Brittany Nicley
   Mid-Continent University volleyball coach Brittany Nicley replaced Lilly Zhan before the 2009 season at the helm of the Cougars' fortunes after Zhan's two seasons in Mayfield.  Brittany also has joined MCU's athletics leadership team as the newly-appointed Assistant Athletics Director, in August, 2010.
    Earning five victories during each of Nicley's two seasons, Nicley's team recorded the best season in MCU volleyball history in 2011. Under Nicley's leadership, the team won a record 11 matches, including their first ever TranSouth Conference victory - a five-set triumph over Union University on September 13. The success did not stop there, as the Cougars set a whopping 56 program records during the campaign.
    Brittany played volleyball, softball, and basketball all four years at Western Boone Senior High School in Thorntown, Indiana, earning All-Conference awards in all three sports as a sophomore, junior, and senior and still holds the school volleyball record for most career assists and single-season assists and single-match assists.
     A 2004 high school graduate, Brittany attended Judson College, an NAIA school in Elgin, Illinois, and played four years of volleyball and softball. She graduated from Judson in 2008, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education. As a senior setter on Judson's volleyball team, she led the team with 218 assists.
    As a junior and senior middle infielder, Brittany helped Judson qualify for the National Christian College Athletics Association (NCCAA) Championships. She hit .293 with three doubles, 17 RBI, 7 stolen bases, and 14 runs scored as a senior, and Judson posted a 24-24 record, its season record for wins, and placed third at NCCAA Nationals in Florida. Brittany ranks fourth in Judson history with 381 career at-bats, seventh with 91 hits, 12th with 21 walks, and 13th with 37 RBI and 35 runs scored.
    "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work in an atmosphere where the people show tremendous support for me as an individual and what I am trying to accomplish within the university," says Nicley, after receiving her first collegiate coaching position in 2009.