WILSON, N.C. – Barton College has announced the hiring of Sarah Moore as the school's new Cheer, Dance and STUNT Head Coach.
Moore has served as the Head Varsity Cheerleading and STUNT Coach at Heritage High School in Wake Forest, N.C., for the past seven years. Under Moore's tutelage, Heritage was named the 2015, 2016 and 2018 NCHSAA State champions in cheer and won the 2018 and 2019 NCCCA Stunt Group Championships.
"I am excited Sarah Moore has accepted the head coaching leadership position of cheer, dance and stunt," said Barton Director of Athletics Todd Wilkinson. "Sarah was well-received on campus and will be an important member of our team. Sarah has strong relationships within the cheer, dance and stunt community, which will be valuable in recruiting the team and growing the program. Sarah's professionalism, energy and enthusiasm is going to be a tremendous asset to Barton College and Wilson, N.C."
Moore also served as a choreographer for several high schools in the Raleigh, N.C., area including Franklin Academy, East Wake and Rolesville High Schools, Exploris School and Voyager Academy Middle and High Schools. Franklin Academy won the 2016 NCHSAA Non-Mount State Championship.
Moore is a member of the North Carolina Cheerleading Coaches Association and a graduate of North Carolina State University where she cheered four years on the All-Girl Team. Moore is a native of Durham, N.C.
Barton is adding STUNT is an official sport in 2019-20. Women's STUNT, a new varsity sport derived from cheerleading launched by USA Cheer, has just finished its seventh season at the college level and fourth at the high school. Developed to meet the requirements of a sport under Title IX, STUNT takes the athletic skills of cheerleading – like jumps, stunts and tumbling – and creates a full, hour-long format that challenges teams in head-to-head competition.