“I am thrilled to have Nick (Highley) join my staff,” said Coach Burgess. “He brings a wealth of experience that will help raise the bar for our student-athletes. He is a great addition to the program.”
Highley most recently worked at Carolina Courts in Charlotte, N.C., where he was the Boys’ Volleyball Program Director. He was also the Adult Volleyball Director and coached the 15U club team for Carolina PEAK.
From 2010 until January 2016, Highley was a member of the United States Army, and was most recently stationed at Ramstein Air Base in Ramstein, Germany. While there, he coached the Ramstein American High School Royals Varsity team., serving as the assistant coach in 2013 and 2014, before being promoted to Associate Head Coach in 2015. During his time at Ramstein, his teams earned a DoDDS European Championship in 2013, a fourth place finish in 2014, and a third place finish in 2015.
“I am very grateful for this amazing opportunity and am excited to assist Coach Burgess in her pursuit of a Big South Championship,” said Highley. “This will be an exciting season for Blue Hose Volleyball and I am proud to be a part of this team. Working closely with Coach Burgess and the PC Athletics Department will make success that much sweeter.”
Highley is slated to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Health & Sciences from American Military University in October, 2016, and will then begin his work towards a master’s degree in the same field at AMU.
Highley resides in Simpsonville, S.C., with his wife Melissa, who is a Dermatological Surgical Assistant, and his youngest daughter who is an eighth grader. His oldest daughter graduated high school in 2016 from Ramstein American High School.