The East Orange Thunder is a youth football and cheer organization in Orlando, Florida. We are a member of the FYFCL, Florida Youth Football and Cheer League, of Central Florida, that covers Eastern Orange County, and Orlando Florida. We are a group of dedicated parents, volunteers, and coaches looking to make a difference in our community through football and life on the East side of Orlando Florida.
Our football and cheer teams enjoyed an outstanding award winning season, and we look forward to many more great seasons!
We had a great Coaches’ meeting, and we are really excited about the upcoming season! The Thunder Board would like to announce the 2021 East Orange Thunder Board of Directors & Head Coaches! Please see below:
President: Marik Ulich – Marik has been with EOT since 2014, and has served as Football Director, Vice President, and Head Coach on multiple age group levels. Marik and his coaching staffs have also taken 2 EOT Teams to Nationals! Marik brings a lot of youth coaching experience, as well as a long history with the Thunder!
Vice President: Open
Football Director: Johnnie Griffin, IV – Johnnie is the Defensive Line Coach with the University High School Football team. He also has past experience coaching with the Preds, and comes from a coaching background. We are excited to have Johnnie’s experience and community connections on the EOT Board and Coaching Staff.
Cheer Director: Jenna Lopez – Jenna has been with EOT since 2016, and she stepped up as Cheer Director in 2018. She has led our cheer squads to many Championships and Grand Championships, and we just can’t imagine Thunder without her!
Secretary: Jenn Lytle – Jenn Lytle started with EOT in 2014 as Fundraising Director, and has been Secretary since 2018. Her oldest son aged out last year, and is now playing for UHS!
Treasurer: Heather Lomax – Heather is an original founding Board member of EOT, where she served as Secretary when it started in 2014. She took over Treasurer responsibilities in 2018, and continues to keep our finances straight! She also serves on the board of the FYFCL League, giving EOT a clear voice with the League!
Asst. Football Director: Open
Ass. Cheer Director: Yuisa Velez – Yuisa has been with EOT since 2017, and has been the EOT Assistant Cheer Director since 2019. Yuisa cheered all the way through college and brings both experience and great affection to our younger squads.
Concessions Director: Matthew Caughel – Matt joined Thunder in 2018, when his son, Aidan, was on our 10U team. Matt is a chef with Coopers Hawk and brings a lot of food and business experience to the Concessions Director position!
Merchandise Director: Open
Sponsorship/Fundraising Director: Open
Webmaster: Edith Ulich- Edith has been with EOT since 2015, and is married to EOT President, Marik Ulich. She has been our webmaster since 2019, and she is also our on field photographer! If you have seen a picture of EOT, chances are Edith took that Pic!
Parent Liaison: Open
Also, we would like to announce our 2021 Head Coaches for both Football and Cheer. Please see below:
6U Flag Football - Jason Brown – Jason Brown joined EOT in 2015, and he has coached both 6U and 8U for EOT. He also served as EOT Vice President in 2017 & 2018. Jason and his son Nigel are returning to football after taking some time off, and we are so happy to have the Brown family back!
8U Tackle Football - Armando Rodriguez – Armando joined EOT in 2019, after coaching with the Preds at the 6U level. He was EOT assistant coach of 6U in 2019, and he was voted in as Head Coach for 6U in 2020, before COVID issues existed. We are excited that Armando is moving up with the athletes that he has been coaching since 2019!
10U Tackle Football - James Lytle – James joined EOT in its first year, 2014, which is when he began coaching youth football. James brings experience and passion to coaching, and is fantastic with our youth athletes. He will be joined by his son, Jayden, this year in coaching, as Jayden will be one of his junior coaches! Also, we want to welcome Mike Elder to the 10U coaching staff as the Offensive Coordinator. Mike brings several years of coaching youth football, and currently one of his sons is on the UHS football team. GO COUGARS!
12U Tackle Football - Marik Ulich - Marik has been with EOT since 2014, and has served as Football Director, Vice President, and Head Coach on multiple age group levels. We are also extremely excited that Andy Follett will be the offensive coordinator for the 12u team for the 2021 season. Andy has many years of college, high school and youth football coaching experience. Thunder coaching veterans Mark Dodge, Roy Jenkins and Nick Karlsson will be part of the coaching staff as well.
14U Tackle Football - Johnnie Griffin, IV - Johnnie is our new Football Director in addition to his responsibilities as the Defensive Line Coach with the University High School Football team. He also has past experience coaching with the Preds, and comes from a coaching background that is sure to enhance our football program. We are excited to have Johnnie’s experience and community connections on the EOT Board and Coaching Staff.
6U Cheer - Tiffany Stewart – Tiffany has been with EOT since 2018. She has been both a Team Manager and a Coach for our cheer squads since that time. Tiffany brings experience and compassion for our cheer squads, and has led them to multiple championships!
8U Cheer- Yuisa Velez - Yuisa has been with EOT since 2017, and has been the EOT Assistant Cheer Director since 2019. Yuisa cheered all the way through college and brings both experience and great affection to our younger squads. She has led our Cheer squads to multiple trophies!
10U Cheer - Sara Clendenin – Sara joined EOT in 2019 as our 10U Head Coach. Even in her first year of coaching with EOT, she brought home multiple trophies, including 2nd Place in the FYFCL competition, and 1st Place in Showcase of Champions.
12U Cheer Open - Please contact Jenna Lopez if you are interested in this age group
14U Cheer Open - Please contact Jenna Lopez if you are interested in this age group
All of our Board Members, with email links, are listed on our website: https://www.eothunder.net/. Please feel free to reach out with any questions that you may have.
Please keep an eye on your emails, as we have lots of fun stuff coming up in the next few months, to include fundraisers, spirit nights, and camps! Even though we are in between seasons, we always like to catch up with our THUNDER FAMILY!!!!
ONE HEART!! ONE SOUL!! THUNDER ROLL!!
March is a good time to sign up for 2021 Fall Season of Thunder Football & Cheer!!!!
REGISTRATION FOR 2021 FALL SEASON IS OPEN!!!! Registration fees for the 2021 season will be as follows:
Flag $125, Tackle $250, 14U Tackle $200, and Cheer $295.
Please remember that we offer payment plans, so the sooner you register, the lower your monthly payment will be! Or, you can pay all at once! Please Visit our website at: https://www.eothunder.net/ to register, and to get updates on upcoming events and new. Also, tell your friends and family all about the Thunder, and encourage them to sign up as soon as possible!!
Follow us on social media so that you know what is going on in THUNDER COUNTRY! We have camps and events coming soon, and you will want to be in the know!
One Soul! Together, Thunder Roll!