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OGC Elite Cheering Staff

Jody Smith - Cheer Director / Owner / Coach

Coach 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.

 Jody Smith - Owner, Coach

Amanda McKissick - Team Director / Coach

I 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.

 Amanda McKissick - Director, Coach

Kalem Calien II - Coach

I 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.

Kelem Calien II - Coach

Hunter Emmons - Coach

I 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!!!!

 Hunter Emmons - Coach

Riley Hoggard - Coach

I 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

Riley Hoggard - Coach

Chris Rogers - Coach

Chris 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.

Chris Rogers - Coach

Addison Whitman - Coach

This is Addison Whitman, she is the assistant coach of the Sparks and Fireflies. She has a background in gymnastics, and began cheering competitively in the 6th grade and continued cheering throughout high school to win the first state championship in her school's history her senior year. Addison, was nominated as one of the top sixteen Georgia All State Cheerleaders. She now attends the University of Georgia and was a UGA cheerleader her freshman year.