GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Spirit Squad Coordinator Jessica Inscore has tabbed former collegiate teammate Trea King as her assistant coach.
King will be helping with game-day operations, practices, and the daily running of the entire Spirit Program, with a specific focus of guiding and growing the dance team.
"It's not every day that you find a person that has as much enthusiasm about coaching as Trea," said Inscore. "She is energetic, passionate about working with our student-athletes, and already committed to taking our program to the next level. I am extremely fortunate and honored to have Trea join our Tusculum family."
King has over a decade of coaching experience, alongside her vast array of performances. She was a two-year captain of the nationally-ranked Jefferson County High School dance team. She was also selected as a Universal Dance Association (UDA) All-Star and invited to perform in the Macy's London Christmas Parade. As a UDA staff professional, King worked summer camps for high school dance teams.
She has been incredibly involved in Zumba®. King has organized, managed, and participated in several Zumbathon® fundraisers. King created original routines and was selected as a Zumba® Jammer for the Southeast. As a Zumba® instructor and Zumba® Jammer at the Summerville Family YMCA (2009-18), she taught choreography to local and out-of-state instructors, along with organizing, promoting, and implementing fundraising events. King also participated in the yearly committee for the Party in Pink fundraiser, a Zumbathon® charity event.
King was a competition gymnastics team coach and choreographer for award-winning gymnasts levels 3-10 at her local YMCA for four years. She choreographed and cleaned routines for beam and floor exercises, created conditioning routines to target muscle groups, and developed original aerobic classes to boost gym membership.
Outside of the gym, King spent four years at The Cabinet Shop, working in various facets of the operation. She designed cabinets, converted field measurements to industrial drawings, and followed the projects from production to installation. She has also been a freelance designer and decorator since 2005.
A 1998 graduate of East Tennessee State University, King earned a degree in applied human science technology with a concentration in interior design. She was also a two-year member of the ETSU Dance Team.
King is married to Derek and they have three wonderful children: Grace, Beau, and Cody.