Texas Tech University

Erin Harold Alvarado

Erin Harold Alvarado

Head Pom Squad Coach

Erin Harold Alvarado is in her fifth year as the Pom Squad coach. Last season, she led the Texas Tech Pom Squad to a national's second place in Division 1A Jazz, the highest placement in program history.

Originally from Wheeling, W.Va., Erin is a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology and also is an A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer. She was a two-year member of the WVU Dance Team, coached for three years and earned two consecutive National Dance Alliance (NDA) collegiate national championships in 2010 & 2011. She is an adjudicator for NDA, UDA, USASF, Showbiz Talent and most recently travelled to Tokyo, Japan to judge for the Japan Cheer Dance Association. In addition to coaching the pom squad, Erin currently serves as an Adjunct Instructor of Dance at Texas Tech in jazz and hip hop. 

Erin has taught master classes and set choreography across the country.  She choreographed Cabaret at Fairmont State University, a Broadway Cares Benefit Concert, several local and state pageant competitions, and has provided dance curriculum for both NDA & USASF. In 2016, she set work on the University Dance Company at Texas Tech.

Quick Facts

  • 5th year at Texas Tech
  • From Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Former Collegiate Dancer & Coach
  • A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer
  • NDA Instructor & Choreographer


Email: erin.harold@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.5433