Farrah Dunaway has been named head coach for acrobatics and tumbling at East Texas Baptist University. She enters her first year starting the program and is also the head coach for the ETBU cheer team.
Dunaway comes to ETBU from Marshall High School where she was the cheer coach until May of 2016. This is her second time at ETBU as she was the cheer coach from 2002-05 and then moved onto the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor from 2005-2012.
“What a great blessing it is to be able to build and develop the acrobatics and tumbling program at East Texas Baptist University. This is a unique opportunity for many female athletes from various backgrounds, USA Gymnastics, to artistic acrobatics, to all-star cheerleading to unite in competition. The Hill has been home to many female athletes over the years and I cannot wait to see what the Lord is going to do with this new group of ladies” says Dunaway a 2000 graduate of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
“It’s an exciting time for us at ETBU! As we prepare for our inaugural year. Our goal is to build a competitive program with a focus on discipleship, integrity, mental-toughness, and perseverance,” said Dunaway.
Serving as cheer coach at ETBU from 2002-2005, she helped her earn the 2005 CCA National Championship.
During the seven-year stint with UMHB CRU cheer, Dunaway developed team-building programs, conducted cheer camps, and judged cheer tryouts for middle schools, high schools and universities throughout Central Texas. She additionally earned the CRU the Texas State Cheer Championship and 5th place in the 2011 NCA National Mascot Championship, DI-III.
While at Marshall High School, Dunaway led Maverick Cheer to a top 20 NCA ranking and produced over 30 All-American Cheer and Mascot Nominees and 4 All- American recipients.
In her time with ETBU, Tiger cheer has earned a bronze-paid bid to NCA College Nationals and All-American Mascot.
Dunaway is married to head Marshall High School baseball coach, Derek Dunaway, and has two children, Mia Faith and Tyler Dylan.