As a Frederick County resident, Chuck Nichols graduated from Middletown High School and then Pfeiffer University in North Carolina. He returned to the county to begin his illustrious career in teaching physical education and coaching boys’ and girls’ soccer; that career spans more than 25 years at Governor Thomas Johnson High School and Urbana High School. As a teacher, Nichols organized programs that were challenging to his students and soccer players. His encouragement led to his superior soccer coaching achievements. Nichols has 22 championships: three state, six regional, four conference, six county, and three MVAL titles. As a coaching giant, he has been recognized by national associations. Nichols is a leader of youth—leading them to reach for and attain that high standard of perfection.