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Staff Detail

Jim M. Nichols

Title: Assistant AD/Chief of Staff

Joined Flames Nation:
December 2018

Football Staff Responsibilities:
• Oversees the day-to-day management of the football program
• Supervise football administrative areas (Operations, Player Personnel and Player Development)
• Football budget oversight
• Serves as the liaison to the athletic department and university administrations
• Ensures the football program runs smoothly, creating an environment for the student-athletes to success, both on and off the field

Road to Liberty University:
• Director of Athletics – Mount Dora Christian Academy in Mount Dora, Fla. (2015-18)
• Director of Football – Texas Tech University (2010 -13)
- 2011 Ticket City Bowl
- 2012 Houston Car Care Bowl
- Quality Control Defense Assistant – Troy (2009-10)
- 2009 GMAC Bowl
- 2009 Sun Belt Champions
• Head Football Coach – Faulkner University in Montgomery, Ala. (2006-09)
• Quality Control Defensive Assistant/Operations – Auburn (2003-06)
- 2003 Music City Bowl
- 2004 SEC Champions (13-0, 8-0 SEC)
- 2005 Sugar Bowl
- 2006 Capital One Bowl
• Assistant/Special Teams – Murray County High School in Chatsworth, Ga. (2001-03)

Getting to Know Jim Nichols:
• Graduate of Harding University (1998)
• B.A. in General Studies with a concentration in Exercise Science
• Native of Searcy, Ark.
• Wife: Haley
• Children: Gracie, Peyton and Presley