About Our Coaches
Gabe Hurley, Program Director/Coach -
Stapleton All Sports is the inspiration of a lifelong passion for sports and working with kids. Growing up in Iowa, Gabe Hurley (Founder) played a variety of sports, excelling in wrestling and football. Gabe went on to graduate and play football at Division III Wartburg College, where he started as an outside linebacker and held the position of Team Captain ('97).
Throughout college, Gabe worked for the Waverly Recreation Department coaching youth tee ball, baseball, basketball, wrestling and early skill development. Since graduating, Gabe has remained committed to physical activity, completing the Colfax Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon, and Harvest Moon Half Ironman. Gabe is a resident of the Stapleton community, where he has served on the SUN Board, has been a CSC member, and a block captain. He lives in Eastbridge with his wife Julie, their daughter Sydney (4), their son Stone (2) and yellow lab Brody.
Tiffany Valdez -
Tiffany Valdez comes to us as a Colorado native. She was involved in multiple competitive sports throughout her childhood and added cheerleading to her regime in high school. There she participated on the high school competitive team and attended numerous sporting events to support the school athletic department, as well as on a competitive All Star cheerleading team. After graduating high school, Tiffany stayed close to home attending the University of Colorado at Boulder and was recruited to coach at the same gym in which she competed as an All Star athlete. Upon graduating from CU with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Neuroscience, she was promoted to a full-time coaching position. Over the last 6 years she has earned three prestigious NCA National Championship titles as a coach and one as an athlete, along with dozens of other national titles. For the last three years she's had the privilege of traveling to Europe to work with a high school cheerleading team located on an American military base. After wanting to expand her horizons in the industry, she and her best friend decided this past March to open their own cheerleading training facility in Denver, Steele Athletics.
Jennifer Hein -
Jennifer grew up in Topeka, Kansas. She was involved in many sports and competitive gymnastics most of her childhood and switched over from gymnastics to cheerleading in middle school. A Varsity cheerleader throughout high school, she joined a coed competitive all-star squad her senior year in addition to cheering for her school. Jennifer was raised a die hard Jayhawks fan, so it wasn't a surprise when she opted for The University of Kansas as her college of choice. She attended KU on a cheerleading scholarship, cheering at the varsity level all four years for basketball and football and competed in both the small coed and large coed divisions at UCA nationals, where the squad placed 2nd her senior year in the small coed division. Jennifer interned at the Coors Wellness Center in Golden prior to graduating in May of 2006 with a degree in Exercise Physiology. She fell in love with Colorado and decided to stay near the mountains, but returned to walk for graduation and visits often.
In May she began teaching in the early childhood classroom at the Primrose preschool here in Stapleton. She also landed a spot on the Nuggets coed squad and enjoyed meeting friends, getting involved in a new city, and cheering at the professional level! After the season, Jennifer moved to San Diego where she was extremely involved in the San Diego schools, teaching children's fitness, gymnastics, and music and movement classes. She also worked as a cheerleading sales rep for a company based out of Southern California and briefly worked for an insurance broker before discovering Colorado was more in her future.
She returned to Denver in 2008 to cheer for the Nuggets one last year before they retired the coed cheer squad. She continues to stay involved with the sport by coaching, judging, and coed stunting for fun and exercise. Jennifer is very active in the Stapleton community and has kept herself busy teaching, nannying, tutoring, and coaching children's fitness classes over the years. She is excited to be coaching cheerleading here in Stapleton and expanding a new sport available to the children in the area!
moved from Cleveland, OH, to Denver in 2005 and has been enjoying the active Colorado lifestyle ever since. She has been a licensed massage therapist for 9 years and has a great appreciation for the importance of movement and an active lifestyle. Kate has been practicing yoga for 16 years and feels it is crucial to her physical and mental well-being. Kate started going to mommy and me yoga classes with her oldest son, Finn, when he was 6weeks old, and continued as he grew. Finn is now 4 years old and Kate continues to take both him and his 2 year old brother, Kieran, to kids’ yoga classes, as well as incorporating yoga into their daily lives at home. Yoga has taught her children a fun and safe way to move and stretch, given them ways to calm themselves and deal with stress, and helped to build their confidence. After witnessing the positive impact yoga has had on her own children’s lives Kate wanted to be a part of that for other children. She finished her training with Kids Yoga Guide in the fall of 2014, and has been having a blast teaching yoga to kids since.
Kate lives in the Mayfair neighborhood with her husband, Lou, two sons, Finn (4) and Kieran (2), and their dog, Coco.
Libby Parrish -
Libby moved to the Denver area two years ago from Ann Arbor, Michigan (Go Blue!). While attending Saline high school, Libby was all-state in soccer and all-area in basketball. She went on to attend the University of Michigan and was the captain and co-president of the club soccer team. After graduating, Libby began her coaching career at a local high school. She spent 8 years as the assistant varsity soccer coach and 5 years coaching high school basketball. Libby moved to Denver to continue her teaching career and is currently teaching kindergarten special education.
Stapleton All Sports is interested in attracting energetic, athletic coaches to work with kids ages 4-10. If interested in applying, contact Gabe Hurley at firstname.lastname@example.org