Doug Nichols will serve as the director of the South Texas All-Star Basketball Camp. This will be his 34th year involved with the camp, having attended as a camper for 12 years and as a coach or administrator for another 21 years.
Coach Nichols, a Corpus Christi native and Ray High School graduate, has seen success at nearly every level of basketball. He most recently spent four years as the Head Coach at Henderson State University, a NCAA Division II member located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. While only winning 6 conference games and failing to appear in the post-season during the four years before he arrived, Coach Nichols guided the Reddies to 55 wins (36 in conference) and 3 post-season appearances during his tenure. The Reddies finished as Great American Conference runners-up in 2012 and advanced to the conference tournament championship game in 2014.
Prior to his role at HSU, Coach Nichols spent a year as the Assistant Coach at conference rival Arkansas Tech University. He was instrumental in helping to lead the Wonder Boys to a 25-6 overall record, GAC regular season championship, and an appearance in the NCAA Regional Finals for the first time in school history.
Doug Nichols has also spent time as an Assistant Coach at Angelina Junior College under Head Coach Todd Neighbors (2015 Region IVX Coach of the Year) and at Stephen F. Austin State University under South Texas All-Star Basketball Camp founder and Corpus Christi (Carroll HS) native Danny Kaspar.
In his time as a college coach, Doug Nichols has coached 13 All-Conference players, 1 All-American, and 1 Newcomer of the Year. His teams have advanced to play in post-season tournaments 8 of his 9 years including appearances in the 2008 National Invitational Tournament (NIT) and the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
He began his career as the first ever Junior High girls coach for the Brazos Valley Mustangs in Bryan/College Station. In his second year, he guided the girls to a 24 win season and a sixth place finish in the 2003 2A Home School National Tournament. He then began working with the Varsity Boys team which had just completed a second consecutive winless season. Under his guidance, the team finished with 14 wins in 2004 and earned it first ever 20 win season the following year.
Our coaching staff prides itself not only on its knowledge of the game of basketball, but also on its knowledge and experience in teaching and working with children and youth in the in South Texas community. We have very experienced coaches from all levels of basketball, including elementary PE coaches and teachers, middle and high school coaches and teachers, as well as college players and coaches. No matter your child's age or experience level, we will have the right coaches in place to help them not only to have a great time, but to also improve as a basketball player!