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Q&A: Coach Nicholson

Coach Nicholson instructs the team during time out.
Madeline Campbell
Coach Nicholson instructs the team during time out.

Head volleyball coach Jason Nicholson is in his first year with the district and sat down with The Red Ledger’s Katie Curry who got to know him in the following Q&A:

The Red Ledger: What is your coaching background and where have you coached?

Nicholson: “I am in my 21st volleyball season. A lot of my experience comes from the select side, I did a lot of club. I’ve been at TCU, I’ve done club at TAV, Mid-City (which no longer exists where I kind of started my career). From a high school standpoint I’ve been at Arlington High, J.J. Pearce and now here.”

The Red Ledger: What sports have you played throughout your life?

Nicholson: “I’ve played probably all of them, I’m a sport advocate who enjoys playing all of them. My main sports were baseball and basketball, I went into college playing a little basketball but didn’t finish my career playing basketball.”

The Red Ledger: Where did you go to college?

Nicholson: “I started at Tarleton State, found out that was a little small for me, and finished up at TCU.”

The Red Ledger: What do you do outside of school?

Nicholson: “I’ve got three boys that keep me very busy so I enjoy hanging out with them and the family and doing things of that nature.”

The Red Ledger: Where is the most interesting place you have traveled in the world?

Nicholson: “We have been to Costa Rica a few times. My father-in-law used to own property there so we got to see a lot of the true Costa Rica and less of the parts that a lot of people see. We got to get out and travel and drive through the country and that type of stuff.”

The Red Ledger: If you weren’t a teacher coach, what would you be?

Nicholson: “I always thought I would be in business. Marketing, sales, something like that but I got pulled into volleyball accidentally and it kind of grabbed me and kept me there.”

The Red Ledger: “What is your favorite type of food?

Nicholson: “Mexican food. I’m a big taco maker, I make tacos pretty regularly whether its soft tacos or crispy tacos, I’ve got my kids addicted to tacos.”  

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Katie Curry
Katie Curry, Staff Reporter
Mike and Ikes, puppies, jeeps, One Tree Hill, and ice cream...lots and lots of ice cream; it’s Katie. Her life pretty much consists of these things with the addition of a few others, and that’s how most people know her. Alongside these 5 fantastic things, she is also recognized by her long brown curly hair and the unfortunate height of a 5th grader. Her love of her hometown, back-to-back NBA Champion basketball team, the Heat, gets her in trouble because of her surrounding Mav fans, yet she still wears that championship t-shirt to school every once in awhile. This will be her 6th year in Newspaper and she is SOOOO excited...there is a fully loaded snack cabinet with a bag full of Mike and Ikes in it after all. :)
Madeline Campbell
Madeline Campbell, Staff Reporter
As she embarks on her quest to get accepted to Texas A&M, Madeline Campbell feels both excitement and nervousness at the start of her senior year. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is on her right and a large order of tater tots is on her left: all she needs to conquer the year. That and Jesus of course. She plans to take full advantage of what the High School has to offer by competing on varsity debate, being a part of the Relay for Life committee, and presiding over the the Societe Honaire de Francais. She started Newspaper as a Junior because of the great atmosphere of the Newsroom, but she stayed because of her love of school spirit and unity. As the assistant to the managing editor for the 2014-2015 school year, she spent her time revamping spreadsheets and spitting Christian rap. Wish her luck on her senior year as she tries to master a new task...writing stories.

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