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Competitive Cheer Coaching Staff

Head Coach Lindsey Needham

College: College of Charleston, B.S. in Special Education; University of Georgia, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction; University of Georgia, Ed.S in Learning, Design and Development

Years Coaching: 14


  • Varsity Head Coach since 2011
  • Varsity Head and Assistant Gymnastics Coach
  • Grayson Athletic Association Coach for Cheerleaders with Exceptionalities
  • Universal Cheerleaders Association Instructor – 7 years
  • Competitive Choreography Experience- 6 years
  • Competitive Cheer Judge
  • AACCA Safety Certified
  • GHSA and GCCA member

Married to Matt Needham and has two boys, Harper and Henry.

Assistant Coach Amanda Connell

College: University of West Georgia, B.S. in Economics

Years Coaching: 7


  • Varsity Assistant and Head JV Cheer Coach (2009-2015)
  • Varsity Assistant Girl’s Lacrosse Coach
  • Head Girl’s Lacrosse Coach


  • 5 Region Championships in Competitive Cheerleading
  • 3 State Champions in Competitive Cheerleading
  • 2009, 2010, and 2011 GHSA Assistant Cheerleading Coach of the Year (AAAAA)
  • 2 County Championships in Girl’s Lacrosse
  • Area 1-2015 All Area Coach of the Year in Girl’s Lacrosse

Married to Drew Connell, a WFHS football coach, one daughter, Lyla.

Assistant Coach Al Anderson

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Golden Wolverine Award Winners Annouced

The Golden Wolverine is one of the biggest honors that the West Athletic Department bestows on a Senior athlete. The Golden Wolverine denotes a high school senior who has achieved at least 8 varsity letters over the course of their 4 years in high school. West recognizes these outstanding athletes at the end of year […]

Watch State Championship Cheer here if you can’t go!

If you are not able to make the trip all the way to Columbus on Friday and Saturday. You can watch the state championships here at the link provided! Watch  the State Championships and still support your West Comp Cheer team as they compete for a state championship. Watch Here!

Comp Cheer at Region Meet on Saturday! Need a big crowd!!

Please consider driving up to Dawson County High School on Saturday morning to support the Competition Cheerleaders as they begin the pursuit of a State Championship on Saturday at the Region 5-7A Meet. The West Cheer squad will compete at approximately 11:00 am and would appreciate all the support they can get to yell and […]

2016-2017 Cheerleading Squads

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Cheerleaders! JV Competition/Sideline Mary Margaret Baxley Jayna Brown Morgan Downum Maddie Fields Sophie Froats Alexa Gehring Abby Hager Carson Hardy Emma Holmes Kira Keown Ansley Kirkland Ellie Marsden Morgan Martinez Raegan Owens Sarah Poppe Gabby Salisbury Brianna Slider Caitlin Rae Smith Julie (Laine) Tucker Morgan Wood Audrey Yarborough Kaelin Phillips Varsity […]

Cheerleading Informational Meeting

Anyone interested in trying out for a cheerleading squad for the 2016-2017 school year needs to attend the informational meeting on Wednesday, March 2nd, at 6:30pm in the WFHS Cafeteria. This meeting pertains to competition, football sideline and basketball sideline. Contact Lindsey Needham at with questions.

Comp Cheer Finished 6th in State Finals

  Congratulations to all the Comp Cheer athletes and Coaches Lindsey Needham, Al Anderson and Amanda Connell. Could not be prouder of our team and the season they just completed!! Great Job!  

Watch West Comp Cheer Performance Here on the GHSA webcast

Watch West Comp Cheer Performance on this weblink provided by the GHSA link below. They will go on in the 3:00 pm grouping and are #40 in order. See the performance order and schedule here. GHSA  Network

Comp Cheer Going To State on 11/13 & 14

West Comp Cheer will compete in State Sectionals in Columbus Georgia on Friday 11/13 in the 3:00 pm session. If they place in top 8 the will compete Saturday 11/14 afternoon in the 3:00 pm session for a chance at state title. Good Luck to the entire West Competition Cheer team and Coach Needham, Coach Anderson […]

Competition Cheer to compete on Saturday; Nov 7th in Region Championships

Good Luck to the West Competition Cheer team lead by Head Coach Lindsey Needham as they compete for a Region Title this coming Saturday at Dawson County High School. The competition schedule is posted below.  6-AAAAAA South Forsyth 3:30 6-AAAAAA Alpharetta 3:36 6-AAAAAA Centennial 3:42 6-AAAAAA Chattahoochee 3:48 6-AAAAAA West Forsyth 3:54 6-AAAAAA Lambert 4:00 […]

Varsity Competition Cheer Having An Amazing Season

  Your 2015 West Forsyth Varsity Cheerleaders are having a fantastic season in Division 6A! Known across the entire state of Georgia for being one of the hardest and most competitive divisions, our 6A Wolverines have been solid, fantastic and a real crowd-pleaser! Boasting some of the most talented cheerleaders in the county our girls […]



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