Recent Mississippi State University graduate Delaney Miller is in her first year as East Mississippi Community College’s head cheerleading coach.
A native of Hernando, Miss., Miller earned her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology/clinical exercise physiology this past May from MSU. She cheered for Mississippi State the past four years after transferring from the University of Central Arkansas. Having served as MSU’s team captain during her junior and senior seasons, Miller competed four years at UCA College Nationals while also accompanying four Bulldog football teams to postseason bowl games.
Upon graduating from Magnolia Heights High School in Senatobia, Miller earned a cheerleading scholarship to Central Arkansas. She was a member of the Bears’ 2011-12 cheer squad that won the Small Coed category at the NCA (National Cheerleaders Association) College Nationals held in Daytona Beach, Florida.
During her competitive collegiate days, Miller has been active as a cheerleading camp instructor for the Universal Cheerleading Association as well as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Cheerleading Association. While covering the Midwest territory for UCA, she taught cheerleading skills to junior high and high school students in addition to providing assessments and performance grade sheets during numerous camps.
Miller has also mentored and choreographed during FCA cheerleading camps across the Midwest during her college days. For her efforts as a huddle leader and camp devotionist, she was chosen the FCA’s Christian Athlete of the Month in the organization’s July 2013 magazine edition.
Locally in Mississippi, Miller has also served as a cheerleading coach for the Columbus-based Full Out Cheer group since 2012 while attending Mississippi State.