Breanna Linert, a UND graduate and former cheer team member, was appointed head coach of UND’s cheer and dance teams on April 18, 2013.
Linert oversees three components of the UND spirit squad: football/basketball/volleyball cheer, hockey cheer, and the UND dance team. A 2011 graduate of UND with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, Linert was a member of UND’s football and basketball cheer teams from 2006-08. She also currently serves as Executive Assistant for the UND Alumni Association and Foundation. She also spent the previous year as assistant cheerleading coach at Red River High School in Grand Forks.
“We are excited to have Breanna take over the leadership of these programs,” said Faison at the time of Linert's hiring. “Our spirit groups do a great job of supporting our teams and enhancing the atmosphere at our athletics events and will continue to do so under Breanna’s direction.”
Linert served as Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA)/Universal Dance Association (UDA) Camp Manager in 2008 and was a Northern Elite All-Stars Competitive Co-Ed cheerleader from 2001 to 2004. She is UCA Stunting and American Association of Cheerleading Coaches & Administrators (AACCA) certified, and has completed the North Dakota Cheer Coaches Association (NDCCA) Sports First Aid Course.
“It is an honor to be involved with the UND Cheer and Dance program again,” said Linert. “Cheering at UND was one of the highlights of my collegiate career and I am excited to give back to the University through this position.”