Shad Nichols joined the WashU women’s basketball coaching staff during the fall of 2018 as an assistant.
Nichols joins the Bears staff after serving as the program director and varsity girls’ basketball coach at Principia School for nine seasons, where he holds the best all-time winning percentage in school history across all sports with a .663-percentage (163-83).
During Nichols tenure, the Panthers had a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and 18 individuals went on to play collegiately.
In addition to serving as the varsity basketball coach, Nichols was the athletic director of Principia’s athletic programs. He was responsible for scheduling, managing and organizing more than 50 teams.
Prior to Principia, he was the athletic director and physical education teacher at Berkeley Hall School in Los Angeles. He also founded Left Coast Adventures in LA.
Nichols has a M.S. in Physical Education from Eastern Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree from Principia College in sports management.
Currently, he resides in St. Louis, Mo. with his wife Kelly and their three daughters, Ace, Avery, and Adeline.
--Last updated Oct. 30, 2018