Nicole O’Banon

16 Maple - Head Coach


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Nicole was a four-year letter winner at the Number 1 ranked NCAA Division 1 Baylor University Women’s Volleyball Program and helped lead her team to a Big 12 Conference Title and NCAA National Semifinal appearance in 2019. In her time at Baylor, O’Banon (formerly Thomas) appeared in 57 matches and hit .201 on her career.

She was leader in the Baylor Huddle of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and was a four-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection, Academic All-Big 12 Selection, and winner of the Baylor Athletics Spark Leadership Award.

She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Her previous coaching experience includes Baylor University Volleyball Camps (2016-2019) with 2019 AVCA Division 1 Coach of the year Ryan McGuyre and private lessons. IMPACT and SafeSport certified.

Nicole was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia where her family still resides. Nicole enjoys going to long walks outside and cooking. She currently resides in Austin, TX  with her husband. She was previously a coach and Director for TCS. This will be Nicole’s 1st season coaching with the Roots Volleyball family.