The Collegiate Sports Video Association named Texas A&M’s Ryan Nichols, women’s basketball Video Coordinator, the 2018-2019 College Basketball Video Coordinator of the Year.
“I am honored to receive this recognition from my peers,” said Nichols. “I would like to thank Coach Quentin Hillsman at Syracuse and Coach Gary Blair at Texas A&M for giving me opportunities to be a part of their programs.”
Nichols was selected through a vote of his peers in college basketball to receive the Video Coordinator of the Year honor. He is now a finalist for the prestigious Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year award, which will be announced at the annual CSVA banquet on May 15th, 2019 in Anaheim, California.
The Bob Matey award is presented to the Video Coordinator who displays innovation, determination, perseverance, and technical skill as portrayed by the late Bob Matey, legendary Video Coordinator from Texas A&M.
Nichols is in his first year as Video Coordinator for women’s basketball, shifting over to the position after a stint with Jimbo Fisher’s football program.
Prior to returning to Aggieland, Nichols was a member of the Syracuse women’s basketball staff from 2013-18. The Orange was selected to the NCAA Tournament every year during Nichols’ tenure and advanced to the Women’s Final Four and National Championship game in 2016. At Syracuse, Nichols was closely mentored by Todd Blumen of Syracuse men’s basketball; a 2-time CSVA Basketball Video Coordinator of the Year.
As a student at Texas A&M, Nichols worked for the men’s basketball program from 2006-08 as a student manager and was a part of the Sweet 16 run in 2007.
A student videographer for the football team in 2009, Nichols returned to Texas A&M for grad school from 2011-13 as a graduate assistant videographer under James Duncan.
Nichols graduated from Texas A&M in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and Master’s degree in Sport Management in 2013, a former Bob Matey award winner.
Nichols also Interned in the Utah Jazz Executive Front Office for three summers from 2010-12. Nichols has been a member of CSVA since 2013-14 and a member of WBCA since 2013-14.