Tim Nollan Named Assistant Coach
Jan. 24, 2008
LOS ANGELES -- Tim Nollan has been named assistant coach for the USC women's volleyball program, head coach Mick Haley announced today. Nollan replaces former assistant coach Todd Dagenais, who was recently named head coach at Central Florida.
'Tim did some really good things at Pepperdine,' said Haley. 'We are happy to have him back in the Trojan Family. We believe he brings a positive energy level and wealth of coaching expertise to our program.'
Nollan spent four seasons (2004-07) at Pepperdine where the Waves registered a 63-50 overall record, making three trips to the NCAA Tournament.
He served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Women of Troy during the team's 2003 national championship season.
At the club level, Nollan guided his Sports Shack team to the 2007 Reno Festival title at the 16-1 division. He previously served as head coach in their 18-year-old division for four years (1999-2003). Since the 2003-04 season, he has guided the 14-Under girls team, with the 2005 squad posting a seventh-place finish at the Reno Festival.
Nollan was the head coach for the boys' varsity volleyball team at Campbell Hall High in North Hollywood, where he graduated in 1996. He began working with the volleyball teams there in 1998 when he was hired as the girls' volleyball varsity assistant coach. That season, he helped lead the team to the CIF Southern Section semifinals.
In 1999, he added to his responsibilities as the boys' junior varsity head coach. Nollan was promoted to head coach of both the girls and boys varsity volleyball teams in August 1999. As head coach, he guided the 1999 girls' squad and the 2002 boys' squad to the CIF Southern Section quarterfinals and led his boys' squad to the 1999 Delphic League championship. As a player at Campbell Hall, he lettered all four years at setter and garnered various accolades, including two-time All-Alpha League first team, 1996 Los Angeles Times all-county second team and 1996 All-CIF Division III first team. He also spent six years playing club volleyball.
He graduated from USC in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in international relations and a minor in psychology. He earned his master's degree from Pepperdine in 2007 in educational technology.
The USC women's volleyball program is coming off its fourth NCAA Final Four appearance in the last six seasons. The Trojans went 29-5 this season and 14-4 in the Pac-10 Conference for a third-place finish.