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A veteran of almost a full decade of collegiate volleyball coaching and most recently an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Clemson University, Nicole Miller returns to Northern California to join UC Davis women's volleyball as an assistant coach, announced head coach Dan Conners. She will begin her duties on Monday, May 15.
"I am thrilled to add Nicole to our staff," said Conners. "She has the experience, the drive and the understanding of what it takes to recruit and compete at the highest level. I couldn't be more excited about working with Nicole and our staff to take Aggie volleyball to the next level."
Miller originally hails from Stockton, California, and St. Mary's High School, but enjoyed her collegiate playing career and her two most recent coaching stops in the South Atlantic end of the country. She arrives to UC Davis by way of Clemson, where she ran the Tigers' recruiting efforts and mentored the program's blocking defense for two seasons.
Prior to her stop at Clemson, Miller spent one season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Charlotte, where she helped the program to its highest win total since 2006 and its first Conference USA tournament berth in four years. This stint followed a two-year top at Cincinnati, where her recruiting expertise landed an eventual American Athletic Conference Setter of the Year honoree.
Miller also served as an assistant and recruiting coordinator at Houston (2010-12), which followed her first coaching position, a graduate assistant role at Ole Miss (2008-10). She also coached at the club level, mentoring the Atlanta-based A5 Mizuno Volleyball Club from 2006 to 2008.
Formerly a standout for St. Mary's HS and Delta Valley VBC, Miller played her collegiate ball for South Carolina from 2002 through 2005. She served as team captain for three seasons, and posted blocking totals of 106 and a team-high 105 during her junior and senior years, respectively. Besides her on-court success, Miller also captured two Southeastern Conference Good Works Team nods for her volunteer efforts in the community. In the classroom, she made the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2005.
Miller joins Bryce Williams on Conners' staff for the 2017 season. Williams returned to the Aggie program in late March. Conners, who signed a five-year contract extension in February, will complete his staff with the appointment of a director of operations later this spring.