Matt Nicholson has been hired as an assistant hockey coach for Niagara University.
He had been the head coach of the Amarillo Bulls of the North American Hockey League for the past two seasons. Before that, he spent six seasons as an assistant coach at Robert Morris (2009 to 2015).
“Matt is a man of outstanding character who has a passion for developing people and players,” Purple Eagles head coach Jason Lammers said. “Matt’s head coaching experience, his deep knowledge of Atlantic Hockey, and his familiarity with the local Ontario region will all be tremendous assets to our team at Niagara.”
“The opportunity to join Niagara University and work alongside Coach Lammers and” assistant coach “Andy Boschetto is something I’m looking forward to,” Nicholson said. “Having coached in Atlantic Hockey for six years with RMU, I’m well aware of the quality of the coaches, players, and teams. Every game is a battle, and the parity within the conference is really a selling point for the student-athletes.”
Nicholson played college hockey at Colgate from 2000 to 2004, and played professionally for two seasons in the Central Hockey League. His father, Paul, played in the NHL for parts of three years for the Washington Capitals. Paul Nicholson was a member of the first Capitals’ franchise in 1974-75, which suffered through an 8-67-5 season.