Shelly Korpieski, who graduated from UGA in 2002 and was also a cheerleader there, will start April 5.
Korpieski, who will officially called the ``spirit coordinator,'' will organize and lead activities for the cheerleading squads, Dance Dawgs and costume mascots.
She says the cheerleaders will be held to the same high standards as they were under Braswell, though she hopes to make some changes in community service and public appearances.
Besides dancing and cheering for the Falcons for three seasons, Korpieski said she worked with the Junior Falcons dance program. She also worked at cheerleading camps while in college.
Alan Thomas, assistant athletic director for marketing, said that besides Korpieski's familiarity with UGA and cheerleading experience, he and other members of a committee that hired her believe she is an organized person and has good ideas about how to promote school spirit and fan involvement.
Korpieski said Wednesday she would like to continue cheering for the Atlanta Falcons squad but was not yet sure if UGA and Falcons practice schedules will conflict.
``My primary commitment is to the University of Georgia,'' she said.
Braswell coached cheerleading at UGA for 12 years, but was fired in August for allegedly retaliating against a Jewish cheerleader who accused her of discrimination. Braswell has denied the charges.
She sued the school and appealed her termination. But in December, a federal judge refused to temporarily reinstate her during the legal battle. UGA claims Braswell owes the school more than $300,000 from cheerleading camps she hosted last summer.
Braswell announced earlier this week that she and her husband have accepted jobs outside Athens and will move