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Instructors

Austin Shackleford
Head Coach
Austin Shackleford joins our program with a strong passion for tumbling and technique. As a former member of Smoke at Stingrays and a Valdosta Blazer he brings a level of enthusiasm, energy and precision to detail that makes strong and successful athletes.
Carolyn Garrison
Head Coach
Katelyn Browning
Head Coach
Katie Arbo
Head Coach
As a former High School state champion and collegiate National Champion at Valdosta State University Katie brings with her a strong sense of work ethic, commitment to consistency, and a passion and love for the sport of cheerleading. Her favorite part of coaching is watching the athletes reach their goals. It is through her passion that she has led teams to win Cheersport Nationals, NCA (Dallas) Nationals, WSF National Champions, American Open National Champions, along with strong finishes at The Summit. Katie graduated from VSU with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology. Katie is married to Brad and they have one child, Ridge (our first official Rockstar baby!)
Nic Stanley
Head Coach
Ross Garrison
Head Coach
Sebastian Hunsinger
Shannon Thornton
Head Coach
Shannon is a true cheerleader through and through. She can be seen active on the floor coaching her 3 teams, supporting her husbands cheer program, cheering for her son, LJ, while he is on stage or through her side business, SHANNON'S BOWS, where she designs and creates custom cheer bows for cheerleaders, programs and schools. It is through Shannon's passion of cheer that she teaches her athletes to love the sport with correct technique and safety always taking the lead.
Terri Norris
Head Coach
Terri has been part of Rockstar long before Rockstar even existed. She began coaching gymnastics following a very successful career through high school where she won many State, Regional and National titles. Moving into cheer opened a new world of skills, rules and opportunities. Last season she coached our Worlds team, Grateful Dead, to a 6th place finish - an incredible feat for a 2nd year worlds-eligible program.