USC Assistant, Dave Nichol, dies at the age of 45!
Dave Nichol passed away on Friday, March 25th, 2022, in McKinney, Tex. He was at the age of 45. He was hired this past December as USC’s inside wide receivers coach and associate head coach for offense.
“We are heartbroken and devastated. Dave was such a tremendous human being and a fantastic football coach. He loved the game and constantly poured his heart and soul into his teams. He will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. We, as a program, look forward to playing and coaching for him as we move forward,” Lincoln Riley said in a statement.
Furthermore, Lincoln Riley also shared his grief on his personal Twitter page.
Dave Nichol is survived by his father named Robert Nichol Sr; and brothers, Robert Nichol Jr. and his family, and Jimmy Nichol and family. However, the news regarding his obituary is still not revealed.
Nichol went to USC after living the two seasons (2020-21) at Mississippi State as the insider receivers coach and three seasons at Washington State as an assistant under Mike Leach.
stated the news of Nichol’s death,
“Dave Nichol recently passed away from a sudden battle with several health issues. We are stunned by this, and Dave meant a lot to all of us,” Leach said.
“While we are all suffering the pain of this loss, our thoughts and prayers are with Dave’s family, friends, players, and coaches during this tough time. Dave was family to us, and he was loved by all who knew him. Always a smile on his face, Dave had such a positive personality, attitude, and energy. He made everyone around him a better person and impacted everyone he met with kindness, loyalty, and friendship. He meant a loss to me as well as countless others, and I will forever be grateful to have had him in my life for the last 22 years. He was on my first staff at Texas Tech. Dave is gone way too soon. We have lost an amazing friend, coach, and all-around great guy. Rest in peace, my friend. We miss you already.”
Before that, he was in East Carolina for almost four years. He served as the outside receivers coach for the first three seasons. Then, he served as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2015.
We share our deep condolences with his family, friends, and loved ones.