AASCU Graduates: The Difference We Make

Carl Nicks

Carl Nicks

Graduation Year: 1980
Degree Earned: Bachelor's in Physical Education
Institution: Indiana State University

As manager of player relations for the Indiana Pacers, Carl Nicks says his life and career has come full circle. Nicks was a teammate of Larry Bird on the 1978-79 Sycamores team that went undefeated into the Final Four and finished runner-up in the NCAA Championship. Nicknamed “Mr. Intensity,” Nicks was the second leading scorer on the team that year with an average of 19.3 points a game, just behind team leader Bird, who averaged 28.6 points. After retiring from pro basketball, Nicks served as coordinator of the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program at Methodist Hospital and coached middle school basketball.