2017-18 Cheer and Dance Coaches
Banen Royer
Head Coach - 1st Season

Banen Royer comes to the University of Saint Mary from MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) in Olathe, Kansas. As head cheer coach at MNU, the team placed first at the NAIA Northwest Regional Championship—qualifying for the first ever NAIA National Cheer & Dance Championship in 2017.


Prior to coaching at MNU, Royer was the head cheer and dance coach at North Kansas City High School and the assistant cheer coach at William Jewell College. In 2015, the NKCHS cheer squad placed first at NCA Open Nationals under Royer’s direction.


Royer graduated from Avila University in 2010, where she cheered and competed at UCA Nationals and NAIA Heart of America Athletic Conference competitions. In May 2017, she was named to the Avila University Alumni Board.

In addition to her coaching duties, Royer is a building and tumbling judge for Varsity All Star, and she is a camp manager for Varsity Spirit.