Nolan McArdle is thrilled to be rejoining the Hickory Hill family as Head Swim Coach and Pool Manager for the 2023 season. Nolan is an Orchard Park native. Hickory Hill has been home to some of his most cherished memories. He worked for Hickory Hill in various roles (Lifeguard, Coach, Pool Manager) from 2010-2020, and he was a proud member of the Hickory Hill Swim Team from 1999 to 2014.
Currently, Nolan is serving as an interim Assistant High School Principal at Red Land High School in south-central Pennsylvania, where he lives with his wife, Katie, during the school year. Nolan has taught social studies for five years at Crossroads Middle School in the West Shore School District. He holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from California University of Pennsylvania, along with a Pennsylvania K-12 Principal license.
A 2018 graduate of Messiah University, Nolan majored in history and swam all four years for the Falcons. He earned 15 Middle Atlantic Conference All-Conference honors, including the men’s program’s first-ever relay title, and broke 10 program records. He remains the program’s top point-scorer over four MAC Championship meets. Nolan served as a captain of the men’s program both his junior and senior years and sat on the executive board of Messiah’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He was also named to the Middle-Atlantic Conference Honor Roll.
From 2018 to 2021, Nolan served as the Head Red Land High School Varsity Swimming & Diving Coach. During his tenure, the Patriots produced 17 district qualifiers, broke four school records, and achieved their all-time highest men’s team finish at the District III AAA Championship. Under his leadership, the men’s team experienced their first winning season in five years and ultimately achieved winning records during each of his three years. The women’s team achieved their first winning season in eight years and had two consecutive winning seasons. Following his tenure at Red Land, Nolan served as the Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swim Coach for Dickinson College from 2020 to 2022. In addition, Nolan currently serves as the Red Land High School Boys’ Varsity Volleyball Coach.
Nolan looks forward to reconnecting with the Hickory Hill family and creating an outstanding swim team, swim lessons, and pool experience for our membership community in 2023.
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