Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Nicholson is in his second season as an assistant for Rio Grande after an outstanding four-year playing careerfor Rio Grande.
He was was selected first team All-American in 2008. Nicholson was a key figure on both offense and defense for the RedStorm. He was a first team All-American Mideast Conference performer as well.
Nicholson was also tabbed the Defensive Most Valuable Player of the NAIA Tournament last year. He was honorable mention All-AMC in 2007 and was on the second team in 2006.
For his career, Nicholson scored 17 goals and registered seven assists (41 points) in 83 career games. His sophomore season he established himself as one of the top defensive players in the country and his last two seasons, he shifted to the mid-field and became more of an offensive threat, scoring six goals and six assists (18 points) as a junior.
He was the only NAIA player to make the Major League Soccer (MLS) Combine List for 2009 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Nicholson, a native of Whitehaven, England, is the second player in Rio Grande history to make the illustrious list.