GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Amber King has been named the Assistant Spirit Squad Coordinator at Tusculum announced TC spirit coordinator Jessica Inscore.
King will be responsible for providing structure and preparation for all practices and games, squad recruitment and retention, program fund raising and coordinating event and community appearances.
King boasts an extensive resume where she has served as the head cheerleading coach at South Atlantic Conference member Newberry College (2011-2012) and at her alma mater King University (2012-2014). While at King, she also served as the head coach for acrobatics and tumbling and served in the same capacity at Glenville State College from 2014-2016.
"Coach Amber (King) brings such an amazing amount of energy and passion to the spirit program," said Inscore. "Her enthusiasm was one of the major parts that made her stand out. Add in her decorated background in cheer, and it was the perfect match for myself and Tusculum. I think she is a great asset to not only the spirit program but to the college and community as well. I look forward to what our future holds."
King built the inaugural program at Glenville State and would guide the Pioneers to a berth to the national championship finals.
Prior to developing the Acrobatics and Tumbling program at King University, she elevated the Tornado cheer program to a competitive level. The newly competitive 2012 team finished fifth at Cheersport Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia, and third at the Canam Nationals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Prior to returning to her alma mater, King served as head cheer coach at South Atlantic Conference member Newberry College. During 2011-2012 season, she choreographed competition routines for CANAM and CCA National events.
She was named to the Top-25 Coaches in America by the CCA, after a trio of spectacular finishes in competition. King led her team to first runner-up honors at the CANAM Nationals, a National Championship in the All-Girl CCA Nationals, and was crowned Grand Champion as the best overall college team at the 2012 CCA Nationals.
In 2008, King earned her bachelor's degree in sport management with a minor in coaching from King University. For three years as an undergraduate, King was a teaching instructor for the Universal Cheerleaders Association traveling the Mid-South region. In 2009, Coach King developed the tumble/cheer ministry through the Celebration Church Dance Ministry in Blountville, Tennessee. She taught weekly tumbling classes to children 5-18 years old and choreographed routines for them.
In 2012, she completed her master's degree recreation and sport sciences from Ohio University.
Amber is the proud mother of her son, Jack.
Tusculum, located in Greeneville, Tennessee, is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, USA and is a member of the South Atlantic Conference.