Shelby Armstrong is in her fourth year as the head coach of the Davis & Elkins acrobatics and tumbling program in 2020-21. Armstrong was hired in November of 2016 and built the program up for its inaugural season in the spring of 2018.
Under Armstrong’s tutelage, the Senators saw their first program victories in the 2019 season, and also had the programs first All-Conference selections in Nina Day (1st), Kassidy Montondo and Cheyenna Jones (2nd).
Armstrong joined Davis & Elkins after working as the Director of Acrobatics and Tumbling at Tumble Tech in Austin, Texas. She also coached at the Willamalane Sports & Recreation Center in Springfield, Oregon.
The Dallas, Texas native was a four-year letter winner on the national power Oregon Ducks program. Armstrong was a key player on two national championship teams and two national championship runner-up teams. She also won two event national championships during her time with the Ducks.
Armstrong also was a member of two world championships with Cheer Athletic Panthers prior to her career at Oregon.
Armstrong is a 2016 graduate of the University of Oregon, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with a minor in Political Science.
She is currently working towards her Master’s Degree and resides in Elkins.
What They Say About the Addition of the Sport and Head Coach Shelby Armstrong
Chelsea Shaw, University of Oregon Head Acrobatics & Tumbling Coach
“I have nothing but great things to say about my former student-athlete, Shelby Armstrong. She is a hard worker who knows the sport well and will be great at starting a program. She knows how to provide an amazing student-athlete experience while bringing in talent and making them competitive. Shelby leads by example and has a positive and outgoing personality to capture the love and respect of recruits and fellow colleagues.”
Dr. Renee Baumgartner, NCATA President
“The NCATA is so pleased to welcome Davis & Elkins College to our membership and to continue to add opportunities for young women to compete at the collegiate varsity level. We are building such a strong DII presence in the region of forward-thinking departments like Davis & Elkins and it’s going to result in some incredible competition.”
Felecia Mulkey, Baylor University Head Acrobatics & Tumbling Coach & NCATA Director of Expansion
“Shelby Armstrong is a fantastic hire for Davis & Elkins. She is self-motivated and passionate about the sport of acrobatics and tumbling and the opportunities that it brings to so many young women. Her attitude and work ethic are what caught our attention when I recruited her to be a student-athlete at the University of Oregon, those same characteristics will propel her into a successful coaching career at Davis & Elkins.”