Nerlande Nicolas
Nerlande Nicolas
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 804-827-2154
Email: nnicolas@vcu.edu
Year: Second Season
Previous College: Rutgers-Newark '08

Nicolas enters her third season with the Rams for the 2016-17 season, after helping VCU to its ninth winning record season in the last ten years. She joined Coach O’Boyle at VCU after spending the 2013-14 season with her at Stony Brook. In her lone season at Stony Brook, Nicolas helped O'Boyle to a 24-9 campaign capped by a WNIT appearance. 

"I am very excited to have Coach Nicolas join our staff," said O'Boyle. "She has a tremendous ability to connect with our players, and her enthusiasm for the game is contagious. Coach Nicolas works extremely hard, and is becoming one of the top recruiters in the country." 

No stranger to the Atlantic 10 Conference, Nicolas worked as director of operations at Dayton during the 2011-12 season and served as Rhode Island's video coordinator in 2010-11.

Nicolas launched her coaching career at her alma mater, Rutgers-Newark, where she spent three seasons. Nicolas was awarded bachelor's and master's degrees by Rutgers-Newark in 2008 and 2011, respectively.