Nicki Davidson was named an assistant coach with the UC San Diego women's water polo program September 1, 2017.
Davidson comes to La Jolla with 10 years of coaching experience at the club and high school levels. Most recently, Davidson was the head of age group water polo at Rose Bowl Water Polo Club where she oversaw the 10, 12 and 14 and under boy's and girl's programs. Both of her U14 girl's and boy's teams won the 2016 Champions Cup in Hawai'i while her girl's team placed second at the 2016 Junior Olympics.
In 2016-17, Davidson coached the La Cañada High School girl's water polo team where she was named the Stars News Coach of the Year. Previously, Davidson spent two seasons as the head coach of the Cathedral Catholic High School girl's water polo program and oversaw the San Diego Shores 16 and under girl's team. She is currently in her fifth year as a USA Water Polo Development National Team assistant coach.
Collegiately, Davidson played for Pat Beemer at Wagner College for four years. She helped lead the Seahawks to a NCAA appearance in 2006 and was also a three-year member of the swim team.
Davidson graduated from Temple City High School where she was a part of the CIF SS Water Polo Championship teams in 2003 and 2004.
She currently resides in San Diego with her husband Ian.