Coach Morgann Rode

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Contact Coach Rode by email at to learn more about Bluffton’s cheerleading and/or cheer/STUNT teams.



Bluffton is joining a select number of schools offering competitive Cheer/STUNT. STUNT showcases the athleticism of cheerleading though stunting, jumping and tumbling in a head-to-head game format at regional matches against other universities.

Incoming first-year, transfer and current Bluffton students are encouraged to try out for STUNT, football and/or basketball cheerleading. 

Tryouts previously scheduled for Saturday, April 18, have been cancelled due to COVID-19. We are monitoring the situation and may reschedule in-person tryouts for later in the summer or at the beginning of the school year.

You may submit a video tryout to Coach Morgannat

Video submission should include: toe-touch, pike and a double jump; short cheer so we may evaluate motions and voice; partner and/or group stunt (please practice social distancing and submit an old stunt video); best running and/or standing tumbling skill. A back handspring is required for STUNT.

Please indicate which teams you are trying out for: football, basketball and/or STUNT. Preference will be given to those with at least three years of tumbling and stunt experience. However, a good attitude and willingness to learn will be factored in. 

Men are encouraged to try out for stunt positions on the football and basketball quads with no experience required. STUNT is a women-only team. New students must be accepted to Bluffton University to be invited to join the cheer and/or STUNT programs.

Bluffton will begin offering STUNT in the spring semester of the 2020-21 academic year.

Questions? Contact Morgann Rode, cheer coach, at