SonRise is announcing the beginning of a new cheer sensation, Eclipse All-Stars.
Three women are joining the SonRise family as the coaches of the Eclipse All-Stars. They are Shalee Brown, All-Star cheer director, Schansa Davis, All-Star cheer assistant coach, and Hilary Haynes, All-Star cheer assistant coach.
Shalee Brown was most recently the head coach for the Taylor Elementary Cheerleading Squad. She has been teaching at Taylor for five years, along with her desire to teach, has found her passion in coaching. Her team has competed in local competitions and has received several first place trophies.
She is a graduate of Lee University where she was a cheerleader. She also cheered in middle and high school. She has experience with acrobatics by being on the Sports Acrobatics competition squad from age 7 until graduating from high school.
In addition, Brown was involved in the dance and tumbling teams at the studio she attended. As a requirement of the teams, she competed in jazz, tap, and ballet, lyrical and tumbling routines at national competitions.
Schansa Davis is a longtime resident of Cleveland. She is married to Kolo Lynn (Chip) Davis and they have three children. She is very active in her community and is a member of several volunteer associations. Davis attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and now works with her husband in their locally owned businesses.
Davis has more than 10 years of cheerleading experience and has been actively involved in youth cheer coaching for the past five years. She has worked with nearly a 100 youngsters of various ages in our community. Most recently, she successfully coached a squad to two consecutive first place wins in nearby competitions and is eager to continue working with more youth within our community. She is a member of National Youth Sports Coaches Association.
“I enjoy working with kids and watching their progression and self-esteem build,” Davis said. “I find it very gratifying and goes to show through hard work, team building and fun great things can happen. I’ve always loved Cleveland and am excited to be able to be a part of something that will benefit the kids of the community I grew up within.”
Hilary Haynes began competitive gymnastics training at the Tennessee Academy of Gymnastics at age 5. She went on to begin dance training with Paula Duff School of Dance at age 10 and continued with Cleveland City Ballet through high school. She performed many times with the Chattanooga Ballet and received more extensive training at the Tennessee Academy of Dance in Nashville.
Haynes was awarded a dance scholarship to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she studied modern, lyrical and jazz dance. She danced as a member of the VOLS competitive dance team.
She was then hired as the assistant coach and choreographer of the Tennessee Thundercats arena football professional cheerleaders, The Thunderkittens. She also has assisted in coaching and choreography for Cleveland High School and Ooltewah High School dance teams. She is currently working as a dance instructor at a local dance studio.
Haynes is a member of the Mt. Olive Ministries, has two daughters and is engaged to be married to Tim Barrett in the spring.
For more information, call SonRise, 1500 Clingan Ridge Drive, at 473-8781 or visit the website at www.comeflip.com.