Lawrence Technological University it is proud to announce our newest #1 Assistant Coach for both the Women’s and Men’s Programs!
Nichols, a native of southern California, grew up playing volleyball on the beach with the likes of Ron Von Hagen, Greg Lee, and Wilt Chamberlain.
He finished his collegiate indoor playing career at UCLA in 1976 after helping the Bruins win three national championships.
A 1978 graduate of UCLA with a degree in History, Nichols enjoyed a successful professional playing career in both Italy and on the US beach circuit, before beginning his coaching career as a graduate assistant at UCLA, where he tutored volleyball legend Karch Kiraly and helped the Bruins win the 1979 national title.
Coach Nichols has been an assistant coach at Tulsa University, Arizona State, and the University of California, and has led teams as a head coach at Florida Gulf Coast University, Barry University, and with the San Jose Storm (PVL).
In his career Dave has 13 National Championships (3 as a player, 5 as a Men’s Coach and 5 as a Women’s coach).
Currently he also works with the other LTU staff (Ed, Joe and Ben) at Team Detroit Volleyball Club in West Bloomfield Michigan.