Associate Director II of Student Activities
Brian McColpin has currently been a member of Sam Houston State University Staff for twelve year and serves as the Associate Director II for the Department of Student Activities. A 2018 graduate from Sam Houston State University with a Masters in Higher Education Administration and with a certificate in Academic Advising. He is a native of Wichita, Kansas and earned an associate’s degree from Coffeyville Community College and a bachelor's degree from Morehead State University. He has be married to Melissa McColpin for 10 wonderful years and they have three kids Stella, Sam, and Sawyer.
Spirit Program Coach
Sarah Garcia is a SHSU alumni where she was a member of the Orange Pride Dance team before taking over as coach in 2009. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Education. After Coaching at Sam Houston for 4 years bringing home 4 National Championship Titles, Sarah relocated to her hometown in Killeen, TX. Sarah is very excited to be back at SHSU and taking on more responsibility as the Spirit Programs Coach where she will work with all Spirit Teams including the Orange Pride Dance Team, Coed Cheer, All-Girl Cheer, and the Mascot Sammy the Bearkat!! In 2019, Orange Pride made school history, by bringing home a Double National Title in Team Performance and Jazz. Sarah is 2020 graduate from SHSU with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Leadership with emphasis in Dance. Sarah is married to the love of her life, Joey Garcia and they are the proud parents of 2 children, Scarlett & Joey Jr.
Assistant Spirit Programs Coach
Ryan Riley is a SHSU alumni where he was a member of the Co-Ed Cheerleading team before taking over as coach in 2021. He has a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Exercise Science. After Graduating, Ryan went on to coach at Texas State University where he started an athlete signing initiative and helped to lead their all-girl team to a top three finish for the first time in 10 years. Ryan is very excited to be back at SHSU and taking on more responsibility as the Assistant Spirit Programs Coach where he will work with all Spirit Teams including the Orange Pride Dance Team, Coed Cheer, All-Girl Cheer, and the Mascot Sammy the Bearkat!