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Coaching Staff

Jacque Genung-Koch
Head Dance Coach

Jacque Genung-Koch joined GCU in 2012 and is in her eighth season as Head Coach of the GCU Dance Team. She has lead the team to place nationally at UDA and USA College Nationals, most recently placing 1st in the 2019 Division 1 Game Day division and 2nd in the Division I Jazz division in Orlando, Florida.

Genung-Koch attended Arizona State University and was a four-year member, two-year squad leader, and senior team captain for the ASU Dance Team. During her time at ASU, she had the honor of performing in Super Bowl XXX, as well as three NCAA bowl games, including the Rose Bowl, Sun Bowl, and Oahu Bowl.

After earning her M.A.Ed, Genung-Koch has spent the past 20 years coaching dance teams in the Phoenix area, including Arizona State University and multiple successful high school dance programs throughout the valley. She has 10 years of experience directing high school dance programs, and has developed dance education curriculum and instructed courses for college dance education programs at multiple local colleges and universities. She is an active member of the National Dance Coach Association and has the honor of serving as a mentor for other dance team coaches. Genung-Koch is also beginning her 3rd year as a Varsity DanceCAST member.

Recreationally, Genung-Koch is a 8-year member of the professional dance company "The Parking Lot Project," which performs in various festivals and concerts. She is married to Paul Koch, director of bands at GCU, and they have one son Paxton.