Matt Hodges, opened Icon Allstars in 2004. In 2013 Icon Allstars merged with ATL to create ATA. With many years of coaching experience, his all-star cheerleading teams have won over 60 National Championships and more than 125 top five finishes in a short 5 year timeframe. Matt also brings more than eight years as a competition gymnast to the gym. Securing world renowned choreographers and experts each year to create exciting and unique routines, Matt collaborates with these experts to “Fine Tune” routines to match the skills of each team member. He is instrumental in the music design for each of his allstar teams. Matt currently coaches allstar cheering and tumbling classes in addition to providing coaching to the cheer teams at local area schools. Matt graduated in 2001 with a degree in Business Management. He also spent 7 years in the United States Armed Forces. Matt resides in Cumming, GA with wife Danielle, son Gray, and dog Puppy Ray.
Reed is the former owner of ATL Allstars. Reed began his athletic career at a young age as a gymnast and eventually captured the state gymnastics title in 1989. During a successful career at Sequoya High School, Reed was a four year letterman in football, wrestling, track, and tennis. Reed attended Kennesaw State University. Since college, Reed has coached Optional Gymnastics for three years and has coached Allstar Cheerleading for 17 years. During his coaching career, Reed has been instrumental in leading countless teams to national championship titles. Reed resides in Gainesville, GA with his wife Stephanie and three daughters, Charli, Harper and Finley. In 2013, Reed and Matt merged two successful programs into one! We are now ATA with the Icon Blue as our gym colors!
Cassie has many years of cheerleading and coaching experience. Cassie joined ICON ALLSTARS in 2005. Cassie received the Jump Award from South Forsyth High School where she cheered competitively for four years. South Forsyth High School Competition Cheerleading won three State Cheerleading Championship Awards from the fours years she cheered competitively. Cassie continuously builds her Allstar teams through motivation and encouragement. She currently coaches All-Star teams, tumbling and flexibility classes.
Sam is from from the sunshine state of Florida! He grew up in Daytona Beach and went to Seabreeze High School where he graduated and later went to college on a cheerleading scholarship at the University of Kentucky “Wildcats” which has won 22 National championships and counting! Sam has been in the cheerleading industry for over 20yrs and has coached at several all-star programs which has won numerous National Championships. Sam worked as a head instructor for UCA for many years and had the pleasure of dancing for Lisa “Lefteye” Lopez (RIP) (TLC), and Kelly Price! Sam has choreographed and won numerous National Championships with Colleges, High Schools and All-Star Programs. In his spare time he enjoys hanging out with friends, spending time with family, playing with his dogs, traveling, working out, whitewater rafting, watching lots of movies, and occasionally cooking.
Cody Shafer has been in the cheerleading industry for 15 years. In that time he has been a part of winning many national championships as well as summit finalist and a top 3 at the worlds. In the last two years he has won Cheersport back-to-back, received 2 full paid bids to the varsity all stars summit competition, 2 at large bids to the summit, and has taken 3 of the 4 teams to the finals! Cody has a major focus on helping athletes to achieve their goals through proper technique and drills.
Nicole has been coaching cheerleading since 1995. In 2001 she made the move from Pop Warner Cheerleading into Allstar cheer. Based in New Jersey she has worked with great programs such as Cheer Academy Cougars and Comet Allstars. In 2009 she made the move to Georgia where she worked with Twister Allstars and Icon Allstars as well as judged for various event companies. She has coached teams to many National titles as well as coaching teams to The Cheerleading Worlds and The Summit.
Sarah has worked proudly for Icon for the past 3 years! She cheered for Icon Allstars Senior Level 4 team and has made us proud by cheering in college! She won mulitple titles with her cheer team at North Georgia College & State University. Sarah graduated in May of 2013 from NGCSU and is a full time PE Teacher at Sawnee Elementary.
Aaron was born in Utah and grew up in Los Angeles. Aaron made his way to Georgia by enrolling in Georgia Tech. After undergraduate studies, Aaron transferred to Kennesaw State University where he finished his degree in Economics. Aaron has been a tumbling and allstar coach under Reed since 2001 and has been an important contributor to the many championships achieved by our program.
Sarah Duggan was a competitive gymnast and cheerleader for a total of 15 years. She has coached all star cheerleading for 8 years. Sarah is so excited to be at ATA, teaching these kids to love cheer as much as she does. She also has a daughter Maddison Duggan that is following in her foot steps cheering for ATA making this gym feel even more like family.