Michael Buckhanan, Allstar Manager, Director and Choreographer

Michael began his cheerleading career as a member of the South Brunswick High School competitive cheerleading program. Michael competed at the regional, state, and national level while earning his varsity letter for both cheerleading and marching band. After high school Michael attended The University of North Carolina Wilmington. Here he cheered and competed with the Seahawks before graduating with his degree in Recreation Management. Days after graduation from UNCW Michael joined the staff at Cheer Infinity Allstars. He has been with CIA for over a decade where he now serves as the Allstar Manager. Michael stays busy coaching several teams at the gym, teaching clinics, and doing choreography for various schools around North Carolina.

 

“Perfection is not obtainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”-Vince Lombardi

Judy Scholz, Office Manager

Judy’s daughter Elizabeth, an athlete of Cheer Infinity from 2007-2009 earning a Cheer scholarship to Hawaii Pacific University. Judy previously worked as a church secretary and part time bookkeeper for a nutritionist. Judy started working for Cheer Infinity in 2012. With her office experience and her small taste of Allstar Cheer, she is delighted to serve at Cheer Infinity. She is a mother to 5 children and has 11 grandchildren. She shares the same mission as Cheer Infinity. Love God with all your heart, love your family and love and serve all of God’s children. This is so much more than a job to Judy. She sees it as a ministry to serve.

Marcus Cureton, Asst Allstar Manager, Choreographer, Stunt & Tumble Coach

Coach Marcus started cheering at Wilmington Allstars in 2002 on junior coed. In high school cheered for North Myrtle Beach HS and majored in dance at the Academy for Arts, Science and Technology. Junior year in HS moved to Wilmington and became co captain of Laney HS Dance Team. Senior year of high school cheered at Cheer Extreme Raleigh and won Cheersport and won bronze at Worlds. His roles with Cheer Infinity are Asst. Allstar Manager and Coach, Choreographer and Stunt and Tumble coach. and has been coaching for 6 years.

Anthony Floyd, Tumbling Coach

Anthony Floyd cheered at Cheer Infinity from 2010 through 2016 where he received multiple Awards and the Senior Scholarship. He also cheered at New Hanover High School for his Junior and Senior year and then went on to become Cape Fear Community College’s Cheer Captain. He graduated with his Associate in Arts Degree in 2017 from Cape Fear, and then went on to work at Walt Disney World on the Disney college program. Now he continues to work at Cheer Infinity as he attends UNCW working on his Bachelor’s in Technical Theater.

Tanner Brooks, Tumbling Coach

Tanner is from Asheville and started tumbling when he was 12. He played multiple sports through high school and picked up his interest in cheer his senior year. He started coaching tumbling shortly after at Fearless Athletics in Asheville. Tanner now cheers at UNCW and is in his final year. He studies Exercise Science and is hoping to attend Med School to become a surgeon.

 

“No pressure, No diamonds.”- Thomas Carlyle

Shane Robbins, Allstar and Tumble Coach

Originally from Wilmington NC where he began his 26 yr coaching career. He coached in Wilmington from 1994-2004 . In that time he was part owner of Wilmington All-Stars, coached Hoggard High School and UNCW cheerleading while also working for Universal Cheerleaders Association. He moved to the Cary/ Raleigh area in 2004 where he began coaching and running Southern Spirit Unlimited which within a year merged with Impact Athletics, making them SIA/Southern Impact. Upon closing the doors in 2007 he then went to Elite Cheer and Dance where he remained until they became Rockstar Cheer Raleigh. In 2018 they decided to merge with CEA. During his career, he has been fortunate enough to coach and help lead teams to win everything that has ever been offered in ALL-STAR Cheerleading on every level! These wins include- Southeast Varsity Cup on several Levels. Multiple UCA National Titles. Multiple NCA National Titles. Multiple Cheersport National Titles. 1-Triple Crown Title. 2- Majors Titles. D1 & D2 Summit Gold Titles and 2- World Champion Titles. He says “I do not let my past define who I am as a coach. It is about the connection you can make with the kids and what you can do to make them succeed not only in cheer but in life! My life goal is to always bring the best out in every athlete and team that I ever get an opportunity to work with. Titles are nice, but the real WINNING is done in LIFE!” “I am beyond ecstatic to be coming back home and not only being with my family but being able to coach with my “family” at CIA!”

 

Favorite quote- “I Dare You To Be Great. I Challenge You To Be Great in Every Single Thing That You Do.” Eric D. Thomas !