ABOUT THE COACHES
Nick Niesielowski, “Coach Ski,” had a vaulting career at Gilmer High School and at Anderson University. Since graduating in 2008 with a degree in Education, he has been teaching and coaching. Before Sky Vault Club started, he coached state qualifiers and state place winners, including being a part of four individual state titles at Jefferson High School and Gainesville High School combined.
Kira Niesielowski, “Coach Kira,” began her pole-vaulting career as a sophomore in high school at Atlee High School in Mechanicsville, Va. She won six district and regional titles and two state championships, setting the state record her senior year in 2002 at 12’0″ while performing for the Atlee High School Raiders. She continued her athletic career at Georgia Institute of Technology, competing for four years with a personal best of 11’6″. This is her sixth year coaching and has worked with the vaulters at Gainesville High School, Commerce High School, and Brenau University. While at Brenau, she coached three SAAC conference champions and several conference placers at the collegiate level.
Since Sky Vault Club started five years ago, both Coach Ski and Coach Kira have played a part in coaching four state champions, five state runner ups, and several other state placers at the high school level.