Nicole Polster joined the Cal State Fullerton coaching staff in the spring of 2019 after spending the previous six seasons coaching at Pacific.
Polster, formerly Vargas, was charged primarily with the training and preparation of Pacific's setters as well as taking over other administrative duties for the Tigers.
Prior to her joining the Tigers, she spent one season as a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater, Long Beach State, in 2012. As a four-year starter on the court for the Beach, Polster engineered the 49ers attack from the middle where she posted 4,695 career assists, fourth best in Long Beach State history. Additionally, seh proved herself as an all-around talent as she finished her career 10th all-time with 1,018 digs. As a true freshman, Polster guided the 49ers to the first of four NCAA Touranment appearances during her career at Long Beach State. Throughout her career, she earned three postseason All-Big West awards, including a pair of first team honors.
After graduating from Long Beach State in 2009, she then spent two years with the USA national team, and then played professionally with Nantes in France.
On the sidelines, Polster coached with Golden West in club volleyball, leading the U16 program, and has also worked in instructional camps for over five years.
Her mother, Debbie Green is regarded as one of the greatest American women’s volleyball setters of all time. She was a member of the US National team and won the silver medal at the 1984 Olympics.
Nicole resides in Long Beach with her husband Jim Polster.