2018 MBHS VOLLEYBALL COACHES
Vickie Nichols is entering her third season at Mountain Brook High School as Head Volleyball coach. Before coming to Mountain Brook, Vickie recently returned from Quito, Ecuador where she taught and coached in an international christian school. She has extensive experience teaching & coaching in award winning schools in North Alabama and the Birmingham area including Hoover High School and Oak Mountain schools. In addition, Coach Nichols has coached club volleyball, Junior college volleyball and softball, and NCAA Division I Volleyball at Samford University as Head Coach, leading the team to multiple conference tournament appearances and to its first victories against SEC schools.
Vickie is a native of Florence, Alabama and was a three-sport athlete at Bradshaw High School. She received a volleyball scholarship to Mississippi State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. She also obtained a Master's of Education from the University of North Alabama. During her time at MSU, she was team captain in Junior & Senior years and was named to the Academic All-SEC Team. She also served as FCA President, and as a freshmen was selected to compete internationally playing volleyball with Athletes in Action. She and her husband have been married 30 years and they have four birth children and five adopted children from Ukraine.
Coach Nichols is passionate about teaching and coaching volleyball and creating positive relationships and experiences for students. Her goal is to impact student-athletes on and off-court, and she is excited to continue our proud tradition. She is a competitor, motivator, team-player, dedicated teacher, an experienced and knowledgeable coach, and she loves investing in young people.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMaggie Vickers SchmidtCoach Schmidt is in her 3rd season as the Varsity assistant coach. Maggie played volleyball at Mountain Brook High School. She has a nursing degree from the University of Alabama and a master's degree from UAB.Mattie NewsonCoach Newson enters her 3rd season as Varsity assistant coach. She played four years at Samford University and was captain her last two seasons. She teaches 11th grade English at MBHS.Jacquline CotterCoach Cotter is entering her 2nd season coaching the 9th grade team at MBHS.