Carson High girls basketball
After spending one year at Dayton High, Steven Nichols has been tapped as the next Carson High girls varsity basketball coach.
Nichols, who moved to Northern Nevada in the 1990s, said it had become more apparent it was the right move for him after his time spent around Carson High.
At Dayton, Nichols and the Dust Devil girls went 6-15 overall this past winter, setting a new mark for the program with the winningest season in 14 years.
“I’m super enthusiastic. That’s kind of my personality,” said Nichols. “I have an idea of what we have. … I’m going to be available for them in the offseason.”
Nichols, who has been working with the Rise 8 program started by boys head coach Ty Golden, is hoping to increase turnout for the program.
“I want those girls to return, who didn’t play this past year. I want to get the best possible players back that want to have fun and want to win and enjoy their high school years,” Nichols said.
Nichols stated that he has coached on and off for the past 30 years at various levels from AAU to middle school.
Coaching at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School reignited his love for coaching before he moved on to Dayton High last winter.
“Steve is engaging and enthusiastic and his positive attitude will be critical in building our program into a competitive one again,” said Carson High athletic director Blair Roman. “His biggest focus will be to build a program from the ground up in the community and a full program at the high school involving all three levels of freshmen, junior varsity and varsity teams at our school.”