Melissa Shipman is entering her 7th season as the head coach for Avila University's All-Girl Cheer program.
During her career here at Avila, the team has accomplished many goals and received nationally acclaimed awards. The team is looking to defend its UCA/UDA College National Championship this year. In 2012, Avila placed 4th in their division.
Avila's Cheer Team is also the official cheerleaders for Bikers for Babies, and participates in several other programs such as March of Dimes, and Light the Night Cancer Walk.
Melissa and her husband Andy have a daughter named Mallory.