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Sam Nichols
Sam Nichols

Assistant Director of Equipment Operations

Sam Nichols joined FAU in spring of 2011 as the assistant director of equipment operations. Nichols supervises the staff of student managers along with the coordination of daily laundry for over 250 athletes and coaches. He also organized individual team equipment budgets for the 2011-12 year and maintains running inventory of equipment, uniforms and apparel for 19 NCAA Division I teams.

Prior to coming to FAU, Nichols was at Illinois State University where he was the graduate assistant equipment manager for a year. While at ISU, he assisted in fitting and issuing protective equipment for the football team, supervised student managers and coordinated gameday setup of the Coach Communications Tempest NG sideline communication system.

Starting his career in 2006 at North Carolina State as a student equipment manager, Nichols spent four years (2006-2010) with the Wolfpack while getting his undergraduate degree in sports management. During his time with NC State he was responsible for daily laundry duties, practice field setup and break down and inventory or equipment.