Erynn Nicholson has served as Nebraska's Spirit Squad Head Coach since 2011. In her role, she directs the Cheer Squad, Scarlets Dance Team and Mascot program and oversees their performances in more than 200 events each season.
The mission of the Nebraska Spirit Squad is to unify students, alumni and fans in support of the University of Nebraska and its athletes. The talented and dedicated members of Nebraska's spirit program motivate and entertain the crowd, promote school spirit and represent the university at campus and community events. They perform at athletic events and serve as ambassadors for the Athletic Department and the University of Nebraska by attending numerous community and philanthropic events each year.
Nicholson was a member of the Scarlets Dance Team from 2000 to 2003, placing second in Division 1A Jazz at UDA College Nationals in 2001. After college she spent a year cheering for the Denver Broncos and coaching the Fossil Ridge High School Dance Team in Fort Collins, Colo. Nicholson returned to Nebraska after performing as a dancer, choreographer and director for several college, high school and community dance groups including Los Angeles based--Diavolo II and the Omaha Moving Company.
Nicholson earned her bachelor's degree in English from Nebraska in 2003.