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Nicosia comes to Johnson City after a two-year stint as the head coach for the women’s triathlon, cross country and track and field teams at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. She joined MSOE in 2018 and led the triathlon team to a runner-up finish among Division III schools in the inaugural season of the program. In both years at MSOE, Nicosia’s team finished in the top-5 as they took 4th-place finish in 2019.
Nicosia also had success at the helm of the cross country and track programs. In 2019, her cross country team placed second in the Northern Athletic Collegiate Conference and had two individuals place in the top-10. She coached multiple top-3 finishers in the conference in both indoor and outdoor track and one three-time Division III NCAA Track & Field qualifier.
Prior to coaching at MSOE, Nicosia was an assistant coach for the triathlon, cross country and track programs at West Alabama for three years. The Tigers competed at three straight Collegiate Varsity Triathlon National Championships. Her team finished sixth among 14 teams in 2017 and was the top Division II program. Additionally, in 2017, she served as the Division II representative to the first-ever College Triathlons Coaches Association (CTCA). Nicosia produced an All-American, three all-region honorees and four scholastic All-America awards in the first year the CTCA sponsored the awards.
Nicosia becomes the first coach to serve on a triathlon coaching staff at all three NCAA Divisions since the sport began to emerge at the NCAA level in 2015.
She was a three-time captain and four-time letter winner at the University of South Carolina as a member of the track and field team as a pole vaulter. Nicosia earned her masters’ degree in sports psychology and motor behavior from Tennessee in 2014.