Nikole went to Grant High school and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. She played a year at Mt. Hood Community College and then received a scholarship to play at Eckerd college in St. Petersburg Florida. Nikole has been coaching for over 15 years at the club, JV, and Varsity levels.
Nikole’s philosophy is, "While it is our job to teach young women the art and game of volleyball, it is also our job to teach them life lessons that they will carry throughout their life. That is the great thing about volleyball; everything they learn on the court is transferable to their everyday lives."
Nikole has coached at Athena since 2007.