CHRIS OPHEIM | Director of Spirit and Fan Engagement


Chris Opheim joined Mississippi State in June 2018, as the Director of Spirit and Fan Engagement. In this role, he oversees all Mississippi State Spirit Squads (All-Girl Cheer, Co-ed Cheer, Dance Team, and Mascots), and serves as the head cheerleading and mascot coach.

Prior to arriving at Mississippi State, Opheim was the Spirit Squad Coordinator at Washington State University from 2012-18. Opheim also worked as a member of Universal Cheerleaders Association from 2003-14, where he served as an instructor for High School, College, and International levels. During his time with UCA, he also served as a judge for National and International cheerleading and mascot competitions.

Opheim attended the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Arkansas.