Clayton, NC Staff

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Stacy Rowe

Premier Athletics Corporate - Director of Gym Operations; Clayton Regional Manager

Stacy is the Regional Manager of Premier of Clayton and the Corporate Marketing Director, including all stars, summer camps, and squad lessons for Premier Athletics Corporate in Knoxville, TN.  Stacy is a graduate of Methodist College in Fayetteville, NC, where she was a three-year member of the Monarch cheerleading squad and a one year member of the Monarch dance team.  While competing at MC, the Monarchs finished no lower than third at collegiate level national championships. Stacy is featured in the 2009/2010 American Cheerleader Magazine Coaches Handbook.  Stacy has also been nominated for Cheer Ltd. National Coach of the Year.  Stacy is AACCA safety certified, first aid and CPR certified and credentialed by the USASF. Stacy has coached the junior coed, senior cheer and dance teams to national championships with Premier and the senior coed team to their first appearance at the World Cheerleading championships. Stacy has also coached the Senior Hip Hop team to their first World Dance Championships where they placed 7th.  She is an advisor to all squads, responsible for the coaches, practice schedules, camps, and competitions. She is also responsible for the overall expansion of the program with regard to skill development, competition preparation, and choreography.  She does not coach every squad on a day-to-day basis, but interacts with the coaches to insure the teams are achieving levels of expectation.  Questions concerning the overall program should be directed to Stacy Rowe.

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Carly Byman

General Manager

Carly is from Garner, NC.  As a teenager she cheered at Garner High and Champion All Stars under Cathy Buckey.  She is a graduate of NC State University were she competed Nationally on the NC State dance team.  Carly comes to Premier with several years of cheerleading and dance experience.  She is the former dance team coach at Wake Forest University.  She was the former manager of Excel Athletics in Thomasville, NC.  Several years ago she coached all star cheer at Champion Cheer in Raleigh.  In addition to her all star coaching she was a head summer camp instructor.  Carly also judges multiple cheer and dance competitions across the country and is a head judge for All Star Challenge.  Carly is USASF credentialed, AACCA certified and First Aid and CPR certified.  Carly also coached the Senior Hip Hop team to their first World Dance Championships where they placed 7th.  She does not coach every squad on a day to day basis, but interacts with the coaches to insure the teams are achieving levels of expectation.  She is also responsible for Premier Athletics of Clayton Summer Camp development as well as the overall expansion of the program with regard to skill development, competition preparation, and choreography.  Questions regarding the overall program should be directed to Carly.

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Sharon Whitley

Administrative Supervisor

Sharon is the administrative supervisor for the Shocker All Star teams.  She is responsible for keeping members and parents informed of program activities and handling All Star expense accounts and financials.  Sharon is available to answer questions about your all star expense account Monday – Thursday 10am-5pm and some evenings (TBA). Sharon is also the all star apparel coordinator.  She organizes, orders, and takes care of inventory for every piece of cheerleading or dance apparel.  You can contact Sharon for any questions regarding shoes, uniforms, practice clothes, or account questions.

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Danielle Wilder

Class Program Supervisor/Studio Supervisor

Danielle has been working in business for over 20 years.  She is the assistant office supervisor.  She is also the class coordinator.  All questions regarding class enrollment, placement, curriculums, etc should be directed to Danielle.  She is the former manager of Premier Athletics Riverwood and we are thrilled to have her knowledge, expertise and customer service at the Clayton gym.

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Chad Wallace

All Star Coach/Class Instructor/Maintenance Supervisor

Chad Wallace was a former Shocker All Star.  He has been a tumbling instructor at Premier Athletics for six years.  He is one of the best tumbling instructors in the area.  He is a graduate Johnston County Community College with an Associates in Business.  He has coaches all levels of all star cheerleading.  Chad is AACCA, CPR and First Aid certified.  He was a member of the first Senior Shocker Cheer team to attend the World Cheerleading Championships.  He is Premier Athletics of Clayton equipment specialist.

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Toni Staton

Shocker Coach/Tumbling Instructor/Studio Instructor

Toni Staton comes to Premier with several years of cheerleading experience.  He was formerly a Premier Clayton Shocker.  He graduated High School to attend and Cheer at East Carolina University where he cheered on their varsity team.  After his time at ECU he became an all star cheer and tumbling coach in Angier, NC.  Now he is back home with the Shockers!  Toni has extensive experience in cheerleading, hip hop dance, and gymnastics.

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Sarah Holzer

Little Explorers Supervisor

Sarah was a five year member of the Shocker all star cheer and dance program.  She was a member of the first Senior Shocker Cheer Team to attend the World Cheerleading Championships and a member of the first Senior Shocker Dance team to receive a bid to the World Dance Championships.  She was also a Premier Athletics student assistant.  She was a member of the NC State All Girl Cheerleading Team.  Her expertise with our younger all stars and classes is a tremendous asset to our program.  She coaches the Tiny Cheer team and Mini Cheer and Dance teams and teaches numerous preschool and hot tots classes.  Sarah is the oldest of five siblings and that is what makes her like a older sister to all of the kids at the program.

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Ashley Lanphere

Shocker Coach/Tumbling/Studio Instructor

Ashley graduated from North Carolina State University and was a member of the NC State All Girl Advanced Team.  She was a former Shocker All Star cheer and dance team member and shocker student assistant.  She has worked numerous summer camps for Premier Athletics.  She has previously coached at Southern Impact Athletics working with their Youth Dance and several Cheer teams.  She currently coaches several of the Shocker cheer and dance teams.  Ashley is an excellent instructor and she is a great motivator.

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Courtney Creech

School Squad/Summer Camp Supervisor

Courtney Creech graduated with a BS in Business Administration and a Minor in Sport Management from  Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC and has begun working on her MBA. She was a member of the Monarch Cheerleading squad for 2 years.  She also worked for NCA (National Cheerleading Association) as a summer camp instructor/head instructor for four years.  Last summer she received their top Veteran instructor award.  Courtney has cheered and danced for many years. She was s student assistant and a former Shocker who competed on the first Premier team to attend the World Cheerleading Championships!

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Erica Lagarde

Shocker Coach/Studio Instructor

Erica received a degree in Business and Marketing from NC State University.  She was a former Shocker All Star cheerleader and dancer.  She is AACCA safety certified, first aid and CPR certified and has been credentialed by the USASF.  She has over seven years of competitive cheerleading and dance experience.  Erica is a former student assistant and has been an assistant and head Shocker coach.  Her primary role at the gym is the Junior Hip Hop Coach and helping to develop hip hop technique throughout the gym. She is also a member of the Shocker Open Dance team.  She is a great choreographer, cheerleader and dancer and is a great asset to our coaching staff.

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Brittney Clarke

Shocker Coach/Tumbling Instructor

Brittney cheered and danced for Shockers for years before graduating high school and moving on to NCSU where she also cheered for the Pack! She cheered on the first & second Shocker Cheer team to attend the Cheerleading Worlds (in 2008 & 2012) and she also danced for the first two dance teams to attend the Dance Worlds (2010 &2011). Brittney teaches tumble, stunt, & dance classes, coaches cheer & dance teams and teaches stunt technique at the gym. She is AACCA certified and USASF credentialed, as well as, SPR & First-Aid certified.

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Shelby Holdsworth

Shocker Coach/Tumbling Instructor/Studio Instructor

Shelby cheered and danced for Shockers for years before graduating high school and moving on to ECU where she cheered for the Pirates! She danced on the 2011 Senior Hip Hop team that attended the Dance Worlds & cheered on the 2012 Senior Level 5 team that attended The Cheerleading Worlds! Shelby works with our Mini & Senior cheer teams, teaches Little Explorer Preschool Gymnastics, & other classes. She is AACCA certified and USASF crednetialed, as well as, CPR & First Aid certified. We are very excited to have Shelby on board at Premier! 

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Emily Holzer

Shocker Coach/Little Explorer Instructor

Emily cheered and dance for Shockers for nine years! She cheered on the 2012 Senior Leve 5 team that attended The Cheerleading Worlds! She is a former Shocker Student Assistant! Emily works with our Tiny cheer team, teaches Little Explorers Preschool Gymnastics & other classes at the gym. She is AACCA certified and USASF credentialed, as well as, CPR & First-Aid certified. We are very excited to have Emily on board this season at Premier! 

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Ricky McCarraher

Shocker Coach/Tumbling Instructor/Studio Instructor

Ricky was a former Shocker All-Star and continues to dance on our Open Team. He has coached teh Youth, Junior, & Senior All Star Cheer teams. He teaches numeroustumbling classes, stunts classes, and private lessons. Ricky is AACCA, Cpr and First-Aid certified. He was a member of the first Senior Shocker Cheer team to attend the World Cheerleading Championships!