UNLV Cheer Coaching Staff
Head Coach of UNLV Cheerleading: Savanna Sibley
Savanna Sibley is in her third season as the head coach of the UNLV Cheerleaders. She was the assistant coach for the 2013-2014 season at UNLV. Savanna, who is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, received her Bachelor of Arts in Justice Administration and is currently a Master of Arts candidate in Communications at Hawaii Pacific University (HPU). She has a background in dance and gymnastics and has been cheering for the past 15 years. Ms. Sibley is a staff instructor with NCA and has coached various teams locally. Savanna's collegiate cheerleading career started at the University of Nevada Las Vegas where she cheered on the large coed team in 2005. The following year, she transferred to HPU after being offered a cheer scholarship. During her time at HPU, she was a member of the large coed team and helped her team to win its 4th national championship in 2006. She then moved to the small coed team where she was the captain for 5 years and helped the team win 3 national championships. She also competed in the all-girl partner stunt division and won two national titles at the 2008 NCA collegiate nationals and the 2010 UCA collegiate nationals. Savanna received the honor of representing the US at the ICU World Cheerleading Championships and being a member of USA National Team in 2010 and 2011. She is a four time gold medalist at this event, two of which were with the All-Girl cheer team and two with her All-Girl stunt group. She was recognized as one of 20 participants for the country's top collegiate cheerleaders for the 2011 ICU Collegiate All-American Teams. She is a three-time national champion coach for Small Coed and Large Coed at the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) College Nationals 2012. Savanna is recently spreading her coaching experience back in her hometown as the All Star Program Director for Las Vegas Elements and Head Coach with the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She is in her third year coaching the All-Girl team of USA Cheer.
Assistant Coach of UNLV Cheerleading: Alex White
Alex White is in her fourth year as the assistant coach of the UNLV Cheerleaders. She is a proud UNLV alumnus who cheered for the UNLV Rebels for five years. She was part of the 2012
Stunt Group that won UNLV's first National Championship at NCA College Nationals. In 2011, Alex and her stunt group were four out of 28 girls chosen to represent the USA National Team.
They were on the All Girl Team and won a World Championship. Alex has also placed 7th at UCA Nationals and won two USA competitions through stunt gorup. Besides cheering at UNLV, Alex
has a 10-year plus cheering backgorund. She started cheering in the fifth grade with the first all-star program in Las Vegas and continued throughout High School while attending Bishop
Gorman. Alex has been coaching for five years. This is her fifth year coaching for Bishop Gorman High School. During these five years she also coached private lessons for tumbling,
stunting and all cheerleading skills and continues to do so today. This will be Alex's fourth year as an assistant coach for the UNLV cheer program.
Assistant Coach of UNLV Cheerleading: Karley Hughes
Karley Hughes had been a member of the UNLV cheer program for four years. She cheered from 2011-2015. During her time as a UNLV cheerleader she accomplished placing 7th at both NCA nationals and UCA nationals. Not only as a UNLV cheerleader did she participate in games, practices, and events she was also apart of the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. Karley had the opportunity to perform with Iggy Azalea. During her senior year, the year of 2014-2015 Karley was a captain of the team. Aside from cheering for UNLV Karley has 10 years or cheer experience. She cheered for her middle school cheer team, as well as her high school team. Karley attended Centennial High school where she won State for cheer in 2010. She was a captain of her high school cheer team her senior year. Karley was one of the coaches for Centennial High School's cheer team for the season of 2015-2016. She plans to graduate this coming fall 2016 with her Bachelors of Liberal Arts with a focus in Hospitality and Sociology. The 2016-2017 season will be Karley's first year as an assistant coach for the UNLV Cheer program.