“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
Ray “Tater” Mills has been coaching cheerleading for 24 years at the High School and All-Star levels. In 1992, after attending his first NCA All-Star Nationals in Dallas, TX; he realized that cheerleading was his passion, and he wanted to expand his knowledge of the sport.
In 1995, he started the Varsity Competitive squad at his Alma Mater, Metter High School, in Metter, Ga. After claiming Regional Champs from 1998 - 2002, and becoming a certified judge for the Georgia High School Association, he then moved on to Co-Found Cheer South All-Stars in Statesboro, Georgia with long time friends Keyshia Brunson and Katina Brunson-Archie, where he coached "advanced" levels until 2006 claiming local and national titles.
After moving to Atlanta in 2006, he started coaching at the world renown Georgia All-Stars, where he continues to coach levels 3-5. He has captured numerous titles and choreography awards on the Local and National Level. He is qualified in USASF Credentialing Levels 1-5. He also is a certified judge for Varsity Spirit Group.
His former students have moved on to cheer at Colleges and Universities all over the country including: University of Georgia, University of South Carolina, University of Kentucky, Ole Miss, Auburn, Georgia Southern University, University of Tennessee, and Hawaii Pacific University just to name a few.
After purchasing the gym from founder Jamie Parrish in 2014, he continues to strive for excellence and tradition that Georgia All-Stars has brought into the industry. "We pride ourselves on being a small gym with a big name. That's why we will forever be The Pride of the South".
Sam Bates is the Co-Owner and Business Manager for Georgia All Stars. He was born in Dublin, GA and graduated from East Laurens High where he then traveled as a missionary from 1994-96 in the San Francisco area of California. Sam attended college in Provo, Utah before relocating to Savannah, GA in 2003. Sam brings with him his extensive background in Business Management with Retail and Property Management. He handles all of the Operations/Administrative aspects of the business for GA All Stars