Rick Nold takes over as Bellarmine volleyball Coach

After almost 20 years away, Rick Nold is back coaching volleyball in Louisville. Nold takes over as head Coach of Bellarmine.”Coming back to a place where I rode my bike as a kid and went to basketball here growing up, it’s pretty neat, ” Nold said. He spent 18 seasons as head coach at Jacksonville State and Auburn where he has 299 career wins to his name. He also spent six years as an Assistant for Louisville, on four conference Championship teams and two Sweet 16s. Before jumping to college, he was an Assistant Coach at Assumption where he was on three state title teams. “I’ve been really impressed with what we have,” Nold said about his Bellarmine team. “To me, I think we can make some big steps this year.” The Knights are still trying to find their way as a Division I program. The team went 6-22 last season. They’re searching for their first winning season since 2019 when they were a Division II program and a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference.”I think all of us have done an amazing job stepping up to the competition the past three years,” Bellarmine junior Anna Lococo said. “I’m super excited to see where Rick and Jesse can take us.”

After almost 20 years away, Rick Nold is back coaching volleyball in Louisville.

Nold takes over as head coach of Bellarmine.

“Coming back to a place where I rode my bike as a kid and went to basketball here growing up, it’s pretty neat,” Nold said.

He spent 18 seasons as head coach at Jacksonville State and Auburn where he has 299 career wins to his name. He also spent six years as an assistant for Louisville, on four conference championship teams and two Sweet 16s.

Before jumping to college, he was an Assistant Coach at Assumption where he was on three state title teams.

“I’ve been really impressed with what we have,” Nold said about his Bellarmine team. “To me, I think we can make some big steps this year.”

The Knights are still trying to find their way as a Division I program.

The team went 6-22 last season. They’re searching for their first winning season since 2019 when they were a Division II program and a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

“I think all of us have done an amazing job stepping up to the competition the past three years,” Bellarmine junior Anna Lococo said. “I’m super excited to see where Rick is [assistant coach] Jesse [Earl] can take us.”

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