Cheerleading Coaches

Amanda Edwards

Head Cheerleading Coach

Varsity Basketball Coach

Amanda Edwards has been the Head Cheerleading Coach at Allatoona for the past eight years and is entering her eleventh year of coaching high school cheerleading. Under Coach Edwards, the Varsity Football Competition squad has made nine straight GHSA State Finals appearances, won five back to back to back Regional Championships in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016, had eight cheerleaders named to the Georgia All-State Team, and the 2013 Georgia High School Cheerleader of the Year. She graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education. She also earned her Master of Education degree in 2012 and her Educational Specialist Degree in 2013, both in Curriculum and Instruction. Coach Edwards has taught math at Allatoona for the last ten years and at Cobb Virtual Academy for the last three years.  Coach Edwards is married to Zack Edwards, a Dekalb County science teacher and football coach.  They have a one year old little boy, Locke, who keeps them busy and entertained.

Caroline Conley

Varsity Competition Music Person

Caroline Conley will start her fourth year of coaching for Allatoona this season, with this year being her first as a high school community coach. Coach Conley cheered under Coach Amanda Edwards throughout her high school career, and was a team captain during her senior year. While cheering for the Bucs, Coach Conley helped the team win Region Championships in 2012, 2013, and 2014 and place in the top 10 every year at the GHSA State Finals. Currently, Coach Conley is earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Berry College and aspires to work in the ICU.  When she isn’t coaching or in school, Coach Conley spends her time studying and doing CrossFit.

Staci Dombrowski

Varsity Football Coach

Competition Assistant Coach

Staci Dombrowski is entering her 5th year of coaching cheerleading and 4th year of coaching Varsity Competition/Football at Allatoona. She is a 2009 graduate of Eureka College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics with Teacher Certification, a 2011 graduate of Saint Xavier University with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and Summer 2018 graduate of Kennesaw State with an Education Specialist Degree in Secondary Math Education. Coach Dombrowski teaches a variety of math classes at AHS and is the math department chair. She is married to Tim Dombrowski, who is a strength and conditioning coach at Kennesaw State University.

Lindsay Kovalsky

Assistant Head Cheerleading Coach

JV Football Coach

Lindsay Kovalsky has been coaching cheerleading in Cobb County for the last 11 years and is entering her seventh year coaching cheerleading at Allatoona. Coach Kovalsky graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education, American College of Education in 2011 with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and Lincoln Memorial University in 2013 with a Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Coach Kovalsky has been married for 10 years to her husband, Michael, who is a Cobb County fire fighter. They have two beautiful children, Smith, 7, and Sloan, 6.

Lexy Smolko

Varsity Basketball Coach

Coach Smolko is from Chicago, Illinois (Da Bears!) and moved down to Georgia after being too cold all the time.  Later, she graduated from Sprayberry High School and made the best decision of her life by going to college to become a teacher when her dreams of winning Survivor seemed out-of-reach.  She attended Kennesaw State University for her Bachelor’s in English Education and graduated with Honors.  This is Coach Smolko’s third year at Allatoona where she is a ninth grade teacher and a coach for varsity basketball cheerleading!  When she is not in the classroom, she can be found in the sale racks of Urban Outfitters, practicing yoga and pilates, or blogging about the last novel she read.  Ms. Smolko lives in Kennesaw with her cute mutt, Bentley.

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