Kristin Lyming - Head Cheer Coach

Head Coach Kristin LymingKristin Lyming enters her fourth season as head coach for the Missouri Valley College Viking cheer squad.  Kristin graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Master’s degree in International Business and Entrepreneurship. While at UMKC, Lyming served as cheer captain for the Kangaroos.

In 2013 Coach Lyming led her cheer squad to its third-straight conference championship, and were crowned National champions in the NAIA Small Coed Division at the NCA National Championships.  The squad was named National runner-up in the Small Coed Division in 2012.

Kristin works for the National Cheer Association as a eighth year veteran and head instructor. She has helped with various events such as the NCA College National competition and the NCA All-Star National competition.

Kristin is originally from Branson, Mo., and currently resides in Kansas City, Mo. Kristin is very excited about the upcoming season and team. Please feel free to contact her at


Jason Lukacs- Assistant Cheer Coach

jasonJason Lukacs is entering his first year as Assistant Cheer and Dance Coach for the Missouri Valley College Vikings. Jason graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelors of Science in choreography and dance performance, and is currently pursuing a MBA in sports management From the University of Southwest.

Jason is originally from Detroit, Mich. and has danced for 24 years, 18 technically trained, as well cheered for 15 years. Jason looks forward to using his experience in competing in NCA, UCA and NDA national championships to help the program grow and cannot wait to start working with the already storied program of Missouri Valley College and bring more success.