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!


Micah Marquette- GYM MANAGER

With Jayhawks since 2009...

A true Atlanta Native, Micah was born in downtown Atlanta at Georgia Baptist Hospital.  Growing up in Smyrna Micah spent his free time singing for the church and in his school's chorus program.  At 14, he attended Campbell High School and tried out for a local all-star program where he progressed into making their co-ed team.  Micah cheered all-stars for 2 1/2 years and began coaching tumbling classes and teams at United Stingrays in Kennesaw Georgia by the age of 16.  Since then Micah has gone on to coach with several successful programs, winning CHEERSPORT and also working with upper level gymnasts.  Micah attends Georgia State University where he cheered for three years and competed twice at NCA College Nationals.  Micah began coaching at CDA in 2009 and is one of our most beloved instructors on staff.  Micah coaches levels 1-5.  We are lucky to have Coach Micah!!


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!   


Stacey Sarvan- Front Office