UNLV Cheer Coaching Staff
Head Coach of UNLV Cheerleading: Savanna Sibley
Assistant Coach of UNLV Cheerleading: Alex White
Savanna Sibley is in her first 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 Hawaiâ€˜i Pacific University. 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 the last 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 Team USA 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 just recently recognized as one of 20 participants for the country's top collegiate cheerleaders for the 2011 IC Collegiate All-American Team. 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 Assistant Coach with the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Alex White is in her second season 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 Team USA. 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 group. Besides cheering at UNLV, Alex has a 10-year plus cheering background. 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 fourth year coaching for Bishop Gorman High School. During these four years she also coached private lessons for tumbling, stunting and all cheerleading skills and continues to do so today. This will be Alex's second year as an assistant coach for the UNLV cheer program.
Cheer and Dance Manager: Erin Bush
Erin Bush is in her first season as the Manager of the UNLV Cheer & Dance Program. Originally from Florida, she has an extensive background in dance. Formerly a member of the UNLV Rebel Girls Dance Team from 2009-2013, Erin was also captain for two years. While attending the 2013 UDA College National Championship, Erin and her teammates took third place in the IA Pom Division and first place the IA Hip Hop Division. Bush was also an assistant coach for the UNLV Rebel Girls during the 2013-2014 seasons. Bush helped coach the team to a second place title in the IA Hip Hop Division and third place title in the IA Pom Division at the 2014 Universal Dance Association College National Championship. She is also a former UDA staff member. Erin is currently in her final year at UNLV, majoring in Theatre Design and Technology.