April Harris is entering her third year as cheerleading advisor and first as head coach of the newly formed Spirit Squad at Southern Virginia University.
Including working with cheerleading at Southern Virginia, Harris coaches tumbling at Rockbridge Extreme—a competition cheer gym in Buena Vista, Va—and has served as a Zumba Fitness instructor since 2010.
Prior to Southern Virginia, Harris coached tumbling at the YMCA and gave private instruction at Natural Bridge Elementary School from 2008-11.
A graduate of Thomas Dale High School in Chester, Va., Harris was a standout high school cheerleader for three years, including earning All-America honors as a junior.
Harris lives in Rockbridge County, Va., with her husband Jason. They have four children.