ASU CHEER | COACHING STAFF
Ashley Chunn enters her third year as the co-cheerleading coach at Albany State.
Chunn is also a former Golden Rams Cheerleader and was the captain for the 2012-2013 seasons. Chunn has coached elementary, middle school, and competitive all-star. Chunn began coaching her own competitive all-star organization in 2013, the Albany Cheer Explosion.
Chunn also cheered at Westover High School. During her time at WHS, she was a four-year letterman in competition cheerleading, two-year letterman in football cheerleading, two-year letterman in basketball cheerleading and a three-year letterman in track and field. She served as the team cheer captain during her junior and senior years. She also placed 3rd the state in pole vaulting in 2009 and participated in the concert chorale.
Chunn is a native from Albany, Ga. She graduated from Albany State University, obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education. She is a 4th grade math teacher at West Town Elementary School.
Chunn is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and attends Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Portia Smith enters her third year as one of Albany State cheer coaches. Smith matriculated at Albany State from 2005-2009, majoring in Early Childhood Education.
A native of Albany, Georgia, Smith attended high locally at Dougherty Comprehensive High School and is a 2005 graduate. During her time at DCHS, she was a four-year letterman in cheerleading. She served as the team captain during her junior and senior years. Smith was also voted Miss Dougherty High and participated in the concert chorale.
After arriving at ASU, Smith became a cheerleader during the 2006-2007. She also became a director for the Albany State Gospel Choir. Smith was a member of the choir for four years, serving as the director during her sophomore, junior and senior years.
Smith is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and 3rd Kiokee Baptist Church in Albany and is the proud mother to daughters Zyon and Zoei.