Meet the coaches
October 18, 2011By whitney odom of Midway College
Cindy Cheatham approaches her fourth year coaching the Eagles with continued excitement in rebuilding the Midway College volleyball program. Coach Cheatham’s volleyball experience began locally at the high school level, here in Woodford County. As an outside hitter and defensive specialist, she played four years at the varsity level and served as a two year team captain on the 11 year regional championship WCHS team. She also played on several strong club teams in the off-season that competed in both local and out-of-state tournaments, including Florida and Georgia, where she was ultimately recruited to play at the collegiate level.
Cheatham played as a defensive specialist for Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW), in Americus, Georgia. The GSW Hurricanes competed in the Georgia Alabama Carolina Conference (GACC). In her first season, the Hurricanes earned the conference championship title (one of four consecutive titles.)
Cheatham transferred to Eastern Kentucky University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. Cheatham currently serves as a member of the Advisory Council for the EKU Department of Communication.
She continues to be active in the volleyball community, playing in local leagues and tournaments as well as coaching at the Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) level for Thoroughbred Elite Volleyball Alliance (TEVA) based out of Lexington, KY. She also serves as the Volleyball Sport Chair for the KIAC.
Coach Cheatham strongly believes a competitive program is built around well-rounded, talented athletes that are committed to the program and each other. “There are many aspects that make up a complete and fulfilling college experience. It is important for these young women to learn to perform at their highest potential as athletes, students, and individuals. I look forward to developing a volleyball program that encourages student athletes to be successful both in the classroom and on the court…and I want them to have fun doing it.”