Monday, October 12, 2015

Craig Nicholson Resigns at Arizona State

Arizona State head coach Craig Nicholson has resigned for personal medical reasons. AZ Central Sports was the first to report the news. No other information was immediately available.

Nicholson was in his third year at the helm of the Sun Devils program, after taking over for Clint Myers prior to the 2014 season. He had posted an 82-34-1 record at ASU, including taking his team to the postseason in both 2014 and 2015.

Formerly of Ball State, Nicholson is a nine-year Division 1 coaching veteran. At BSU, his team three times took home the MAC regular-season title and advanced to the NCAA tournament in 2010. Nicholson also presided over the Cardinals program’s first all-American.

Assistant coaches Robert Wagner and Letty Olivarez will serve as co-interim head coaches for the 2016 season.

Wagner spent six years as an ASU assistant under Myers, from 2006-2011, which he followed with a three-year stint as head coach at Scottsdale Community College before returning to Nicholson's staff for the 2015 season.

Olivarez, a former Wisconsin player, is in her first season with the Sun Devils program after assistant coaching stints at Stanford and, most recently, Cal State Northridge where she spent just one season.

A search will be conducted for the Sun Devils’ next full-time head coach following the 2016 season; the position already figures to be one of the most sought-after openings in recent memory and will lead to the program’s third full-time head coach in five years.

This story will continue to be updated.


  1. I hope it's not a life-threatening situation thing..Too bad. Now ASU is left with Wagner in charge and he's a disrespectful dog to his players!!

  2. Do we know anymore about this medical reasons? Sounds very serious and life threatening.