Jody Smith - All-Star Cheer Director
Amanda McKissick - Team Director / Coach
Kalem Calien II - Coach
Kaylee Breedlove - Coach
Hunter Emmons - Coach
Riley Hoggard - Coach
Tori Morgan - Coach
Chris Rogers - Coach
Emma Kraby - Coach
Jody Smith - All-Star Cheer DirectorCoach Jody has a passion for working with young cheerleaders, male and female. Jody states, ”I want a winning Championship program. I want the kids to go to college and provide them with scholarship opportunities.” Jody has many years of experience as a competitive Allstar Cheerleader at all levels, as well as many years of coaching High School, Allstar and College cheerleading and choreographing for ALL Levels of Allstar Cheer. Jody has won many championships, as well as won UCA College Nationals 1st and 2nd place. Jody also coached gymnastics Levels 1-10. He has been Director of many gyms.
Amanda McKissick - Team Director / CoachI cheered my whole life until college. I grew up loving everything there is about cheer. I grew up around great coaches, including both my parents, Aunts and Uncles and family friends. My brother is a coach of many different sports, it’s in our blood as a family. I have been coaching cheerleading for about 10 years. I joined Performance Cheer Academy in November 2016 as Jody’s Team Director/Coach. I am loving learning all the new things that Allstar cheer has to offer. I love all the cheerleaders and love the family that we become throughout the season. I love to watch them grow and become the best person/cheerleader that they can be, and allow the things that they learn in cheer to follow them throughout their entire lives.
Kalem Calien II - CoachI started cheering in high school. I cheered for Cheer Mania Competition Team. After two consecutive years of cheering for high school, I was offered to join North Carolina A&T Gold Squad Competitive Cheerleading Team. I majored in Performing Arts and Technical Theater. I started my coaching career at Cheer Carolina Allstars, where my athletes won many competitions. While at CCA I developed more advanced coaching skills. After many successful years at CCA, I graduated from NC A&T and moved to Philadelphia where I was offered to coach at Cheertime Allstars where I learned countless skills in business practices that I still use today. In August 2014, I moved to Ga with hopes to enhance my training in improvisation skills in the field of dance. My ultimate goal is to make the transition between dance, cheer and gymnastics seemingly effortless.
Kaylee Breedlove - CoachKaylee is currently a Junior at UGA studying Psychology with a minor in Human and Family Development. She has been involved in the cheerleading world for 8 years now. She has experience from both athlete and coach perspectives. While attending Morgan County High School I cheered for both sideline and competition squads while also participating on Pro Cheer’s Level 4 co-ed team. She is primarily a flyer, however has many years of experience in both main and side basing as well. “This is my second year with OGC and I am so excited to get the opportunity to share my passion for cheerleading with every athlete in our program.
Hunter Emmons - CoachI have been cheering for 3 years now. I’ve spent the past 3 years coaching at many different gyms and visiting as many as I possibly can. I have exposed myself to many different coaching styles. I’m in my second year of cheering at UGA. I love coaching all ages and love seeing someone determined to achieve their skills. I believe that if you are not busting every once in a while, that you are not pushing yourself. I am big on goals/expectations: SET THEM, ATTACK THEM, AND EXCEED THEM!!!!
Riley Hoggard - CoachI lettered as a 4 year Varsity Freedom High School cheerleader in Tampa, Fl and was named captain my senior year. I cheered at Florida Wildcat Allstar for 3 years for Levels 4/5. This upcoming year will be my second year being a cheerleader on the UGA Coed Team
Tori Morgan - CoachI am Sophomore at North Oconee High School. This is my first year as a coach, but I have been cheering Allstar for 2 years now. Before starting Allstar cheer, I had experience with gymnastics and sideline cheer. I feel in love with this sport once I started. I spend more time at the gym than I do at my house. I love working with children and hope to, one day, go in to a career involving children. I am extremely motivated to grow OGC's Performance Cheer Academy program, and the Minis/Sparks is the first step! I have 2 sisters and have learned to be very patient. I am so excited for the upcoming season and can’t wait to see what this season brings!!
Chris Rogers - CoachChris is a former UGA Cheerleader and started his stunt experience with partner acrobatics in 2015. We are delighted to have him join our team of Coaches.
Emma Kraby - CoachI have been cheering for about 3 years now. While attending Oconee County High School I participated on both varsity sideline and competition teams and was named co-captain my senior year. Prior to cheer I was a competitive gymnast for 10 years before I realized cheerleading was the sport for me! I’ve been a part of OC Elite for 2 years in the roles of both athlete and coach. I have a lot of experience as a backspot but have tried every position in cheerleading. I am very passionate about this sport and I love spending my time with kids and helping them achieve their goals! I look forward to helping continue the growth of OGC's Performance Cheer Academy.