Solon picks girls' hoops coach
The Solon Community School District has hired Tony Nicol as middle school counselor and head varsity girl’s basketball coach (pending school board approval).
Nicol is 1987 graduate of Solon High School and received his Bachelor and Masters Degree in counseling from of the University of Iowa. Nicol has spent the previous 20 years in education in various capacities. Most recently, Nicol served as the 9th-10th Grade Dean of Students at Linn Mar High School in Marion, Iowa as well as Linn Mar’s assistant varsity boys’ basketball coach. While on the staff at Linn Mar, Nicol helped guide the Lions to three State championships and nine straight appearances in the 4A state tournament.
The announcement was made Wednesday, May 23, in a press release issued by Solon Activities Director Keith McSweeney.
According to the release, Nicol previously served as middle school counselor at Solon during the 2003-2004 school year. He also previously served as high school english teacher and high school counselor at Linn-Mar.