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Coach Katie


Coach Katie married her husband, Joe, in 2010 and has 2 daughters, Alina (4 years old) and Ansley  (6 months old). She attended East Tennessee State University where she obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Learning

Coach Katie started her gymnastics career at 7 years old and was competing as a level 4 gymnast within 6 months. She was a competitive gymnast for 8 years reaching level 8 before turning to a track and field career where she went on to the collegiate level. 

She started her coaching career at 17 years old when East Tennessee Cheer and Gymnastics opened in November of 2002. She took a 2 year break from coaching while in college before returning to ETCG in 2007 for 3 years. After getting married in 2010 she moved to Graz, Austria for 4 years and then down to Atlanta, GA before returning in 2018.

In Coach Katie's career she has been a part of many programs and accomplished a lot including:
* Coached USAG Levels 3-8 as well as Xcel Silver-Platinum over the course of 16 years
* Coached numerous State Gold medalists as well as Regional qualifiers and medalists including Regional State Team members
*Coached gymnastics at the International level while living in Graz, Austria for 4 years
*Studied for the USAG Compulsory Judges Test
*Qualified to teach preschool through girls Gymnastics
*Qualified to teach all levels of tumbling from peewee to advanced
*USAG Safety Certified
*Completed U100 and U110 course through USAG
*Completed USAG's Safe Sport course
*USAG Professional Member

Coach Katie loves working with children and asked us to share this with all of you!

"I am thankful for the coaching opportunities I have been given as I have been involved in gymnastics for over 25 years. I love to have fun with my kids while still keeping a disciplined environment. I strive to make sure each child reaches their full potential and, while in so many ways I treat all my kids equally, I understand every child is different and I take the time to learn about each child to cater to their needs as best possible. I am competitively driven and love watching my kids' faces light up when they achieve their goals. At the same time I am pushed harder when they are upset as it just means we have to get in the gym and work more to grow and succeed. I like to use my time as a coach to teach more than gymnastics - the life lessons that can be learned are never ending! Thank you for letting me a part of your child's gymnastics career and to ETCG for welcoming me back"

Coach Niesha


Niesha Rogers is a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport Tn. Coach Niesha has cheered since the age of 8,and has been with East Tennessee Cheer and Gymnastics for 12 years. Coach Niesha is an all-star cheerleading coach, While working for ETCG her teams have won many competitions as well as National Champions and Grand Champions titles in several states. Coach Niesha loves working with children and is currently a licensed nurse. 

Certifications:

USAG Safety Certification
USASF Tumbling Certification
USASF Tosses Certification
USASF Stunts Certification
CPR Certification
First Aid Certification
Safety/Risk Management Certification
Safe Stunting/ Concussion Prevention 
USAG Instructor Certification

Coach Brittany


Coach Brittany is the head coach of the all star and cheer programs here at ETCG and the lead choreographer of all the teams, including many school teams.
She was born and raised here in Kingsport, TN. She has cheered since she was 10 years old and was on the very first all star team at ETCG back in 2003. 
She has been coaching since she was 16 years old, became the assistant coach to the all star program at age 18 before becoming co-head coach at the age of 20. She has many certifications including USASF, USAG, and U101.
She currently coaches all the all star teams, and helps assist many high school and middle school cheer teams in the area. She has led teams to many firsts place wins, grand champs and now has led another team to Summit, which placed 6th in the nation. 
She loves teaching everything about all star cheer and truly has her whole heart in the sport.
Coach Brittany is also a mother of 2 year old Ariel who is her whole world. Coach Brittany says that becoming a mother has improved her coaching ability.

Sarah S.


Hi! My name is Sarah Spangler and I am married to John. We have 3 children, Zack & his wife Morgan, Adriana (an All-Star cheerleader), and Kaylee (a gymnast). We live in Bluff City, Tennessee along with my fur kitties, Khloe and Lucy. I have a Bachelors degree in Business Administration in Finance from ETSU as well as Bookkeeping and Secretarial/Receptionist Certificates from Northeast State. I am also certified in CPR & First Aid. I’ve been with ETCG for several years and I absolutely love working in the office! 

Coach Laura


-Started gymnastics career at the age of 7 and progressed to compete as a level 9/10 gymnast.
-Graduated from Northeast State Community College with an Associates degree in Surgical Technology 
- CPR, U100, U110 and USAG Safety certified
- Has coached with ETCG for 4 years and helped coach gymnasts to a Regional level 
- Coaches class and competitive gymnastics 
-also enjoys hiking and doing puzzles in free time 

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1033 Wilcox Court, Suite 105
Kingsport, Tennessee 37660

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 423-230-1400
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