Concordia University’s Amy Haney has been named to the position.
February 17, 2020 – USA Cheer, the governing body for cheer in the U.S. that developed the sport of STUNT, along with the College STUNT Association, has announced that Amy Haney has been named its new Director of College STUNT.
A California native with a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton, and master’s degree from National University, Haney has worked in education for twelve years, as a teacher and an athletic coach, most recently as Director of Spirit Programs and Head STUNT coach for Concordia University. Haney has held a seat on the board of the College STUNT Coaches Association and is on the College STUNT Rules Committee.
Haney has been heavily focused on her STUNT experience at the Division 2 institutional level, and she has been a frequent speaker on STUNT, giving presentations to athletes, coaches and administrators on the sport, Title IX, budgets, finances, recruiting and operations. She brings an enthusiasm for recruiting new colleges and universities to not only adopt STUNT but bring them in as varsity programs under their athletic departments.
“Amy’s unique background, experience and passion make her a great fit for this role,” says Lauri Harris, Executive Director of USA Cheer. “She embraced STUNT early and brought a strategic understanding of the game & sport. She will be successful in this position as an ambassador and recruiter for STUNT at both the high school and collegiate level. Her experience, drive and love for the sport will help us take STUNT to the next level.”
“Through my 6 years of experience as the head coach of a varsity collegiate program, I have developed an immense passion for the sport of STUNT and its growth at both the high school and collegiate level,” says Haney. “Along with my coaching experience, my background working with NCAA Compliance and administration will be helpful as STUNT navigates through Emerging Sport Status. I believe my knowledge and experience with the NCAA will be beneficial as we begin to transition into all areas; including administration and education.”
Women’s STUNT, the new varsity sport derived from cheerleading and launched by USA Cheer, is in its tenth season at the college level and eighth season for high school. More than 100 colleges have participated in STUNT since 2011, and more than 200 high schools from nine states have participated, making STUNT one of the fastest growing female sports in the country. Developed to meet the requirements of a sport under Title IX, STUNT takes the athletic skills of cheerleading— partner stunts, jumps, tumbling and pyramids — and creates a full, hour long format that challenges teams in head-to-head competition.
For more information about STUNT and USA Cheer, contact Lauri Harris, email@example.com.
About USA Cheer:
The USA Federation for Sport Cheering is a not-for-profit organization and is the national governing body for all disciplines of cheerleading. USA Cheer exists to serve the entire cheer community, including club cheering (All Star), traditional school-based cheer programs and the new sport of STUNT. USA Cheer has three primary objectives: help grow and develop interest and participation in cheer throughout the United States; promote safety and safety education for cheer in the United States; and represent the United States of America in international cheer competitions.