Former Chiefs Cheerleader Named CMU Spirit Squad Coach

6 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, May 01 2012 May 1, 2012 Tuesday, May 01, 2012 9:41:18 AM CDT May 01, 2012 in Sports
Source: Nicholas Petrone - Press Release

FAYETTE, MO -- The new cheer and dance coach at Central Methodist University comes with most impressive credentials. And Terin Fuemmeler has the enthusiasm to match it.

Fuemmeler, who began work at CMU this past Monday, has most recently been the cheer coach for the Glasgow High School Yellowjackets. But not long ago, she was on the sidelines as a cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs.

And before that, the Olathe, Kansas native was a Kansas University Crimson Girl and Spirit Squad member. She is a KU graduate.

"Cheer and dance have been my life, from high school through college and at the professional level," Fuemmler said. "I love it. The students here will gain so many different skills they can use, no matter what they choose to do in life."

Fuemmeler will coach and supervise both CMU's cheerleaders and its dance team. Yet the job involves much more than choreography and technique, though those are certainly important parts of it.

She will also be expected to actively recruit new members to the two squads, and monitor the academic performance of members of both groups. Fundraising and budget management are important elements, too.

"I like the way the position is structured," Fuemmler said. "It's an enormous load, but I will give it everything I have in me - it's going to be great." Fuemmeler will also teach classes for CMU.

It's a good thing Fuemmeler has an abundance of energy, because in addition to her new opportunity at Central Methodist, she and husband Josh have other demands for their time. Three in particular: daughter Tenley (2½) and seven-month-old twins Tyley and Trey.

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