Campbell tabbed new women’s head coach at Nichols

Nichols has announced the hiring of Jillian Campbell as head coach of the Bison women’s program.

Campbell spent the 2011-12 season as an assistant at Williams and also spent time earlier this year as a talent evaluator for the Berkshire Bruins youth hockey program and as a coach/evaluator for USA Hockey’s selection camp in Arizona.

“I’m really excited to have this opportunity,” said Campbell in a news release. “The group of student-athletes I met with during my interview were great and I am looking forward to working with them. This is a young program which has been molded well and I want to establish some new routes and help enhance the student-athlete’s overall experience.”

A 2011 graduate of Bowdoin, Campbell was a four-year member of the Polar Bears’ program, serving as captain her senior year.

“The students are here to be students first and athletes second, so I see the program as a way to enhance their experience at Nichols,” added Campbell. “I want them to find things along the way to take with them into their lives beyond college. My main focus will be on confidence and helping the student-athletes feel confident in anything they do in the classroom, on the ice and beyond Nichols.”