Nebraska Head Coach Gary Pepin has announced the addition of Nikki Larch-Miller as the new assistant track coach serving as the multi-events coach.
Larch-Miller comes from Eastern Illinois where she has served as the assistant track coach since July 2019. She coached two second-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selections in triple jump and pole vault. She helped the Panthers to the men’s OVC Indoor Track Championships in 2020 and the men’s OVC Outdoor Track Championships in 2021. Larch-Miller also coached two student-athletes to the NCAA 2021 West Regional qualifiers in the high jump and triple jump.
“We are excited to add Nikki Larch-Miller to our coaching staff and get her started with the Nebraska Track and Field program,” Pepin said. “Nikki has done an outstanding job at Eastern Illinois and also has a background as a terrific multi-event athlete at Wichita State University.”
Prior to Eastern Illinois, Larch-Miller served as the volunteer assistant coach at Wichita State for the 2018-19 season. She helped coach the women’s team to the 2019 American Athletic Conference Outdoor championships. She also helped coach the men’s team to runner-up finishes at the AAC Indoor and Outdoor Championships in 2019. Larch-Miller coached 10 All-AAC honorees between the men’s and women’s programs and two All-Americans.
“I want to thank Coach Pepin and the Nebraska Athletic Department for this opportunity to be a part of Nebraska Track and Field,” Larch-Miller said. “I think the staff that Coach Pepin put together is great and I’m ready to get working with the team.”
Larch-Miller is a 2018 graduate of Wichita State and a native of San Diego, California. During her undergraduate career, she was a first-team All-American in the heptathlon and a 22-time All-Missouri Valley Conference honoree. Larch-Miller was also named a second-team All-American in the heptathlon and the 4×100 relay. She was also a six-time Missouri Valley Conference Champion. She majored in elementary education.