Dave Nichols, is a native of California and grew up playing volleyball on the beach with the likes of Ron Von Hagen, Greg Lee, and Wilt Chamberlain. He finished his collegiate playing career at UCLA in 1976 after helping the Bruins win three national championships. He graduated in 1978 with a degree in History. Dave went on to enjoy a successful professional career in both Italy and on the US beach circuit, before beginning his coaching career as a graduate assistant at UCLA where he tutored volleyball legend Karch Kiraly and helped the Bruins win the 1979 national title.
Dave likes to visit his 2 children in Florida and to travel overseas. You can usually find him wherever there is a warm beach and good surfing.