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High School Coach of the Week: James Nickles

!Coach: James Nickles

School: Abbeville High School

Location: Abbeville, S.C.

Career Highlights: Since Nickles became head coach in 2004, the Panthers have compiled a 71-18 record, advanced to five consecutive regional championships, competed for two consecutive Upper State championships and won the 2010 South Carolina Class 1A-I state championship.

Community Service: A devout member and Sunday school teacher at Grace United Methodist Church, Nickles has been instrumental in starting the Fellowship of Christian Athletes 7-on-7 passing league, which is held annually in July.

Quote: "We try to instill in our kids that winning is a 24/7 deal. You do not just go out on Friday nights and decide you are going to win. Winning begins with making good decisions every day."

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