COACHES & STAFF
DEDICATED TO HELPING YOU SURPASS YOUR FITNESS AND TRAINING GOALS
Our passionate experts and sports educators will provide a safe and fun environment where everyone can get active, learn and achieve their potential.
Coach Christian Van Camp | Baseball
Christian was a 4 year starter in high school (Creekview) & college (Georgia Gwinnett). He played outfield, pitcher, and first base. In high school he set multiple school records for pitching and hitting. In college, his teams won 2 conference championships and played centerfield in the 2014 NAIA College World Series. His junior year of college he topped at a .440 BA. Christian has coached in the Metro Atlanta Travel Baseball Circuit for the last 3 years.
Coach Austin Franzen | Baseball, Softball, Football, and Performance
Austin is a Football/Baseball/Softball/Performance Coach at RSA. Austin currently attends KSU and is a certified personal trainer through ISSA. He has a desire and passion like no other to work with young athletes and take their game to the next level. Austin has been in the industry for 5+ years and has helped countless athletes achieve their goals. Austin is extremely patient and has a knack for working with young athletes. He is inspirational and motivating and has the ability to break down all components of training so that each individual feels comfortable and can completely understand what is being asked of them.
Coach Anna Tankersley | Softball
Being part of a very athletic family, Anna played softball competitively from the age of 7. Being quick and speedy, she was switched to the left side and became a versatile slapper for the Quicksilver organization in Colorado for years.
Anna’s high school career was played at Creekview High School in Canton, Georgia. She was a four-year letter winner, being a two-time first team all-county selection and a gold glove MVP as a senior. Anna also received the base bandit award and was a four-time scholar athlete.
Anna has 5+ years’ experience with private softball lessons. Hitting focuses include: power, placement, niche hitting, technique work - left and right side. Fielding focuses: proper form, footwork, agility work, critical thinking in game situations.
Coach Macy Terry | Softball
Macy grew up in the Atlanta area playing softball. She has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology; Exercise and Sports Science, and a Master of Science in Health and Physical Education. Macy played softball at Augusta State University and served as the team captain. Macy coaches softball and performance development at the youth, middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. She also served as a sports services coordinator for the Gulf South Conference, scheduling events for a variety of sports.
Coach Taylor Tankersley | Football
Taylor is the founder of Dark Horse Recruiting, which developed from his passion from seeing underrated athletes thrive at the collegiate level. He played D1 football at Samford University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management. With a football background, and years of coaching, Taylor can develop athletes at all ages and give them the opportunity to succeed at the next level.
Coach Allen Patrick “Nip” | Basketball & Football
Coach Nip coached nine years at Kell High School (football and basketball). He is a graduate of Cherokee High School where he played baseball and football. He played collegiate football at Mars Hill College. Coach Nip has trained many athletes in his time that have continued their careers in the NFL and NCAA. He also trains youth baseball.
Coach Amber Kennedy | Fitness
Amber has been a personal trainer for over 18 years and teaching a variety of fitness classes since 2006. She has a degree in Dietetics/Nutrition and Exercise Science. Amber coaches adult fitness and is available for personalized training and nutritional coaching.
Coach Adam Easterbrook | Boys Lacrosse
Adam has been in the lacrosse world for over 20 years. Adam played at Michigan State University and continued his career on the USA West Team. After his commitment to the USA West team, he coached at NCAA Division 2 Merrimack College in North Andover, MA and then University of Detroit Jesuit in Michigan. Now that he is living in Georgia, he has been heavily involved in growing the game locally. Adam coached with the Parks and Rec Department for the past 8 seasons, started the Cherokee Jr Warriors Lacrosse Program last year and also coached them to an undefeated season (9-0). Adam is the Director of Cherokee Xtreme Summer Travel Lacrosse, Head Coach with 3d Lacrosse (Nationally run organization) and also the Founder/Director of Boys at Summit Lacrosse Academy Adam also works with the two local professional sports teams (Atlanta Blaze and Georgia Swarm) on camps, clinics, ticket packages, etc.
Coach Jeremy Cochran | Girls Lacrosse
Coach Jeremy Cochran grew up in the mountains of North Georgia playing football, basketball, running track, and wrestling. He then went on to play defensive back, NCAA Division II Football, for Mars Hill College near Asheville, North Carolina. Coach Cochran began playing NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse in college and has been involved in lacrosse for over 20 years. Since then, Coach Cochran has been involved with coaching lacrosse for both boys and girls. Coach Cochran has coached players that have gone on to play collegiate lacrosse. Among those collegiate players coached was a Division II All Conference Goalie. Coach Cochran is a certified Women's Lacrosse Coach through US Lacrosse. Coach Cochran has coached all positions for both boys and girls and specializes in the Goalie position. Coach Cochran gives credence to the saying, "It's not the will to win that matters, everyone has that, it’s the will to prepare that matters."
Coach Morgan Mcghee &
Coach Caroline Copenhaver | Girls Lacrosse
Morgan and Caroline play on the Reinhardt Lady Eagles lacrosse team. They are 1st team all-conference NAIA players. Caroline is also a regional CrossFit competitor and was an All-State lacrosse player for Roswell High School.
Coach Creigh Chandler | Fitness
Creigh is our certified Exercise Physiologist. Creigh grew up in Cherokee County and received his degree in Exercise Science from Kennesaw State University. Creigh is a dedicated and passionate coaching professional who is committed to creating a safe, engaging, and physically and mentally challenging environment that opens the door to fitness, competitiveness and sportsmanship. His goal is to push every athlete to be the best version of themselves on and off the field.
Coach Cody Carden
Cody Carden is a senior at Reinhardt University, pursuing his degree in Sports Administration, a personal trainer certification, and a CSCS (certified strength and conditioning specialist). Cody plays on the RU Eagles basketball team. Cody coaches every age and fitness level. As for young athletes, Cody works with kids from the 2nd grade to seniors in high school.