Coker Spirit Squad Announces Three Additions

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College spirit squad coach Ali Nelson announced the addition of three members to the team today. Brian Craig, Emily Wayne and Amberlie White have joined the team for the 2013-2014 academic year.

"I am extremely excited to have these three on the spirit squad," Nelson said. "They all come from strong technical backgrounds and are going to be a positive asset to the team."

Craig is originally from Lowell, Mass., but currently resides in Johnsonville, S.C.  He is a graduate of Johnsonville High School and received his technical training in dance from Jeannette Neill Dance Studio and Cheri and Company School of Performing Arts.

Brian is the son of Betty Craig and Jerry Altman.

Wayne is from North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and recently graduated from the Academy of the Arts, Science, and Technology.  She received her technical training from Arts Alive for dance and all-star cheerleading.

Emily is the daughter of Natalie and William Wayne.

White, a resident of Marlboro, S.C., is a graduate of Marlboro County High School where she was a member of the Goldrush dance team.  She has been dancing for 16 years and has trained at numerous dance studios.

Amberlie is the daughter of Melanie and Roy Mooreside.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations and marketing, at 843-383-8018 or


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.