Nicholson Etching His Name in SBU Lore

This feature on Andrew Nicholson was written by Paul Casey Gotham. It appeared online Oct. 18, 2011 on


By Paul Casey Gotham

Mark Schmidt remembers it well. He had just finished his first season as head coach with St. Bonaventure, and his Bonnies, who hadn’t known a winning season in five years, limped to the finish line with just two victories in Atlantic 10 conference play and an overall record of 8-22. He introduced his recruiting class – the group to which he would stake his claim and received a tepid response especially for one player whose name created little interest.

Four years later, the Bonnies are looking for back-to-back winning seasons, and Andrew Nicholson, whose name was known to few at one time,  is now a player-of-the year candidate.

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