The Legacy family is made up of highly skilled and trained coaches and teachers. The Legacy Staff is passionate about quality training and education and feels blessed to have the opportunity to work with you and your children.
Meet our Family
Tina is originally from Killeen, TX where she grew up developing her gymnastic skills. Her childhood was spent at Gabrielle’s Gymnastics from the time she was 5years old until she graduated High school. Once she graduated she began her coaching career at this very same gym. She coached competitive gymnastics as well as pioneered Gabrielle’s first All-Star cheer team A year later she moved to San Antonio and coached competitive gymnastics at a gym in Bourne, TX. Life took Tina to Waco, TX where she began cheering and then to Wichita Falls, TX where she cheered for Midwestern State for 3 years. That is where her Love for cheer became a passion. Learning new stunts, performing at games, competing at NCA nationals, judging Jr. High and High school tryouts, and coaching a High school cheer team was something she couldn’t get enough of. After graduation she began a separate career but could not end her cheer passion. She choreographed routines for High school teams and continued coaching gymnastics periodically.
Tina and her family moved to Carthage in 2007 where she continued coaching tumble and competitive cheer. In 2013 The Marion’s felt God leading them to open Legacy Tumble & Cheer in Carthage in hopes of being able to provide a competitive cheer and tumble experience in a Christian atmosphere for Carthage and the surrounding areas. Tina is USASF certified levels 1-4 in stunts, basket tosses, and tumble. Her Goal is to develop the whole athlete. “I feel that Legacy should be a place where you develop lifelong friendships, tumble and cheer skills that push you to be your best, and that Christian coaches help you to grow in confidence develop you as a leader so that you will be able to use these skills for the rest of your life.
This is Kortlyn Dunn. She is married to JT Dunn and they have a daughter, Kinsley Dunn. Kortlyn can truly say tumbling and cheer has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. She started tumbling at the early age of 3. She took classes in Carthage, where she met and practiced with the Panola College cheerleaders and her love for this blossomed. Shortly after, she began taking classes, where she joined the advanced power-tumbling USA team. At age 9, she won 8th in the Nation at the Jr. Olympics. She stopped competing in gymnastics when she became a Carthage Jr. High cheerleader. From then on, she pursued cheerleading. She cheered on two level 5 competition cheer teams. She continued competitive cheer until she was 17 years old. She also cheered for Carthage High School for four years. She was awarded UCA All-American Cheerleader two years in a row and then NCA All-American Cheerleader the next 2 years. She was also a part of the NCA Cheerleading Staff until she began cheering for college at Sam Houston State University. While cheering at SHSU, She competed in Daytona, FL. at NCA Collegiate Nationals where her team won 3rd place in the All-girl Division 1. She’s been a coach for Legacy going on 6 years now. She is USASF certified in levels 1-5. Kortlyn is also an artist and enjoys painting in her spare time. She also loves spending time with her family.
Cathy began gymnastics and dance at age 3 and by jr high, elected to continue with power tumbling till high school. She then was in school cheer and was a Jr. Coach at a local gym. Cathy graduated from Carthage and went to nursing school becoming a registered nurse in 2004. Cathy is the mom of 4 children; ages 19, 17, 11 and 9. When her youngest began tumble at age 2 it reignited her love of cheer and tumble and she began coaching again at Legacy. She is USASF certified for level 1-3 in tumble and stunts. She was the state director for World’s Perfect Athlete and was in charge of their special needs program for 3 years. Cathy is going into her 8th season at Legacy this year. She loves coaching tumble classes and cheer teams, doesn’t mind filling the role as team nurse when needed, but her passion is helping grow these kids into athletes.
Joanna is originally from Center, TX. She and her husband, Blake, and their two children, Hadlee and Reese, currently live in De Berry. Joanna has had a passion for gymnastics, tumble and cheer for a very long time. She grew up in the world of competitive gymnastics in the Brenham/College Station area, then after moving back to East Texas, spent the rest of her school years as a cheerleader and coach at a local gym. Joanna has over 12 years of coaching experience in tumble and cheer, and has coached school cheer for 5 years, 4 of which were at Carthage High School.
Krista started coaching at Texas Gymnastics in Mesquite, Tx from 1999 -2001. She then coached at Carthage Gym & Dance 2001 - 2007. She owned and operated Carthage Tumble and Cheer 2008 - 2013. Coach Krista joined Legacy in 2013. She is excited to be back for new season!!
Krista is married to Clifton Glaze and has 2 amazing daughters, Laramie and Chandler.
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Devaughn "Dev" Imes
Dev is originally from Austin, Texas. He is currently a kinesiology student at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, where he is also beginning his third year on the Co-Ed Cheer team. Dev brings 3 years of All-Star Cheer experience and 7 years of coaching experience to Legacy.
Kenedy is no stranger to the mat! Kenedy is an accomplished gymnast, cheerleader and dancer. She has been in gymnastics for 7 years and competitive cheer for 10 years competing on multiple teams of various levels. Kenedy's dance experience consists of ballet, jazz, hip hop and clogging. She was recognized as the 2019 Miss Texas Perfect Cheerleader and was a US Finals Dance qualifier. Kenedy is currently a part of the Stephen F. Austin State University Coed cheer team, as well as, an NCA Staff member.
Kenedy is an alumni of Carthage High School where she cheered on the Bulldogs to numerous state championship titles!!!
Celeste has both cheer and dance experience. She has been a cheerleader from the age of 4 until she was 18 years old. During that time she participated in school cheer where she was captain her senior year. She also began competitive cheer when she turned 14 years old. Celeste is also an accomplished dancer. She is experienced in hip hop, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and ballet!
My name is Jessica Derrick. I have been a twirling coach for the past 5 years. I twirled throughout my college career. I started out at Kilgore College as a KCT. I was Drum Major and Head Twirler my sophomore year at Kilgore College. Following that I twirled my Junior and Senior year of college at Stephen F.Austin State University as a Twirl-O-Jack. I loved every minute of it. Twirling is my passion. It makes my heart happy.
Shelly is married to Kevin Powell. Together they have two sons, Dillon and Tyler; and 1 daughter, Madison, who serves as a junior worker at Legacy as well. This is her second year serving in the office, but has been active at Legacy in various ways for 7 years.
Emily is originally from Gilmer, Tx. She has been tumbling and cheering for 16 years. Emily’s Cheer experience includes cheering in Gilmer for 5 years, competing on an open level 5 all-stars team, college cheer at Tyler Junior College as well as Midwestern State University. Emily has 9 years coaching experience and is USAG Safety Certified. Emily’s favorite part of coaching is the excitement on the athlete's face when they get a new skill.
Lacey is married to Jeremy Dean. They have 3 children, Mikayla, Hadley and Barrett. She is currently working on her MBA, and has been a part of the Legacy office staff for 2 years!