Kat Nichols was born and raised in Grapevine, Texas (outside of Dallas). She has been involved in soccer since the age of 4 when her playing career began. Coming up through the club and ODP system in North Texas, helped her follow her dreams of playing soccer in college. She attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where she played all 4 years as a center back.
After college, she began her coaching journey and has worked with many of the top level clubs in the Birmingham area over the last 14 years. Kat is continuing to pursue top level coaching licenses. She currently holds her USSF C, United Soccer Coaches National Youth, Goalkeeping Level 1 and National coaching Diplomas and is currently pursuing her USC Premier Diploma. For the past several years she has been the Girls Director of Coaching for the Vestavia Hills Soccer Club and their College Liaison.