Hundley named Head Basketball Coach at Nichols College

Vice President and Director of Athletics Jack Hayes has announced the hiring of Tyler Hundley as the next Head Coach of the Nichols College Men’s Basketball team. Hundley, the three-time MASCAC Coach of the Year, comes to “The Hill” after six seasons at the helm of the Lancers of Worcester State University.

“We are excited to have Tyler Hundley leading our Men’s Basketball program. His experience and vision are a perfect fit for Nichols College.” Hayes added, “He had great success at Worcester State and I am confident that he can provide outstanding leadership to our team.”

In 2022-23 and 2023-24, Hundley led the Lancers to back-to-back conference championships and two NCAA tournament appearances while earning consecutive MASCAC Coach of the Year honors. He posted a 40-16 record over his last two years with the Lancers, highlighted by the program’s first undefeated conference season in 2022-23.

The 2022-23 season was a record breaking one for Hundley and the Lancers as the program set records in wins (22), winning pct. (78.6%), consecutive win streak (14) and the first undefeated MASCAC season in program history, advancing to its first Division III NCAA Tournament since 1994.

“I am honored and excited to join the Nichols College community as head coach of the Men’s Basketball team.  The program has had great success and I look forward to continuing the winning tradition.”  Hundley adds, “I want to thank President Bill Pieczynski, Director of Athletics Jack Hayes, and the members of the search committee for putting their confidence in me to lead this outstanding program”

Overall, Hundley posted an 82-55 record including a 45-15 conference mark while at Worcester State. He coached a two-time Conference Player of the Year award winner, two Rookies of the Year, and 13 All-Conference selections, while being a three-time Coach of the Year honoree, himself.

Before Worcester State, Hundley spent three seasons as an Assistant Coach at Keene State, helping the Owls to an Elite Eight appearance in 2016-17 and a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2015-16.  He served as an assistant coach at Lasell College and Salve Regina University, prior to moving on to Keene State.

A graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Leisure Management, Hundley was a member of the Warriors Men’s Basketball team that reached the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament.

Tagged with: