(Media release from Floyd County Schools):

Pepperell High School (PHS) is excited to announce Trista Edge as the new head competition cheerleading coach!

“Pepperell High School is so thrilled that Trista Edge is joining our Coaching Staff. There is no question that she has all the tangibles required to not only keep our Competition Cheer Team moving toward their third straight Region Title, but she too has the excitement and energy necessary to move us to even greater opportunities at the State Level. Her familiarity with the campus and community, along with her relationships with our feeder program at Pepperell Middle School, will enable us to keep the pipeline full for years to come,” said PHS Principal Jason Kouns

Coach Edge graduated from Pepperell High School with honors in 1995 where she cheered on the first-ever GHSA 7-AA region championship team in 1994 and finished as runner-up in the state competition. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in education degree from the University of Georgia, an Educational Master’s degree from Jacksonville State University in Alabama, and an Educational Specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University.

“It is an honor to be selected as the Pepperell High School Competition Cheerleading coach. As an alumnus of Pepperell High School, this community has always been a huge part of my life and it is exciting that life has come full circle and I can now coach and continue the excellence of competition cheer at PHS. Being a part of the cheerleading community when it became a sanctioned GHSA sport in the 1990s then winning the first-ever 7-AA Region Championship and now being able to coach an amazing group of girls is a privilege I will not take lightly. It is my desire to build relationships with my cheerleaders that will positively impact their lives as well as build a competition cheerleading program within the Pepperell schools that will make the Lindale community proud to be Dragons,” said Edge.

Trista Edge’s coaching experience includes serving as a cheerleading coach for Pepperell Middle from 2001 to 2004. After taking time off to raise three active boys, she volunteered with the Pepperell Middle competition cheer team over the last decade. She currently serves as a self-contained special education teacher at Pepperell Middle where she’s been for over 20 years.