UC Davis assistant volleyball coach Nicole Miller has been promoted to the position of associate head coach of the Aggie women’s program, head coach Dan Conners announced Friday.
“Nicole has been a critical piece to our staff the last three seasons, bringing a fantastic work ethic, talent and experience, that has been an integral part of our success,” Conners said. “She has invested an incredible amount of time and energy into our student-athletes and is a fantastic role model for them.”
Miller enters her fourth season with Conners’ staff, coordinating the program’s recruiting as well as assisting in all aspects of the program.
She works closely with the UCD middle blockers, helping a pair of Aggie middles to rank among the top 10 in the Big West Conference in hitting percentage in 2019 (junior Josephine Ough was second at .386 with senior Alexa Rockas standing sixth at .315), while Ough stood fifth in the league in blocks at 1.08 per set and 103 overall.
“Nicole has been a lot of fun to work with and has been essential part of our recruiting efforts helping us to bring in student-athletes that excel both on the court and in the classroom,” Conners continued. “I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Nicole the past three seasons and I am excited she is a part of building the future of Aggie volleyball.”
Hired prior to the 2017 season, Miller returned to her Northern California roots following collegiate coaching stints at Clemson, Charlotte, Cincinnati and Houston, as well as experience with the A5 Mizuno Volleyball Club.
A standout for St. Mary’s High (Stockton), Miller played collegiately for South Carolina (2002-05).
“I’m grateful to Dan and the UC Davis athletic administration for the opportunity to step into this leadership position,” Miller said.ShareTweet