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Cheer Coaches

Andrea Hughes

Andrea Hughes

Senior High Cheer Coach

Andrea Hughes is in her 9th year at Mena where she is the Senior High Cheerleading Coach and teaches Biology, Human Anatomy & Physiology and AP Biology. She is a 2003 graduate of Mena High School and has a Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Henderson State University. She has been married to her husband, Jacob, for almost 18 years. They have three daughters: Kiylee, a Sophomore, Annlyn who is in 5th grade and Sophia who is in 2ndgrade.

Samantha Breedlove

7th Grade & Junior High Cheer Coach

Samantha Breedlove is in her fourth year as Jr. High and 7th Grade Cheer Coach and she also teaches 9th and 12th grade English for her fifth year. She is from Garland, TX and attended Harding University with a Bachelor in English. More recently she graduated from Arkansas State with a Masters in Special Education. Her and her husband, Shelby Breedlove, have been married for five wonderful years and they have a beautiful daughter, Mavana (1). Coach Breedlove adds, “We are dedicated to growing our cheer programs and creating a community that has pride and spirit for our schools. WE strive to engage students, staff, and our community every day, not just on game days. Our athletes are committed to academic and athletic success. I am excited and ready for another great year as a Bearcat Cheer Coach! Go Ladycats and Bearcats!”