Mike Nicholson
Mike  Nicholson

Assistant Coach (11th Season)

michaelnicholson@sandiego.edu / 619-823-1804


Men's Soccer Returns from Preseason Europe Trip

The Toreros visited Ireland and England to tune up their skills and take in the experience.


Men's Soccer vs No. 16 Cal

The USD men's soccer team opened up the 2015 season with a 3-0 win over No. 16 California (8/28/15)


USD Men's Soccer vs. Saint Mary's | 10/20/13

USD Men's Soccer vs. Saint Mary's | 10/20/13 | Photos courtesy of Brock Scott, scottphoto.net.


USD MSOC | NCAA Quarterfinals at Georgetown | Dec. 1, 2012

USD MSOC | NCAA Quarterfinals at Georgetown | Dec. 1, 2012. Photos courtesy of Rafael Suanes

Michael "Nico" Nicholson came to Alcalá Park after serving as an assistant coach to the University of California, San Diego women's soccer program from 1994-2005. During his stint with UCSD, the Tritons captured three NCAA Division II and three NCAA Division III national championships.

From 2003-05, Nicholson was also the director of the Temecula/Murrieta Soccer Club and from 1998 to 2003, he acted as the Head Boy's Coach for the San Diego Surf. Many of the club teams at the Surf achieved Regional and State success and many of his players were placed on national teams. In 1994, he coached the Nomads Boy's Under 16 club that won a national championship. In addition to his tremendous wealth of coaching experience, Nicholson also spent time with the United Systems of Independent Soccer League, a men's semi-professional league. He played three seasons for the San Diego Top Guns from 1993-95 and guided his team to the Regional Finalists in 1994 and 1995.

Nicholson graduated from the University of Leeds in England, where he earned a degree in Sports Science in 1989. He captained his soccer team to the national finals in 1989 and his team won the national championship in 1986.

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Butler Preview
Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler

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CSUN Preview
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN

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USC Preview
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC

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Davidson Preview
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San Diego Fall Classic Preview
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Nevada Preview
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USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
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Campbell Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell

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Stetson Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far

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WCC Media Day
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Warner Recap
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win

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Warner Preview

Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner

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Torero Community Service

USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego

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Men's Basketball Camp Update

Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season

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Drake Preview

Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game

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Dayton Preview

Toreros look for 4th straight win

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LMU Preview

Pack the Stadium Night

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ITA All-American's Preview

Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare

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Marist Preview

USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak

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Valparaiso Preview

Toreros First True Road Game of 2015

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CSUN and UCSB Preview

Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak

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Aztec Invite Recap

Both Squads Finish Second

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SDSU Preview

Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival

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WNMU Recap

Highlights from 45-21 win

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2015 Home Opener

Previewing Western New Mexico

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Volleyball Tournament Preview

A preview of the USD Tournament
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Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
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Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
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2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.


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