Meet Michaela Ward, the former Fab Five Texas Cheerleader coach. See photos, video and a biography of Michaela below.
Michaela Ward, the former cheerleader coach at McKinney North High School in McKinney, Texas, sold her story to Lifetime and the movie, “Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal“, premiered Saturday night.
The film is loosely based on the 2006 cheerleader scandal in which Ward resigned from her position as the cheerleading coach because school administrators did not allow her to discipline a group of cheerleading seniors known as the “fab five”, one of which was the principal’s daughter. Racy photos emerged online of the cheerleaders posing at a condom store holding “phallus shaped candles” and the girls were continuously talking back to teachers and breaking dress code. Ward eventually put her foot down, resigned and spoke out on what was going on at the school.
She spoke about the film with local news station WFAA:
“About half is true, a quarter exaggerated and another quarter is completely made up,” she said.
Not much else is known about Michaela Ward. At the time of the scandal, she was 26 years old. She had been a cheerleader all of her life – during middle school, high school and throughout her college years.
She currently is a cheerleading coach at a local gym and works full-time for one of the girls’ parents. She is working on her Master’s Degree as well.
Click below for more photos and video of Michaela Ward below.