June 5, 2006
Sack Takes Over Cheerleading and Assistant Rec Sports Title
MARYVILLE, Mo. -- Northwest Missouri State Director of Athletics Dr. Bob Boerigter has announced Jason Sack as the Head Cheerleading Coach and Assistant Director of Recreational Sports. Sack replaces Jeremiah Lawson. Sack's duties will officially begin on Aug. 1.
"Northwest is a very respectable institution and I am excited to be at the next level after being at the NAIA," said Sack. "I want to make sure Northwest fans will be entertained and have a memorable game experience."
A native of Independence, Kan., Sack comes to Northwest after five years at Avila University, an NAIA institution in Kansas City, Mo. At Avila, he coached the cheerleading squad to three consecutive Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) College Cheerleading National All-Girl Division II top-10 finishes, and was named the Heart of America Conference Spirit Squad Coach of the Year in 2003. In 2005-06, he judged at the American Championships "Official Florida State Championships" and the UCA's "National All-State Cheerleading Competition."
As an athlete at Pittsburg (Kan.) State University, Sack was a member of the cheer squad that finished in the top-10 at the UCA College Nationals from 1996-99, including a second-place finish in 1997. He was named captain in the 1997-98 academic year, and earned the team's "Hustle Award" in 1997 and 1998.
Sack has held positions at Lee's Summit West High School, Park Hill High School, Park Hill South High School, Neodesha High School, and Independence Community College. He was an instructor from 1997 to 2002 for the Universal Cheerleaders Association summer camps in eight states, and holds membership in the Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association.
"I am pleased that Jason has agreed to join our staff," said Boerigter. "Jason has the ability, experience and passion to provide the appropriate leadership and direction for our cheerleading program."
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