Ben Schreiber was named head cheerleading coach and fitness coordinator in May, 2009. In the fall of 2011, his position changed to Spirit Coordinator overseeing the cheerleading program, dance program, and several other marketing responsibilities for the Department of Athletics and Recreation Services.
A native of Ohio, Schreiber earned his bachelor’s degree in sports humanities from Ohio State University in 2007 and received his master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Delaware in the fall of 2011.
Schreiber attended Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. before transferring to Ohio State where he became the first cheerleader at that school to qualify and compete in the Universal Cheerleading Association College National Partner Student competition, where he placed ninth.
As a senior, he continued his interests in fitness and athletics by completing an internship with the Ohio State Strength & Conditioning Department.
Since arriving at Delaware in 2007, Schreiber has served as a graduate assistant for the UD fitness programs and with the cheerleading team. As a cheerleader, he helped lead the UD cheerleading team to two second place finishes at the UCA College National Cheerleading Championships and in 2008 placed first out of 42 couples in the UCA College Partner Stunt Qualification.
In the spring of 2010, Schreiber was a member of the 2010 USA COED National Cheerleading team that successfully won the 2010 International Cheer Union (ICU) World Cheerleading Championships. In 2011, Schreiber and current assistant coach Gillian Guadagnino placed second in NCA Collegiate Open Partner Stunt National Championship.
As the coach of the program, Schreiber added the All-Girl team in the fall of 2011, expanding the cheerleading program to two teams. Under Schreiber’s tenure as head coach, the coed team has placed second at the UCA Collegiate National Championships in 2010, 2011, and 2012.