Bill Nicholson (1963-66/Men's Basketball)


Bill Nicholson earned All-Far Western Conference accolades and honorable-mention All-America honors in 1964 as a center on the Nevada men's basketball team. He helped the Wolf Pack to Far Western Conference championships in 1964 and 1966, while Nevada's 1966 team turned in a 21-6 overall record and went a perfect 10-0 in conference play. Nicholson turned in 876 points and 643 rebounds in 67 career games, and his rebounding mark still ranks eighth in the Nevada career record book. Nicholson served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1971 and then embarked on a career in business. He served as appointments secretary to President Gerald Ford from 1974-77. He has also served as the chief executive officer and chief operating officer of several companies, including Amway from 1984-92.
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