Steve Chorba was named interim head coach of the Ohio State spirit program on Nov. 25, 2013. He joined the program as an assistant cheerleading coach in July.
An Illinois native, Chorba has more than a decade of coaching experience. He came to Columbus from Illinois State University where he served as the head cheerleading coach from 2010-13.
Prior to joining Illinois State, Chorba spent two years as the head trainer for the Danish Cheerleading Association, in an effort to promote and advance the sport of cheerleading in Europe. In addition to working with curriculum and program development, Chorba was also heavily involved in running private camps in Denmark.
During the 2007-08 season, Chorba served as the captain of the Louisville cheerleading team while he continued his education in exercise science. Prior to Louisville, Chorba worked four seasons as the head cheerleading coach at DePaul, where he worked in unison with the Blue Demon marketing staff, pep band, dance team and mascot for game experience.
He still serves as a head instructor and member of the core staff and college staff of the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), which he began in 1998. With the UCA, Chorba has instructed college cheerleaders on the most effective crowd involvement techniques and safety guidelines established by the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA).
Certified by the AACCA, Chorba earned his bachelor's degree in biological science at DePaul in 2000.