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At Drive, we pride ourselves on preparing our athletes for the next level of their careers. Not only do we provide a collegiate style atmosphere in our facility but in our sport performance programming, through the competitive nature of our coaching staff and instruction and our recruiting process. 

We have a dedicated recruiting coordinator to guide Drive Nation athletes through the recruiting process and each athlete from 15s up is set up with a Sports Recruits profile. 

Phil Nickel

Recruiting Coordinator

For nearly 20 years, Phil served as a college volleyball coach, both as an assistant and as a head coach at various levels. Phil was in charge of recruiting as the top assistant at Wright State University, Illinois State University and the University of Houston, all Division I universities.  Phil also oversaw all aspects of recruiting at Division III Thomas More College and Division II Wayne State University.  Through these roles, Phil built an extensive network of college coach contacts.

For five years, Phil worked as the club director and recruiting coordinator for FB Fire/Club Catalyst, sending nearly every player who desired to go to the next level to play college volleyball.  


18 Red

Landry McEachern Sports Recruits Profile
Kea Whillock Sports Recruits Profile

18 Black

Ellie Miller Sports Recruits Profile
Taylor Pennel Sports Recruits Profile
Tori Green Sports Recruits Profile

17 Red

Shelby Burriss Sports Recruits Profile
Vivian Parker Sports Recruits Profile

Lillian Croshaw Sports Recruits Profile

17 Black

Sydney Rudeen
Savanna Stevens
Kira Smith
Zaria Jones
Anaiya White

Taylor Starr
Cheyenne Luper
Hailey Baker
Jana Cetkovic
Anika Mijuskovic

17 Black Sports Recruits


17 White

Kamari Pointer
Mary Elizabeth Isbell
Keila Morales
Addison Allen
Sheridan Aguilar
Nori McGilbra
Haley Reeves
Summer  Hodge
Shreya  Rastogi
Caroline Cannon

17 White Sports Recruits Profile


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