Auburn Staff

Our enthusiastic staff would love to meet you!  Please read about our coaches and then stop by to meet us in person!  We would love to show you why ATLANTA JAYHAWKS has the best staff in the area.  Our well-rounded staff has expertise in co-ed stunting, all-girl stunting, tumbling, motions, jumps and dance technique.  Stop by and see us today!!! 


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Kelly Halcomb- Owner & Program Director

Owner and program director, Kelly (Samford) Halcomb has called Duluth home since 1980.  She is a former Auburn University Dance Team member and Captain.  She has been working with gymnasts, dancers and cheerleaders of all ages for over 20 years.  As a 1999 honor graduate of Auburn University, she majored in High School Science Education with an emphasis in Biology.  After teaching Biology and coaching cheerleading at Duluth High School for several years, she opened Cheer & Dance Atlanta with her husband Brent in 2002.   As the gym grew to be more successful, they opened locations in Auburn, GA (2013) and Grayson, GA (2015) to better serve the Atlanta area.  Kelly & Brent have six children, Emerson, Samford, Callaway, Banks, Mills, Powell and an Australian Labradoodle named "COACH"!

Kelly oversees all Jayhawks All-Star coaches, class instructors and summer camps.  She is CPR, First Aid and USASF safety certified, a member of the Georgia High School Coaches Association and a member of the Georgia Cheerleading Coaches Association.  Kelly has captured three State Championships and a runner-up in Georgia High School as well as numerous National Championships at the All-Star level.  In 2006 she coached the Georgia & National High School Cheerleading Team of the Year and was a finalist for Georgia Coach of the Year.   Since then she has worked with high school squads from all over the Southeast. In 2013 Kelly co-coached the Atlanta JayHawks "Platinum" Level 5 Team who won The Summit Championship in Disney World.  Kelly is also a member of Gwinnett Medical Center's Women's Advisory and enjoys being involved in the community she grew up in.

Kelly enjoys challenging the kids to progress in their skills while enthusiastically encouraging them every step of the way.  She makes it her mission to see every child leave the gym with a smile and a great feeling about their accomplishments.  She is proud of the numerous athletes she has helped train to become college cheerleaders.  Many former Jayhawks have now become successful coaches themselves.  Kelly considers her staff and the families in the gym her extended family and loves building the relationships that will last a lifetime.


Jodi Richardson- Allstar Director

All-Star Coordinator and Office manager for the Auburn gym.  Jodi has been with Jayahwks since 2003!


Andre Walker

With Jayhawks since 2014…

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Andre moved to Georgia in 2001. He began his cheerleading career at Berkmar High School and cheered and graduated from Dacula High School. He competed with Pro Cheer and captured a bronze medal at The Cheerleading Worlds in 2012. Andre was accepted to Shelton State Community College and received a full scholarship in cheerleading. During his time at Shelton State he was honored with two College National Championships.  Andre has worked with tumblers, all-stars and school squads for over 6 years and has experience from previously working at Cheer Factory, Pro Cheer and All-star Panthers.  He most recently coached ACE Lady Chiefs All girl L5 (Tuscaloosa) who were awarded a bid to Worlds in 2013 and 2014.  We are thrilled to have Andre join the Atlanta Jayhawks family and love the energy and expertise he brings to the floor!


Carolyn Hall

With JayHawks since 2014...

Carolyn Hall is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Family and Consumer Science Education.  Carolyn cheered all throughout her childhood and in high school for Collins Hill and was a part of the Atlanta Jayhawks.  As a Jayhawaks Alumni she is excited and overjoyed to be a part of the Jayhawks Staff. 

She is married to her husband Jason and they have two beautiful children.  She has coached at multiple levels from recreational cheer, middle school cheer and all-star cheer.  

Carolyn truly believes in investing her athletes' lives and overall character!   


Chelsea Reed- Front Office

Chelsea participated in competitive gymnastics for nine years.  She then coached gymnastics for four years.  Later in life she fell in love with competitive cheerleading and has coached for the last seven years. Chelsea is patient and ethusiastic with our athletes and uses her gymnastics background to perfect their skills. She has been with JayHawks since 2014.