Nicole Reiley enters her sixth season as the Owls' volleyball coach in 2017- 18. Reiley will also serve as a lecturer in the College’s Physical Education department.
Becoming the 10th head volleyball coach in program history, Reiley joins the Bryn Mawr staff from Swarthmore College after serving the last four years as the assistant coach and twice as the interim head coach. She brings more than six years of intercollegiate coaching experience to the Yellow and White sidelines.
As the assistant coach at Swarthmore, Reiley was responsible for assisting in the running of practices, including on-court instruction as well as video breakdown. She attended the country’s elite volleyball tournaments and assisted in the coordination of campus visits by recruits. Her game day management included the training of events staff, compiling of statistics, and the organization of youth ball girls for home matches. During this time, the Garnet reached the Centennial Conference postseason three of the last four years including a trip to the finals in 2010. In addition, during the 2011 and 2012 spring semesters, Reiley served as the head coach for the men’s volleyball club team.
Reiley served as Swarthmore’s interim head coach twice, once in 2009 and again in 2012. During that time she facilitated the non-traditional spring season by scheduling and planning practices that included their play date, fundraising events, kid’s night out and youth volleyball program. She coordinated recruiting efforts including overnight and campus visits, oversaw the office worker and planned for the upcoming season with the ordering of equipment and the summer preseason training packet.
Reiley coached for Keystone Juniors Volleyball during the Spring of 2013 where her team won three tournaments as well as having a third place finish at the Northeast Qualifier earning them a bid to the Junior National Volleyball tournament in Dallas, TX. Prior to that, Reiley also coached for Mystique Volleyball Club for three years and has worked at various camps including Swarthmore volleyball camp, Army volleyball camp, Nike Volleyball Camps, Seton Hall University and Merion Mercy Volleyball Camps.
A former full scholarship volleyball player at Division I Seton Hall University; she was a two-time Big East Academic All-Star. Reiley graduated in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in social and behavioral sciences.
No stranger to the Main Line area, Reiley graduated from Merion Mercy Academy in 2003, where she was a four-year letter winner, team captain, first team all-district; first team all-Main Line and first team all-Philadelphia Inquirer. She was named MVP of the Bicentennial League, first team all-state as a junior and senior, and played USA Volleyball for clubs such as Valley Forge and Synergy.
Reiley is also a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). She holds a USA Volleyball Impact certification and is a certified volleyball official for the NCAA and USAV.