James Nichols was hired as the Head Athletic Trainer in August of 2014. For the previous 10 years, James served as an assistant athletic trainer at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville KY. His experiences during that time included working with Men’s and Women’s Wrestling, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men’s and Women’s Track & Field, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, and Football. James has worked with 6 individual national champions, 2 national championship teams, and over 30 All-Americans.
A native of Winsted, CT., Nichols received his Bachelor of Science from Castleton State College in 2003. In 2004, Nichols received his Masters of Science from Ohio University. While in Ohio, he worked as the athletic trainer at Gallia Academy High School in Gallipolis, Ohio. He received his certification from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2004.
He and his wife Susan currently reside in Hyde Park.
His primary sports at Johnson State are Women’s Tennis, Men's & Women’s Volleyball, Men’s & Women’s Cross Country, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Lacrosse and Women's Triathlon