LIPSCOMB ACADEMY CHEERLEADING - BASKETBALL
From Competition to football and basketball, we offer many opportunities to be part of a cheer squad at Lipscomb Academy, With offerings from 5th-12th grades, interested candidates are encouraged to be part of more than one squad and/or play other sports.
We love to cheer for our sports teams, so we focus on a team concept. Cheerleaders are required to condition in the off-season and encouraged to develop new skills, such as tumbling, to extend the capabilities of our squads. Our highly qualified coaches lead our programs to help our students reach their full potential in all areas. Our cheerleaders attend UCA camp, and each year, we have many individuals who are recognized as UCA All-Americans. We also have many alumni cheerleaders, who have advanced their skills to the point they have been able to cheer at the collegiate level. Our current competition squad competes in UCA regionals and have qualified for the last 4 years.
All coaches are ACCAA (American Association of Cheer Coaches and Administrators) certified for safety and credentialed by UCA (Universal Cheerleader Association).
Miranda Giles - Director of Cheerleading Operations
Head Coach Basketball Squad
Miranda Giles is starting her seventh year as varsity head basketball cheer coach and eighth year as a high school Spanish teacher. A graduate of Lipscomb University, Giles received her bachelor’s in Spanish Education and master’s in Technology Education. She is passionate about creating a squad of confident and compassionate women to lead not only through athletics but spiritually and academically as well.
Anna Claire Temple - Head Coach Competition Squad
Anna Claire is a graduate of both Lipscomb Academy and Lipscomb University (Bachelor of Science in elementary education). She began cheering in fourth grade and continued throughout college. She has coached cheer and competitive programs at Ensworth, Brentwood Academy and Centennial High School in Franklin. While coaching at Centennial, the Junior Varsity squad received fifth at nationals, and the Varsity squad received second.
Whitney Cadavid: JV Head Coach
AnnMichael Merritt: JV Assistant Coach
Janene Ezell: MS Football Head Coach
Abby Ezell: MS Football Assistant
Martha Lynn Crawford: MS Basketball Head Coach
Appearances (15): 2021,2020, 2019, 2018, 2009, 2005, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1993, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1974, 1973, 1951, 1926
Finals Appearances (1): 1993
Championships (1): 1993
Wesley Morgan, Cumberland University
Chaley Allen, University of Tennessee-Martin
Ann Michael Merritt, Lipscomb University
Victoria Newby, Lipscomb University
Haley Grizzell, Harding University
Lindsey Bradshaw, Lipscomb University
Caroline Burch, Harding University
Elizabeth Gaw, Samford University
Belle (Blickenstaff) Howell, Harding University
Lindsey Nance, Lipscomb University
Katie (Holliday) Weber, Lipscomb University
Anna Claire Temple, Lipscomb University