Nagle named Women’s Basketball Head Coach at Nichols

Nichols College Director of Athletics Eric Gobiel has announced the hiring of Dan Nagle as the 21st women’s basketball head coach in program history.

Nagle comes to Nichols following a two-year stint as the head girls’ varsity coach at King Philip Regional High School (2019-21). He helped the Warriors qualify for the MIAA Tournament following a 12-8 season in 2019-20, setting program records for steals, turnovers forced, three-pointers made, and single-game points (84). Nagle also had the girls involved in tri-town’s youth programs. Additionally, the Warriors

Prior to his stint at KP, Nagle spent three years as the head women’s basketball coach at Fitchburg State (2016-19), where he inherited a winless team and brought them to consecutive nine-win seasons in 2016-17 and 2017-18. He recruited and coached a pair of Massachusetts Small College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Rookie of the Year award winners in Kyra Rose (2017) and Mikaela Mitchell (2018), and spearheaded the program’s involvement in the Special Olympics.

“I’d first like to thank Eric Gobiel, President Glenn Sulmasy, and the entire search committee for affording me this tremendous opportunity,” said Nagle. “I am beyond excited to be a part of the tight-knit, highly supportive, family environment that exists at Nichols. I am beyond grateful and motivated to coach the young women at Nichols, and can’t wait to bring an up-tempo, high energy, FUN brand of basketball to the Bison faithful this season, and beyond!”

Nagle broke into the coaching profession as the girls’ varsity head coach at Worcester Academy (2014-16), where he amassed a two-year coaching record of 34-17 and helped the Hilltoppers to a pair of NEPSAC Class A Tournaments.

“I am pleased to welcome Dan to our Nichols family,” said Gobiel. “He was selected from an extremely talented pool of candidates and we are very excited for him to begin his tenure at the helm of our women’s basketball program. He brings a breadth of coaching and leadership experience from a variety of different areas in the basketball community and I am confident he will utilize those past experiences to help elevate our program to new levels of success.”

A 2009 graduate of Emmanuel (MA) College with a Bachelor of Arts in History, Nagle was a member of the Saints men’s hoops program in 2005-06 and a member of the Dean’s List all four years. He later received his Sport Leadership Masters in 2011 from Northeastern University.

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