“I’m looking forward to coming to Paducah Tilghman and bringing my experience in athletics to assist our athletic programs. I hope to be a resource for coaches who can help them build championship-caliber teams,” said Nickal. “I’m also looking forward to working with the teachers and administrators in my role as assistant principal. Everyone in the community talks about the tradition and family atmosphere at Paducah Tilghman, so I’m excited to be part of that and see where this journey leads.”
Nickal is married to Sandy, who is an educator and coach. His children are a son Bo, a graduate of Penn State University who is a three-time NCAA wrestling champion, a daughter Jordan, who is enrolled in college and working in the horse training industry in Arizona, a daughter Lexis, who plays collegiate soccer at University of the Cumberlands, and a daughter Shelby, a high school sophomore who has qualified for the southeast regional Olympic Development Program in soccer.