DePaul Head Coach Oliver Purnell
â€œKevin has overachieved, especially in recruiting at all of his stops. I have known him since he was a student in college and have followed his career ever since. He has made great advancements in the profession.â€
Mayland Head Coach Gary Williams
â€œWhen you look at Hampton, they have a really good basketball team and theyâ€™ve recruited really well. What Kevin Nickelberry has done with this team in just a yearâ€™s time has been great and they should be really proud of that.â€
Eddie Basden, Former Conference USA Player of the Year
"Coach Nickelberry started out being a coach that was recruiting me, but ended up being a father ï¬gure that taught me to respect the game. The footwork he taught me and to play every play has made me the player that I am. I would never be an NBA player if it wasnâ€™t for him."
Ralph Willard, Associate Head Basketball Coach at
University of Louisville and former Head Coach at The College of the Holy Cross
"Kevin Nickelberry is as good a coach as Iâ€™ve had in all of my years as a head coach."
Mike DeCourcy, The Sporting News
â€œKevin Nickelberry quietly has built himself into one of college basketballâ€™s premier recruiters. Perhaps heâ€™s been too quiet. His accomplishments in helping to identify and attract promising players havenâ€™t gotten nearly the attention merited. Anyone who knows the game, knows talent is the primary ingredient in building a winning program. Locating players who fi t in a given program is not as easy as Kevin makes it look. â€œ
Seth Davis, Sports Illustrated
"Wherever he has been, Kevin Nickelberry has proven himself to be one of the brightest young coaches in America. He is energetic, hard-working and charismatic, and has all the requisite qualities to be a very successful head coach."
Jeff Goodman, FoxSports.com
"Kevin Nickelberry is clearly one of the best recruiters in the business. Just look at his track record and what heâ€™s been able to do at each of his last four stops â€“ Clemson, Charlotte, Holy Cross and even Hampton. He does a terriï¬c job connecting with kids and the trust players have, in addition to a keen eye for evaluating talent, make him one of the elite coaches in the country."