Doug is entering his second year as Head Coach of the women’s basketball team at Brighton High School. In Coach Nielsen’s first year, the Bengals recorded double digit victories for the first time in 6 years.
Coach Nielsen has been coaching youth basketball for more than 15 years. He is the founder and president of WNBC Basketball, a club for both girls and boys. His teams have been invited to play in tournaments across the United States, including in Kentucky, Oregon, California, Nevada, Wyoming, and Colorado. Teams have won multiple championships and are known for their physical, fast-paced style of play.
As a player, Coach Nielsen played under the tutelage of the legendary Jim Jimas, one of the all-time great coaches in Utah high school basketball history.
It’s important to know that I have a love and appreciation for all music (including country and some death metal), prefer driving with windows down and arm out the window, and somehow turned into a cat lover when I adopted a ferell cat that I refer to as Carl Lewis.
Less important facts are:
Graduated from BYU with a B.S. in athletic training/sports medicine
Worked in physical therapy for years and the last two decades have been involved in recovering human tissue from donors for transplant.
Enjoy the outdoors and being active (somewhat obsessive about hiking) as well as sitting on a couch binge watching trashy tv or reading a book.
I’m excited to be working with BHS girls basketball!
Laura has been around the Brighton High basketball program off and on over the last 18 years. She played for Brighton from 2003-2007 and returned to coach for 6 years starting in 2013. She is the proud assistant coach of our 2015 State Championship team. After a two year break, Laura is back and ready to roll. Lady Bengals forever!
Josh Stephens Bengal consultant for life.