains spoilers about the end of Cheer Season 2

Like Navarro’s coach Monica Aldma, Johnson is super competitive and has been able to turn around TVCC’s legacy after the team suffered several defeats in recent years. However, after a whole lot of hard work, commitment and incredible new talent, TVCC Daytona came out victorious in 2021. The last time he had his hands on the trophy was in 2017.

talking to newsweek About the win, Johnson shared: “It was a tough victory. It’s been amazing, obviously the kids have had the opportunity to be able to be champions.”

Reflecting on following the tradition of the winning team holding the trophy and running at sea, Johnson said: “It’s something that you build for the whole year, you talk with the team, to be able to run Being able to have the opportunity of. In the water and just swim away all those hard times. All those hard times and tough battles all year round, and having them to be able to work together and work together Great timing. I thought it was a great experience to be able to just run in the water and be a champion.”

During the 1990s, Trinity Valley dominated Daytona, winning several consecutive national championships, but things began to change after Monica Aldama joined Navarro and led the team as its coach from 1995. Navarro won his first national title. Championship in 2000. They have been pretty much invincible since then.

those days Cheer As season 2 began filming, Navarro won 14 national championships and TVCC 11, making him the biggest rival in the competition.

Weighing in on TVCC and Navarro’s rivalry, director Greg Whiteley reveals Greeley Tribune: “I always found the rivalry to be very good-natured. I never understood that it was steeped in an area that was inappropriate or unusually violent, but it was intense. I mean, these are two schools that Wanted very badly to win and because of the quality of the two programs, usually, the other team is the one who gets in the way of achieving your goals and I think that’s just, over the years, that’s where that rivalry had begun.

“What’s interesting, for years and years and years, Trinity Valley was the crown of all cheerleading. And Monica, being a new first-year coach, I’m sure she looked across the street and thought, ‘Oh my god, I How can I ever reach a place where I can compete even with a team like Trinity Valley, they are a juggler?’ And Monica being Monica, she just went to work. And over the course of 10 to 15 years, she turned the tables, and she’s a juggler now.”

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Vonte Johnson is the coach of the Trinity Valley Community College Cheerleading Squad.
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Now that Cheer Season 2 has come to an end, Johnson shared an update on what TVCC is up to now and it may not come as a big surprise to viewers that they are set to take a second straight win at Daytona 2022 in April. working hard for

Johnson shared: “We’re definitely getting ready for our competition that’s coming up here in April. That’s what’s ahead for us. We’re just getting ready for our mat tryouts and helping them become champions again.” Hoping to be in the same position to be able to.”

When asked if TVCC will return Cheer Season 3 If the green light was to be given by Netflix, Johnson proudly said: “We’re happy about season two. We want the world to see who we are and you know, the capture of Trinity Valley. Will do, and we don’t know what the future holds for season three, so we’ll see.”

Cheer Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.