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Director of Fan Engagement and Cheer/Dance Head Coach Melissa Martinez



Melissa Martinez joined UIW in 2011 as head coach for the UIW Spirit program (cheerleaders, dance team and mascot). Previously, she served in the same role at University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) for 10 years.

Martinez graduated from UTSA with a bachelor’s of arts in Spanish and was a student-athlete as well. She also spent six years as a member of the San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers, two years as a staff member of the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA), choreographer for the San Antonio Talons Semi-Pro Football team and was the choreographer for the San Antonio Roses, a semi-professional performance team.


A native of Laredo, TX., she is a member of the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors (AACCA).