WOT associate head coach Tim Nollan talks about the No. 3 Trojans hosting No. 16 Oregon, Oregon State as well as Keao Burdine being named to the U.S. National Team.
The sixth-seeded Women of Troy fell, 3-0, to third-seeded Texas in the Austin Regional Final.
Tim Nollan enters his sixth season as associate head coach for the USC women's volleyball program. He was named associate head coach in the summer of 2011 after spending four seasons as assistant coach. As USC's lead recruiting coordinator, Nollan also assists with day-to-day training (specifically the setters and team offense) and the development of game-day strategy.
His 2010 recruiting class for USC was ranked No. 1 in the nation by Prep Volleyball.
Nollan spent four seasons (2004-07) at Pepperdine where the Waves registered a 63-50 overall record, making three trips to the NCAA Tournament.
He assisted Pepperdine in landing back-to-back Top 10 recruiting classes with the No. 10 class in 2005 according to Volleyball Magazine and the No. 7 class in 2006 according to PrepVolleyball.com. He helped with another Top 10 class as the 2008 group was ranked No. 8 by Volleyball Magazine.
He served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Women of Troy during the team's 2003 national championship season.
At the club level, Nollan guided his Sports Shack team to the 2007 Reno Festival title at the 16-1 division. In 2008, his team finished second at the Reno Festival while his 2009 16-1 team finished in the top ten regionally and qualified for the Junior Olympics. He previously served as head coach in their 18-year-old division for four years (1999-2003). Since the 2003-04 season, he has guided the 14-Under girls team, with the 2005 squad posting a seventh-place finish at the Reno Festival.
Nollan was the head coach for the boys' varsity volleyball team at Campbell Hall High in North Hollywood, where he graduated in 1996. He began working with the volleyball teams there in 1998 when he was hired as the girls' volleyball varsity assistant coach. That season, he helped lead the team to the CIF Southern Section semifinals.
In 1999, he added to his responsibilities as the boys' junior varsity head coach. Nollan was promoted to head coach of both the girls and boys varsity volleyball teams in August 1999. As head coach, he guided the 1999 girls' squad and the 2002 boys' squad to the CIF Southern Section quarterfinals and led his boys' squad to the 1999 Delphic League championship.
As a player at Campbell Hall, he lettered all four years at setter and garnered various accolades, including two-time All-Alpha League first team, 1996 Los Angeles Times all-county second team and 1996 All-CIF Division III first team. He also spent six years playing club volleyball.
He graduated from USC in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in international relations and a minor in psychology. He earned his master's degree from Pepperdine in 2007 in educational technology.
Nollan and his wife, Kristen, reside in La Canada with their daughter, Avery.