The Pittsburgh Cheerleaders and Dance Team have been coached for the past 22 years by Theresa Nuzzo, who also was a Pitt Cheerleader herself. Under Nuzzo the Pittsburgh Cheerleaders have forged a reputation as one of the nation's best cheerleading units during the past decade. Since 1990, they won several national championships, including three straight from 1992-1994. Most recently the squad finished in the top ten in five of the last six years.
She is the one of the founders of Elite Cheerleading, Inc., the original private cheer camp company in the United States. The organization annually instructs more than 20,000 cheerleaders in more than 40 states.
Nuzzo has one son, Michael (17).