Spirit Programs Staff and Team Bios


Brian McColpin

Associate Director II of Student Activities

Brian McColpin currently 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 is married to Melissa McColpin and they have three kids Stella, Sam, and Sawyer.

Email: bmccolpin@shsu.edu

Phone: 936-294-1937


Sarah Garcia

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.

Email: sjk002@shsu.edu

Phone: 936-294-1761


Assistant Spirit Programs Coach

Email: TBD

Phone: 936-294-4239