UVU hires former BYU assistant Dan Nielson as new head women’s basketball coach

May 13, 2019

BYU and UVU regularly compete against each other in a wide variety of sports.

This year, however, the Cougars and the Wolverines have also been looking at each other for coaches.

A month ago the BYU men’s basketball team hired UVU’s Mark Pope and he brought some of his Wolverines assistant coaches with him to Provo.

Monday UVU got Cougar assistant Dan Nielson to go the other direction as he was introduced as the new Wolverine head women’s basketball coach.

Nielson is just the second women’s basketball coach at UVU in its Division I era. He will be taking the helm from Cathy Nixon, who led the program for 24 years before taking a position as senior associate athletic director this year.

Check back for reaction and more information on the new Wolverine women’s basketball coach.