Anette Gratzer is originally from Suwanee, Georgia, and now resides in Dallas, Georgia, with her husband of four years, Brandon Gratzer, and their daughter, Gabby, Allatoona’s tiniest Buc Cheerleader. While in high school, she was a JV and Varsity Cheerleader and on the Varsity Soccer team.  Following that, she attended Georgia College and State University where she earned a BA in Spanish while also serving as a Student Ambassador, Greek Life Coordinator, and the President of her Sorority, and her Masters of Arts in Teaching where she was a distinguished honors graduate. She’s been teaching and coaching for eleven years and has been part of a state winning program, and she also made history at Lanier High School for bringing the first region championship for Cheerleading. Since coming to Allatoona High School, she has been named an Honorary Buc and a Softball Superhero and led the Cheerleaders to a Region Championship in 2020 and to compete at State in 2020 and 2021. 

Coach Gratzer views as her mentors her grandmother, who was a teacher and principal her whole life and fueled Coach Gratzer’s love for teaching, and Jerrie K. Hulsey, who coached with Gratzer during her first three years of teaching. Coach Gratzer states, “[Jerrie] taught me what it takes to be a great leader and to make a difference in an athlete’s life. She also taught me to have big dreams and one of those dreams is possibly leading Allatoona Cheer to a State Championship. Go Bucs!” In her “spare time,” she loves watching football (Go Dawgs!), spending time with her French Bulldog Duke, and spending time with her husband, Gabby, and family. She finds inspiration from the quotation, “By doing what you LOVE, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others (Unknown).”