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Meet Monica, the Coaching Legend on Netflix's New Docuseries 'Cheer'


Looking to put a little pep in your step? Netflix’s new docuseries Cheer won’t do that, but the emotional first season is still worth binge watching. Yes, the show follows a group of competitive cheerleaders as they prepare for Nationals, but it’s far from a real life version of Bring It On (though that is a great movie). 

Instead of focusing on the rivalries and tight uniforms, Cheer shines a spotlight on the sacrifices, setbacks, and triumphs each member of Navarro College’s world-class team has had to face on their journey to become some of the country’s best athletes.

Steering the ship is longtime coach Monica Aldama, who’s had an insanely impressive winning streak over her 24 years at the Texas junior college. Here are a few things you should know about the driven and compassionate leader.