Alma Mater: Morehead State University ('98)
MSC Championships: 2009, 2010
Office Phone: (270) 789-5257E-mail: [email protected]
Vanessa Adkins took over as head coach of the Campbellsville University co-ed cheerleading squad in 2007.
She led the Tiger cheerleaders to back-to-back Mid-South Conference championships in 2009 and 2010 while being named the MSC Coach of the Year both years and again in 2012. During that time she has had a cheerleader named All-Conference six times and All-Academic 13 times. In 2009, Bethany Gray was named the MSC Cheerleader of the Year and Alicia Wren was named the MSC Champion of Character.
In 2012, Adkins successfully hosted the NAIA East Region Qualifier, taking home a Silver bid to the second-annual NAIA Invitational in Daytona Beach, Fla. In the Tigers first-ever NAIA national competition, CU won the Challenge Cup to advance to the final round, finishing sixth in the small co-ed competition.
Adkins cheerleading background includes being a member of the 1992-93 University of Kentucky cheerleading squad and also cheering four years at Greenup County High School. While at Greenup County, she was a member of the UCA National Championship Cheer squad of 1992.
Adkins graduated from Morehead State University in 1998 and obtained a Masters of Education at Campbellsville University in 2006. She is an elementary school teacher with the Campbellsville Independent Schools.
She is married to CU men's basketball head coach Keith Adkins and has four children, Ashley, Bradley, Sarah and Luke.