Spirit Squad Coordinator
Department: Athletic Department
Office Location: Newman Flanagan 307
- B.A., Fashion Merchandising, Southeast Missouri State University
- A.A., Shawnee Community College
Coach Edmonds is the head coach of the dance and cheerleading squads at Briar Cliff University. Prior to BCU, she spent 11 seasons at Southeast Missouri State University as an athlete, captain, assistant and ultimately as head coach for the Redhawks cheerleading squad. She is an instructor for the National Cheerleaders Association, as well as a former All-American recipient.
Through studio dance, high school dance team, and collegiate study Edmonds has over twenty years of dance experience including several awards and team achievements. While completing her undergraduate degree she began coaching junior high and high school before taking over her alma mater, Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, and, eventually, her college at Southeast's program. Edmonds completed the Honors Program at Southeast Missouri State University and graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
In her free time she enjoys reading, running, working out, taking dance classes, applying rhinestones to everything, massage therapy, keeping up with local teams from home, and staying in touch with friends and family. Edmonds plans to pursue a master’s degree in kinesiology and doctorate in physical therapy at Briar Cliff, as well.