Peter (PJ) Sobotka

Head Cheerleading Coach

Peter (PJ) Sobotka

Peter is in his first year ever as a head coach at OKWU; in which is also the first year the program looks to be competitive in the NAIA.

Coaching Experience 

  • Indiana Wesleyan University (NAIA), Assistant Coach (2020-2023)

IWU Coaching Highlights 

  • 4:NAIA All Americans (2021: Austin Stinfer and Mackenzie Fitzgerald; 2022: Mackenzie Fitzgerald; 2023: Alexis Robbins)
  • 4: NAIA All American Honorable Mention (2021: Emily Heighway and Abby Burdett; 2023: Abby Burdett and Elli Vanderveen)
  • 16: All Crossroads League First Team Athletes
  • 7:All Crossroads League Second Team Athletes
  • 2:Crossroads League Athlete of the Year (2021: AedenLigon; 2022 Brooke Seiber)
  • 2: Crossroads League Newcomer of the Year (2021: Hope Verville; 2023 Ethan White)
  • 2021,2022,2023 Crossroads League Champions
  • 2021: National Third Place Finish
  • 2022: National Runner-UP
  • 2023: 11th Place finish at Nationals

Personal Information 

Peter grew up in Racine, Wisconsin and attended William Horlick High School. Peter was a four-year cheerleader at IWU. He served as captain of the team for 2 years. He also helped lead the team to qualify for the first four NAIA National Cheer Championships.


  • Indiana Wesleyan University – Bachelor of Science, General Studies (2020)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University – Master of Science, Management – Information Technology (2022)

Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

My goal for this new program is to glorify God through our sport, but also grow closer to Him each and every day. By doing this, it will change the entire outlook of the sport for our team, university, and competitors. No matter the outcome, being able to glorify God with our skills will leave a much bigger impact.

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