Elisabeth Tyzo-DePaulis began as an assistant coach for the U-M cheerleading team in 2005. She was part of the coaching staff that helped guide U-M to three consecutive National Cheerleaders Association national championships from 2013-15. Included among her other coaching achievements are several top-five finishes at NCA Nationals.
Before she began coaching, Tyzo-DePaulis attended U-M and was a part of the cheer team from 2002-05. In 2004, she helped her team to a sixth-place finish at nationals. She earned her undergraduate degree and M.A. in education from Michigan and is a high school English teacher in Westland.
Dominic Haywood has been with the Michigan cheer team as an assistant coach since 2013. He was part of the coaching staff that helped guide U-M to three consecutive National Cheerleaders Association national championships from 2013-15.
Haywood cheered at Michigan for two seasons (2011-13) and served as team captain as a senior (2012-13). In his senior season, Haywood was part of Michigan’s 2013 National Cheerleaders Association national championship team. He graduated from U-M in 2013 with a degree in earth and environmental sciences.
Grant Peterson joined the U-M cheerleading coaching staff in 2012 after cheering at Michigan for two years (2010-12). In his first three seasons on staff, he helped guide U-M to three consecutive National Cheerleaders Association national championships from 2013-15.
Peterson graduated from U-M in 2012 with a degree in general studies focusing on financial math and actuarial science. He cheered at events like the 2011 Gator Bowl, 2012 Sugar Bowl, “Under the Lights I” vs. Notre Dame and the Big Chill. His previous cheer experience includes three years at North Dakota State (2004-07). Peterson originally hails from Fargo, North Dakota, and currently resides in Ann Arbor. He works for Total Home Lending in Livonia, Michigan, as a residential loan officer.