Position: Head Coach
Sharla has been a Bixby resident for the past fourteen years. She and her husband, Kevin, moved to the district shortly after they married in 2001. Burgess cheered for Tahlequah High School for four years. While in high school her team finished 4th in the OSSAA State Competition in class 6A. She coached all-star teams in college while cheering at Northeastern State University. In 2007, with Burgess as the head coach, the Bixby Coed cheer squad won the Large Coed Division of the OSSAA State Cheerleading Competition. The team has also placed 3rd the last two years in the same division and were National Champions at the NCA High School Nationals in the Advanced Performance Game Day Division.
Sharla graduated with a degree in Secondary Science Education from Northeastern State University in 2002. She is certified with the NSCA as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and as a Health Fitness Professional with the American College of Sports Medicine. She is a member of the OCA, OCCA, and is safety certified through AACCA. Burgess and her husband have 5 children, 4 boys and 1 girl. She enjoys Starbucks and spending time with her family.