Sara Hansen is entering her first year as Head Cheer & Dance Coach at Emory & Henry College.
A native of Woods Cross, Utah, Hansen comes to Emory & Henry after previous coaching experience at the high school and college level. Most recently she served as the head cheer coach at Southern Virginia University. During her undergraduate studies, Hansen was a member of the cheerleading squad at the University of Utah.
The cheer and dance team will be bringing in seven new student-athletes this fall. Hansen says her top priority is helping the relatively new version of the dance program continue to grow. She also hopes to make dance more a part of the game-day experience.
This will be the third season that the College has participated in competitive cheerleading and dance as a non-NCAA varsity sport. Both programs are coed and are also part of the College's Affinity Program.
Hansen's husband, Pete, serves as an assistant football coach with the Wasps' defensive line.