A native of Neosho, Missouri, Jeff Snow is finishing his first year as the Spirit Coordinator at Iowa Western after 2 years as the head coach at Coffeyville Community College and 3 yrs as the student coach at Pittsburg State University. Jeff sucessfully lead both previous institutions to Top 5 finishes at the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Collegiate Cheerleading Championship. Jeff, is also a head instructor for UCA where he instructs thousands of cheerleaders coast to coast. In his spare time he has choreographed multiple State and National Championship routines in several states though the Mid-West. As a judge, Jeff works at both the regional and national level judging competitions across the nation, including the UCA High School Championship and UCA All-Star Nationals. As an athlete Snow was a member and captain at Pittsburg State University 2000-05 winning the UCA Collegiate National Championship in 2001 and placing Top 5 all of the other years. Jeff received the teams "Gorilla Award" in 2001-5, which was given to the individual that was a role model for PSU cheerleading. Jeff looks forward to the progression of the Reiver Spirit Squad and supporting Reiver athletics.
To contact Jeff Snow please call 620-875-9030.
Erin Markham, from Harlan, IA, is entering her second year as Head Dance Coach at Iowa Western. She has been dancing for the past 20 years in both studio and dance team settings. After graduating from Harlan, Erin moved to Fremont, Nebraska to continue her education at Midland University. Erin spent her three years at Midland dancing as a part of the Warrior Wildfire Dance Team at both the game day and competitive level. While competing for Midland, the team won two national championships (2013 NDA NAIA Small Team National Championship, and 20115 NDA DIII Hip Hop National Championship.) Erin worked very closely with the program and was voted MVP by her teammates her senior year.
Erin graduated Cum Laude from Midland with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Performance, emphasizing Exercise Science, along with a coaching endorsement. Erin is looking forward to the growth of the Sapphire dance team along with teaching the dancers life skills to prepare them for life beyond Iowa Western.