Head Varsity Football Cheerleading Coach
Coach Wright is in her twelfth year as Head Cheerleading Coach at St. Pius X. Mrs. Wright currently coaches the Varsity Football Cheerleading squad and coached Varsity Basketball and Competition Cheerleading for many years prior. A 2001 SPX alum, Alison was also a member of the Cheerleading Program when she attended high school. In addition to coaching cheerleading at SPX, Mrs. Wright is also a CrossFit trainer and is an avid tennis player. She currently teaches AP Psychology and Sociology in the Social Studies Department and is a member of GHSA and GCCA. Coach Wright married her husband Richard (SPX '99) in 2016, and the couple currently resides in Brookhaven with their furry children Hershey and Jess.
Coach Wright attended Vanderbilt University for B.S. degrees in K-8 Education and Child Developmental Studies. She continued her schooling at The University of Georgia, where she obtained her M.Ed. in Social Science Education and Gifted Education and then completed her Ed.S. degree in Educational Leadership at Kennesaw State University. For two years, Coach Wright taught third grade at Holsenbeck Elementary in Winder, GA and coached cheerleading squads at Winder-Barrow High School.
Assistant Varsity Cheerleading Coach
This is Coach Coumes' second year working with the Varsity Football Cheer squad. She currently teaches English I and English II CPA, and also serves as a moderator for Sophomore Council at SPX. Originally from New Orleans, LA, Ms. Coumes is in her third year teaching at St. Pius X after teaching for six years in Catholic high schools in Louisiana. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English Secondary Education from Louisiana State University in 2012 and is currently working towards her M.Ed. in Literacy Education from Georgia State University.
JV Football Cheerleading Coach
This is Coach Morgan's fourth year coaching the JV football squad for the St. Pius X Cheerleading Program. In high school, she helped coach 8th Grade cheerleading. As a 2011 St. Pius X alum, Coach Morgan was a five-year member of the cheerleading program, serving as a captain for her eighth grade, freshman, and varsity squads. She was a competitive dancer for 18 years and a part of the dance department at St. Pius X. She graduated from the Auburn University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education and married her husband Anthony in 2018.
Freshman Football Cheerleading Coach
Coach Katie Simpson is beginning her first year coaching the Freshman squad for the St. Pius Cheerleading Program. Before moving to Atlanta, she coached middle school cheerleading for two years. Coach Simpson has been teaching for seven years. She currently teaches kindergarten at Christ the King School. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2013 with a B.A. in Elementary Education and just completed her masters in Curriculum and Instruction at Columbus State University.