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Coach Laura Willingham:
Laura W. Spirit Coordinator

Laura Davey Willingham studied tap, jazz, and classic, modern, and pointe ballet & competed in gymnastics at the age of five in Arlington, Texas; Fayetteville, Georgia; and here locally until she became a cheerleader at Soddy Daisy Middle School. She subsequently cheered all four years at Soddy Daisy High School where she competed nationally with them as well as individually. Her team won 2 National Titles at Cheerleaders of America (COA) Nationals in Jacksonville, Florida. After placing 2nd, 3rd, & 4th in the National Cheerleaders Association Large Varsity Mount division in Dallas, TX & 4th at the NCA Best Cheerleader competition, she became an NCA Staff member and taught Cheer Camps around Tennessee and coordinated National Competitions. Laura also performed at the 1996 Olympics opening ceremonies in Atlanta.  Following her graduation from Soddy Daisy, she attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she received a full scholarship to cheer for the Vols and Lady Vols for the length of her collegiate career. At the time she cheered, Tennessee was ranked in the top 5 in the D1 Division at the Universal Cheerleaders Association Collegiate National Championship, but more importantly she cheered the year Tennessee Football won the National Championship and cheered for 2 Lady Vol Final Four Wins . She graduated from UT in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast CommunicatIons and a minor in Speech. Following college, Laura sold advertising for Yellow Book USA and Managed the YMCA Camp Ocoee office at the Downtown YMCA location. In the evenings, she coached All-Star Cheerleading at United Cheerleading in Chattanooga. She has since assisted at Soddy Daisy High School and judges cheerleading tryouts around the tri-state area. Laura currently serves as the cheerleading coach at Signal Mountain High School, having started the program at the school’s founding in 2008. Laura resides in Signal Mountain, TN with her husband, Tony, and their two children, Emma and Garrett.

Asst. Coach Macie Holcomb:

MacieH Asst Cheer Coach

Macie is currently a MOCS Cheerleader at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga and is pursuing an Education Degree. As a UTC cheerleader they are ranked in the top 10 of Universal Cheerleaders Association Coed 1A. She has coached for Chattanooga Cheer All-Stars and previously competed with Rah! and the prestigious Stingrays in Atlanta, Georgia as well as cheering locally for the Owls of Ooltewah High School.


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