Coach Rita Gregory began her cheer coaching career while teaching at Franklin Junior High School in 1992. She continued coaching middle school cheer while teaching at Freedom Middle School for 13 years. Her Centennial coaching career began when Centennial opened in 1996. Coach Gregory began by coaching varsity basketball cheer. She was also instrumental in starting the first competition squad at CHS along with Coach Kay Heep. Coach Gregory moved to be the varsity football cheer coach in 2003. Coach Gregory earned her bachelor’s degree from MTSU, furthered her education by adding a teaching endorsement from Morehead State University and added a special education endorsement from Trevecca. She is married to Greg Gregory, former football player at MTSU, former CHS coach, now Athletic Director and Dean of Students at Antioch High School in Nashville. They are the proud parents of 2 children and 4 grandchildren.