Army has completed its coaching staff for the 2022 season with the addition of veteran assistant Jason Nichols.
Nichols, who was East Carolina’s director of player development in 2021, will be Army’s slotbacks coach.
John Brice of Football Scoop was the first to report the hiring.
Nichols enters his 20th season as a college coach. He was the running backs coach at his alma mater East Carolina in 2018-2019 and Richmond in 2020. Nichols’ resume includes Western Carolina running backs coach (2016), Louisiana-Monroe wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator (2010-15), Toledo wide receivers coach (2009), Kent State wide receivers coach (2005-08) and Appalachian State wide receivers coach (2002-04).
Nichols will be one of five Army assistants coaching their first season at West Point.
Here is Army’s updated coaching staff:
Brent Davis – Offensive coordinator/offensive line (Ninth season)
Matt Drinkall – Tight ends (Third season)
Jason Nichols – Slotbacks (First season)
Blake Powers – Fullbacks (First season)
Aaron Smith – Wide receivers (First season)
Mike Viti – Offensive line (Seventh season/first season at position)
Cody Worley – Quarterbacks (Third season)
Nate Woody – Defensive coordinator (Third season)
John Loose – Outside linebackers (16th season)
Cortney Braswell – Inside linebackers (Second season)
Sean Cronin – Defensive line (First season)
Daryl Dixon – Cornerbacks (Seventh season)
Scot Sloan – Safeties (First season)
February 27, 2022 at 2:42 AM
Good job, Sal. Let’s hope the first time coaches at 3 of the 4 skilled offensive positions of slotback,fullback and wide receiver (QB coach has 3 years under his belt) will quickly fall in line with Monken’s and Davis’ offensive mind sets. Sometimes new blood can be invigorating additions to a team both psychologically and with refreshingly new ideas.