Kewanee tabs Nichols as football coach


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Posted Online: March 04, 2013, 8:03 pm
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Preparing for his debut later this month as Kewanee's new varsity baseball coach, Tyler Nichols' resume has gotten a little bigger with another head-coaching post added to it.

The 2003 Macomb High School graduate was recently tabbed to succeed Chris Waca as the Boilermakers' head football coach after spending the last four years as Kewanee's defensive coordinator. Waca resigned after compiling a 10-27 record in four seasons with the Boilers, including a 5-5 finish in 2011 that saw Kewanee return to the playoffs for the first time since 1999.

Set to succeed Kirk Fristad as the Boilermakers' baseball coach, Nichols has nine years of coaching football to his credit, including stints at Macomb and with the South Fulton co-op (Astoria and Table Grove VIT) before joining Waca's staff at Kewanee, where he teaches physical education.

Nichols inherits a Boiler squad that finished 1-8 last fall and tied for eighth place in the Big Rivers Conference with Riverdale and Spring Valley Hall.

-- By Terry Duckett, tduckett@qconline.com


















 



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