Baltimore Bohemians News Release - www.baltimorebohemians.com
Friday, December 2, 2011
BALTIMORE, Md. - The Baltimore Bohemians announced today that the club has named Baltimore native Steve Nichols as head coach for the team’s inaugural season. Nichols has an extensive record of success in national, regional and state youth competitions and has produced a number of standout players who have excelled on both the professional and college levels.
As a coach with Baltimore Bays Chelsea, Nichols has won nine National Youth Soccer Championships, including the U-19 title in 2011. As Director of Coaching with the Bays, he oversees the club’s entire coaching staff and player development and has been instrumental in building the club into a national powerhouse.
He has been named Maryland State Coach of the Year seven times and was named National Coach of the Year by the NSCAA in 2008. Under his guidance, the club has been honored as the top boys club in the country by Soccer America in 2009 and 2010. His success has also led to coaching stints with the MLS Player Combine, the Adidas ESP Camp and the Maryland Olympic Development Program.
In addition to his duties with the Bays, Nichols serves as head coach at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Md. Nichols has guided the Eagles to seven titles in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association and the school is consistently ranked as one of the top teams in the country. This year’s team won the league title and finished the regular season ranked #1 in the state.
As a player, Nichols started his career at James Madison University before transferring to Loyola College in Baltimore, winning All-MAAC Team honors two years in a row. He spent one year with the Baltimore Spirit in the National Professional Indoor Soccer League and was team captain of the Baltimore Bays of the USISL from 1993-1995.
“Steve’s accomplishments as a player and his phenomenal record of success as a coach combined with his local youth soccer background makes him the perfect selection to be the Bohemians’ coach,” principal owner Louis Angelos said. "We are pleased that he has chosen to become a part of the club and are confident Steve will be able to bring his winning ways to the Bohs.”