Spirit Programs Staff and Team Bios



Brian McColpin
Assistant Director

Brian oversees all Sam Houston's spirit programs. Brian has a Bachelors in University Studies from Morehead State University and is entering his sixth year as Spirit Program Coordinator. Brian is a native of Wichita, KS and is happily married to Melissa McColpin native of Council Bluffs, IA.


Yvette Quinones

Lead Student Assistant

Yvette is a Senior at SHSU about to get her degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. She is going into her 4th year here at SHSU. She has cheered at Navarro College and SFA. She is a 4 time national Champion and has competed in several partner stunt competition. Along with working for NCA for 8 years and college staff all 8 years. She is very proud to be a Bearkat and to be a part of an amazing program with great people.


Courtney Sutton

Head Dance Coach

Courtney is in her ninth year as a Universal Dance Association Instructor.  She is originally from Knoxville, TN where she has also been coaching dance teams and working at several local dance studios specializing in teaching jazz and hip hop. She very excited to be a Bearkat!

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Courtney Rab


Major/Minor: Mass Communications/accounting

Hobbies: Trampoline and tumbling, anything outside

Future Goals: Become a National Champion, graduate and begin a career in sport PR.

Cheer History: Victoria Memorial High School Cheerleading- 4yrs, Blinn College Cheerleading- 2yrs, 2 years on Sam All Girl.

Other: Excited to be a Bearkat and very thankful for everything my family does for me.



Kelsey Silva


Major/minor: Psychology/Biology

Hobbies: shopping, hanging out with friends, going to the beach

Future Goals: graduate, get a great job, travel, and live a happy life!

Cheer History: 1 year on Hawaii Pacific University, first year at Sam Houston



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