Meet Our Instructors:
  1. Coach Keely
    Coach Keely is a former high school cheerleader where she was the sideline and competition team captain. She is also a former all-star cheerleader, having competed for over 17 years and won numerous team and individual national titles. Coach Keely is a former collegiate cheerleader and was the captain of her collegiate team at the University of Virginia's College at Wise where she has won 5 national titles as part of the competitive team. She has been a tumbling instructor and cheer coach with East Coast for 9 years.
  2. Coach Kitty
    Coach Kitty is the former Abingdon High School Head Cheerleading Coach for sideline and competitive teams for 16 years. In addition, she is also the former Head Cheerleading Coach for the University of Virginia's College at Wise Cavalier sideline and competitive cheerleading teams between 2013-2017. She has also coached at East Coast since the opening of the gym in 2005 and led the teams to countless national titles.
  3. Coach Noel
    Coach Noel is a former high school cheerleader where she served as captain of the sideline and competition team. She also volunteered time as an Assistant Coach for the competitive cheerleading team at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. She has been with East Coast since it opened in 2005, and serves as a tumbling instructor and all-star coach. She assists in marketing, advertising, website design/management, and account management for the gym. She also recently received her doctorate and is a physical therapist in the area.
  1. Coach Whitley
    Coach Whitley is a current Abingdon HS varsity cheerleader where she has cheered for 3 years. She is also a former competitive high school cheerleader. Whitley has competed as an all-star cheerleader for 2 years and has taken tumbling classes herself for several years. She has been a tumbling instructor at East Coast for one year.
  2. Coach Ashlyn
    Coach Ashlyn is a current Abingdon HS varsity cheerleader where she has cheered for 3 years. She is also a former competitive high school cheerleader. Ashlyn has competed as an all-star cheerleader for 2 years and has taken tumbling classes herself for several years. She has been a tumbling instructor at East Coast for one year.
  1. Coach Axton
  2. Coach Canaan
  1. Karen
    Karen is the President of the Parent Board and President of Fundraising. Karen brought her daughter, Cadence, to East Coast Cheer & Tumble when Cadence was only 4 years old. Nine years later, Karen and her daughter Cadence are still here and a very big part of East Coast. Karen coordinates activities for the cheerleaders, fundraisers for the parents, organizes monthly parent meetings, and assists with any needs the coaches may have at practices and competitions. Karen wants each cheerleader to have a fun, positive experience and encourages all parents to join her in making this possible!