Release written by Derrick Blyberg, Urbana University Assistant AD for Athletic Communications
URBANA, Ohio -- Urbana Athletics announced Thursday that Courtney Stack will become the first head coach of the newly-created Blue Knight Acrobatics and Tumbling program. Stack will officially arrive to Urbana University on Sept. 5.
Stack graduated from Fairmont State University (W. Va.) in May. She was a four-year member of the Fighting Falcon Acrobatics and Tumbling team, where she helped FSU capture a national championship in the six-element acro individual event last April.
The Pittsburgh native is extremely excited to get started in her first collegiate coaching job.
"I look forward to building this program," Stack said. "I want to thank Larry Cox and Dr. [Christopher] Washington for having confidence in me. I believe through my dedication, passion, and experience within Acrobatics and Tumbling that I will be a valuable addition to Urbana University."
Stack worked the previous four years at Pittsburgh Superstars, a training gym for competitive cheerleading in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. There, she oversaw training and conditioning for athletes ages three to 18.
Stack earned her degree in exercise science and she was named to the 2016 National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) Honor Roll.
UU is the first Ohio school and 19th member to join the rapidly growing National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA). The Blue Knights will begin competition in 2019.