Erin Schmeltz
Owner & Head Coach

Erin’s career in cheerleading started at an early age.  After getting her start in middle school, she continued on to the high school varsity team.  As a senior, she was named captain of the team.  Erin earned All-American, Top Gun Dancer, Top Gun Tumbler, Top Gun Stunter and Top Gun Jumper honors during her high school career.  At the collegiate level, Erin cheered for two-time NCA College National Champions Lindenwood University while pursuing her degree.


After completing high school Erin chose to follow her passion for cheerleading and coaching as an instructor with the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA), the original and most prestigious cheerleading company in the world.  Three years later, she was asked to become a head instructor for the company and join their choreography team. During her twelve years with the NCA, Erin has been named Top Instructor and Top Head Instructor.

Erin has been certified through level six for the past nine years.  She also has many safety certifications, including first-aid, CPR and ACCAA.  Working with athletes of all caliber and age has always been a passion for Schmeltz which led her to open Fury Athletics in 2011.  During this time Fury teams have won 53 national titles.  Fury teams have also achieved top finishes at NCA All-Star Nationals and The Summit.  Erin and husband Phil welcomed Fury’s youngest cheerleader, daughter Rosemary, in November of 2015.

Phil Schmeltz
Owner &
Office Manager

Phil is a native of the Kansas City Northland. He graduated from Liberty High School and earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri’s College of Business.


In addition to his business experience, Phil has been involved in cheerleading for the past seven years.  He's currently certified USASF and works many state cheerleading conferences with the National Cheerleader's Association (NCA).  


Phil has a great mind for tactical organization. He works hand in hand with wife Erin to maintain the high caliber programs and FAmily atmosphere offered at Fury Athletics.

Jessie Duffield
Gym Manager &
Senior Coach

Jessie grew up in Belton, Missouri where he was a cheerleader and competitive dancer throughout high school.  He cheered at the collegiate level for two-time NCA College National Champions Lindenwood University in 2005.  In the same year, he began coaching all-star cheerleading at a small gym in St. Louis.  


In the summer of 2006, Jessie began his career on the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) staff.  He is now in his sixth year as a Head Instructor and his eleventh year as a NCA staffer. Jessie expanded upon his coaching resumé in 2010, becoming an assistant coach at Missouri Southern State University.  


In 2011, he moved home to become the Gym Manager at Fury Athletics.  Jessie thoroughly enjoys sharing his passion for cheerleading with the athletes he coaches.

Jennifer Morelock

Senior Coach

Sydney Wilson

Senior Coach

Sydney is a Liberty High School graduate from the class of 2015. She started her cheerleading career four years ago at Fury Athletics. In that time, Sydney has accomplished many goals such as being on one of the first Fury teams to compete at The Summit, competing at Worlds and being named America’s Best Athlete of the Month in 2014. 

Desiree Johnson

Senior Coach

Maddie Denney

Senior Coach

Lauren Thompson (Thom)

Junior Coach

Caitie Veilleux

Junior Coach

Caitie has been cheering at Fury for several years.  During this time, she has competed on level 1, 2 and 3 teams.  She competed at D1/D2 Summit five times in the last four years.  Caitie is very passionate about all-star cheerleading and enjoys working with kids.

Emmy Roberts

Junior Coach

Emmy has been with Fury since its inception.  She has competed on teams as high as level 5 and competed at Summit multiple times.  Emmy coaches tumbling classes and is available for private lessons.

Maddie May

Junior Coach

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Fury Athletics


6609 Royal Street 
Suite 105
Pleasant Valley, MO 64068