Coker College Announces Hiring of Cheerleading and Dance Coach

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Alex Roberts, Columbia S.C., has accepted an appointment as cheerleading and dance coach within the Coker College Department of Athletics, effective July 1.

“I am very excited and very grateful for this opportunity,” Roberts said. “Hopefully, we will be able to use both cheerleading and dance to get more involvement throughout the campus and be active in multiple sports. I have high hopes for us here at Coker. It’s going to be a great challenge, but I look forward to taking it on.”

Roberts has coached competitive cheerleading for 23 years. He’s coached ages 4 through 25 during his career. He has been a part-time instructor at Coker since 2010 while also serving as a director at Flying High Academy in Florence, S.C. He has coached 15 national title teams and won 10 state titles at American Cheer X-treme from 1998-2008.

“Coker is fortunate to have Alex heading up the cheer and dance program,” said Athletic Director Lynn Griffin.  He has extensive competition experience and will continue to build our programs.”

Originally from Chester, S.C., Roberts graduated from Winthrop University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, Manager of Athletics Media Relations, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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