Coach Steph started cheering as a mascot at age four while taking dance and gymnastics. Eventually, she cheered for Bleckley County Schools in Cochran, GA where she was a NCA All-American for four years and captain. At 17, she started her own tumbling business, which served nearly 80 customers a month.
After high school she attended college at Georgia Southern University. She was a member of the Southern Explosion Dance Team for three seasons, captain her last year, and choreographed the game-time & Nationals routine.
She later married Danny Britt and moved to Perry, GA, for his first football coaching job. She continued cheer coaching at his school—-Westfield Schools. While pursuing a communications degree from Mercer University in Macon, GA, as a senior project, she organized and hosted the first ever cheerleading competition exclusively for all of the private schools in Georgia. Thus being instrumental in sanctioning cheerleading and helping host and organize the state cheerleading competition for the GISA.
After moving to Savannah in 1998, they had 2 baby girls. While volunteering at Bethesda one weekend, she met her son, Demarcus. Demarcus is the perfect big brother for Southern & Saylor.
Cheer Savannah was officially started in 2000 when most schools decided they were not interested in hosting competitive cheerleading in our area. Only 24 girls responded to the ad in the paper and no-one was cut! Now years later, we have earned 90-something National Titles (we’ve lost count), several Grand Champions, and several Innovative Choreography Awards at NCA’s All-Star Nationals in Dallas, TX. In the fall of 2004, we were profiled in American Cheerleader Magazine as one of the top 20 programs in the country & now have made it to Worlds numerous times! Our athletes fill the school comp squads which are some of the best in the state.
Cheer Savannah is proud of our athletes, including our dozens of alumni who have gone on to cheer on scholarships at the collegiate level. We are most proud of the responsible, independent ladies of character and class we mold, not the cheerleaders.
Coach Steph believes, with all of her heart, God gave her this gym to influence kids~cheerleading is just the avenue. She feels it is important to empower young women by showing them a strong female leader who loves her family, parents her children correctly, who is educated and successful in their field, who loves sports, who loves life and friends, who tries not to judge others, and like them—falls short EVERY DAY and reveals their imperfections but, keeps trying. Hard work and resilience has allowed her to provide a fulfilling life for my family.
“Success is doing that thing in life, you love it so much, you’d do it for free…but do it so well, you get paid for it!”