Following a four-year career as a member of Liberty's cheerleading team, Madi Sandlin is now continuing to work with the program as she was named an assistant cheerleading coach in August 2020.
Sandlin was born in New Jersey, but grew up in Texas and Ohio where she was active in gymnastics, tumbling and cheerleading throughout her childhood.
Sandlin began her college cheerleading career at Liberty in 2014, competing with the Flames at the UCA College National Championship in Orlando, Fla., in 2017, 2018, and 2019. She helped the Flames to a fourth-place finish in 2017, which is highest placement in program history, as well as a seventh-place showing in 2019 in the Coed D1A Division, the most difficult division in college cheerleading.
Sandlin is a former UCA staff member and was formerly served as the head spirit director and varsity sideline coach at Liberty High School in Bedford, Va.
Sandlin graduated from Liberty in 2018, earning her bachelor's degree in health promotion and sport management with a cum laude honors. She completed her graduate certification in nutrition at Liberty in 2019.
In her free time, Sandlin volunteers as a coach for a non-profit Christian youth cheer program in Lynchburg and teaches tumbling lessons at a local gym.