Amanda is the founder and director of Wave Cheer. She started cheering in middle school and continued through high school and college at Liberty University.  After graduation, she staffed for the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders for several summers working with teams all across the nation. Amanda has coached for over 20 years in both the private and public school system and owned a local cheer gym for 7 years. She owns and operates Xcellence Choregoraphy & Consulting where she has created and coached nationally ranked routines all over the East Coast. She is the Virginia Rep for FCC and has assisted in starting all of th VA & NC Impact programs and has a heart for mentoring coaches.  Amanda was named Coach of the Year in 2016 and was inducted into the FCC Hall of fame in 2018, which is the organizations highest honor for a coach. Amanda started Wave Cheer in 2018 with 22 girls in the Wave Church lobby. Her heart is to mentor the lives of athletes through the sport of cheerleading. Though she has coached many teams to National titles and accomplishments, she stands firm on the mission that our program is not about the trophy! Amanda's focus is on developing the lives of athletes so they can be sucessful in life beyond their years in cheer. She believes Excellence is in the details; and her coaching motto is "love them to it"! Amanda and her husband Jason have been married for over 10 years and have 2 daughters, Autumn and Alyssa, both who participated in and graduated from Wave Cheer.
April has worked in Administrative, Operations, and Financial Management for over 20 years. She has her MBA from Averett University and has worked as  a Program Director in government contracting for the last 10 years. She  excels at multitasking,  organization, and support. April and her husband, Chris, were married in 1999 and have two daughters, Christina and Samantha. Christina served as the Coach of the Wave Cheer Guppies for 3 years. Samantha is now a Wave Cheer Alumni as she graduated at the end of Season 6 with 5 years on the Wave Sharks. April began volunteering her time to Wave Cheer in Season 2 and enjoys working with the coaches, parents, and teams.
Jennifer Dudley began coaching with Wave Cheer in Season 2. Prior to Wave, she coached with River Oak Mighty Oaks and the KCC Crusaders. Jennifer is a rockstar Realtor and has been married for 29 years to Duane and have 3 children-Savannah, Colton and Jenny-Kate. Jenny-Kate is a rising Senior and is about to start her 6th season with Wave Cheer. Jennifer loves the opportunity to pour into and help shape the lives of her athletes!

Coach Janel has volunteered her time as an Impact cheer coach since 2017 and just completed her fourth season with Wave Cheer. Outside of cheer, she is a wife of 18 years to her husband Theron, mother to her three children Delaney (14), Evan (11), and Mariella (9), and a board certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth where she previously served as a Naval Officer for eight years. Coach Janel enjoys cooking, traveling and doing puzzles in her spare time and feels blessed to have been called to serve and teach others.

Coach Melanie has been on staff at Wave Church for 15 years. She was the Nursery Director and now holds an administrative role. She is a huge asset to our administrative team at Wave Cheer as well. Her attention to detail and ability to organize are just two of her amazing gifts. She also leads a community group and coaches other group leaders on how to cultivate community.  She is encouraged and eager to continue to mentor and grow our littlest loves at Wave Cheer! Melanie and her husband Mike have two daughters, Brooklyn and Morgan. Both girls, as well as her niece Emma, all participate in Wave Cheer.
Nicole is a former cheerleader and has been a cheer coach going on 8 years.  This season will be her 4th year coaching for Wave Cheer.  Nicole loves the Wave Cheer program as it not only focuses on cheerleading with excellence, but spiritual growth as well!   Nicole has been married to Evan for 25 years and has 2 daughters, Sydney and Hailey.  Sydney participated in Wave Cheer for 5 years; and Hailey is in her 4th year at Wave.  Nicole regularly attends and serves at Liberty Live Church. 
Laura Dorough started as a dancer in the Dekalb Concert Ballet Company, Atalanta Jazz Company, and the Chattahoochee Dance company. She performed with the Phoenix Opera Company and the Black Hill’s Dance Guild. She also had cheer and gymnastics experience in High School and College. She received BFA in dance from Valdosta State University. Once she married Jimmy Dorough of the USAF she has taught dance and gymnastics all around the USA. Currently, she is coaching competitive gymnastics at World Class Gymnastics, which is a National Training Center. She has 40 years experience training and coaching dance and gymnastics. She is currently certified by USAG standards in gymnastics including safe sport, coaching abuse, and CPR courses. 
Erin fell in love with cheerleading during high school when introduced to competition cheerleading. It was the love for the sport, but more than anything, the friendship and love that came from her coach and teammates that made such an impact. She started her coaching career at Greenbrier Christian Academy where she coached from 2017 to 2019. When COVID took place she started homeschooling her three children and working towards her Masters Degree in Nursing. In 2022 she started coaching for Wave Cheer. Erin has three girls who also have a love for the sport, Gracie, Averi, and Blakely. When she is not coaching, she is working as a Nurse Practitioner or spending time with her girls.