Head Coach / Spirit Coordinator
Gregg Niemiec is entering his 21st year as the head cheerleading coach and spirit coordinator for the University of Iowa spirit squads. Niemiec coaches the Iowa cheerleaders, while running the spirit squad and all of its events, travel, public relations, fundraising, alumni relations and daily needs.
Having brought the Iowa Cheerleaders to UCA Nationals while coaching at the University of Iowa, they have managed to break into the ranks of one of the top teams in the country.
The Iowa Spirit Squads have also had great opportunities to cheer on our teams while traveling from camp at the start of the season to Bowl Games (Rose Bowl in 2016, Outback Bowl, Insight Bowl, Orange Bowl and many others) and NCAA tournaments with both the Men's and Women's Basketball teams over Gregg's time at the University of Iowa.
Niemiec is married to Jenny Niemiec, a graduate of Western Michigan, with a teaching degree received from the University of Iowa, who currently teaches in the Iowa City Community School District. They have two daughters, Emily (13) and Ashley (10), and they reside in Iowa City.
Head Dance Team Coach
Jenny Eustice is entering her fifth year as the dance team coach for the University of Iowa. She has taken the Iowa dance team to UDA College Nationals every season as a coach. In 2012, the Iowa dance team made history by earning a spot in the finals of two divisions, and placing in the top 10 in both the jazz and pom categories.
Eustice is a former Minnesota Vikings cheerleader and a Minnesota Swarm Performance Team member. She is a former dancer (captain) and assistant coach of the four-time UDA National Champion University of Minnesota dance team in Minneapolis. While at Minnesota, she earned a bachelor's of science degree in nutrition, a 9-12 teaching license in life science education, and a master's of life science education. Her coaching background also includes the multiple state champion Wayzata High School dance team. Currently, Eustice teaches science courses at Iowa City West High School in Iowa City, Iowa.
Eustice has been the Universal Dance Association(UDA) ESPN dance analyst for the National High School Dance Team Championship for nine years. She is a former member/choreographer for UDA summer camps. As a former V!ROC dance choreographer, she has choreographed for nationally ranked college dance teams. Eustice has 15 years of studio training in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and modern from the Dance Shoppe in Plymouth, Minn.
Eustice is married to Luke Eustice, the director of operations for Iowa's wrestling program, and they have a daughter, Peyton.