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Cheer Director & Varsity Football Coach – Hali Chase:

Hola! My name is Hali Chase and I am so excited to be back coaching at
Collins Hill! The 2018-2019 school year will be my 5th year coaching
football cheerleading at Collins Hill. I currently teach Spanish and I love
being able to connect with my students both in and out of the classroom. I
am originally from Charlotte, North Carolina where I attended Appalachian
State University. GO MOUNTAINEERS 🙂 I graduated in May of 2013 with a
degree in Spanish education.

Should you or your cheerleader need to reach me for any reason, please feel
free to email me at:


Varsity Competition Coach – Katie Birkhead:

Hi everyone! My name is Katie Birkhead and I am the Varsity Competition
Cheerleading Coach at Collins Hill. This will be my second year coaching as
well as my second year teaching Health/PE at Creekland Middle School. I
have a long history in cheerleading in all-stars, high-school, and as a
4-year collegiate cheerleader including a member of the 2014 National
Champion Small Coed team at Columbus State University! Ahh Cougs!! 🙂 I am
originally from Lawrenceville myself and have loved being able to come back
and teach in the school that taught me.

Please free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or just to say
Can’t wait for another great season!!

Varsity Basketball Coach – Devon Cristofaro:

Hey guys! My name is Devon Cristofaro and I am the Varsity Basketball cheer
coach. I am going into my third year of coaching, as well as my third year
of teaching, all here at Collins Hill High School. I am originally from the
New England area but moved to Georgia when I was in 8th grade. After high
school, I attended the best school in the land, the University of Georgia,
where I fell in love with the bulldawg culture and spirit. It was there
that I found my true passion for teaching and working with kids, so
combining that with my lifelong love of reading and writing led me to
become a Language Arts teacher. I love to travel as often as I can, my
favorite novel is The Great Gatsby, I’m obsessed with spaghetti and tacos,
and am a huge sports fan.

If you have any questions about basketball cheer, shoot me an e-mail.
Go eagles and go dawgs!

JV Football Coach – Kelly French:

Hey! My name is Kelly French and this is my second year coaching and
teaching at Collins Hill High school. I graduated from the University of
North Georgia in July 2017.  I received a bachelors in history and
education. I am very excited to be back at Collins Hill teaching US
History. I am very familiar with Gwinnett County because this is where I am
from. I went to Dacula high school and cheered there for four years! I am
so happy to back in my hometown and influencing the next generation of
leaders/ I look forward to meeting each and every student and helping in
any way I can, my door will always be open!

Can not wait to see what this school year brings!

JV Basketball Coach – Holli Krieger

After coaching cheer for several years in the middle school capacity, I’m elated to return to my high school alma mater– Collins Hill.  While I’m coaching JV basketball cheer in the fall, you can also find me spreading Lit knowledge to our 9th graders on C hall.  When I’m not trying to sell my love for learning I’m either lost in a book, writing my memoir, prancing through the forest or tending to my garden and compost. My favorite time of year is football season– my heart screams “Roll Tide” and my soul bleeds crimson. 

Freshman Football & Basketball Coach – Staci Fuller:

Hey! My name is Staci Fuller and I’m so excited for my 2nd year of coaching
at Collins Hill where my high school cheer years all started! For the
2018-2019 season I will be the Head Coach for Freshman  Football &
Basketball and the Lay Coach for Varsity Competition. After numerous years
of Cheering/Coaching for Cheer Factory Allstars I brought my love for
cheering back to Collins Hill. I am excited to be working with all of the
girls and to make this season great!
If any parents or cheerleaders needs to get in contact with me please do at