About NHS TF

The Niceville Tradition

Niceville High School has had a long history of producing some of the finest sports programs in not only Florida, but in the Southeast United States. The Track & Field program has produced state champions and a countless amount of state medalist since the early 2000’s. Many of these athletes have signed with universities like the University of Florida, the University of Alabama, the University of Central Florida, West Point, Air Force, Troy University, Mississippi State University, Kennesaw State, FIU, Auburn University, and more. Niceville Track & Field has had a surge in its performances over the past eight years, and is now equipped to set expectations to state championship levels - every year.

The Niceville men secured a 3PEAT in 2023, and are eyeing another State Title run for 2024. Niceville swept the State Championships in 2022 (this has never been done in Okaloosa County nor Northwest Florida). The men's program won their second State Title in a row, and the women won Okaloosa County's first-ever Girl's State Championship! Niceville's boys Track & Field team won Okaloosa County's first-ever Track & Field State Championship in 2021, while the girls were State Runner Up (scoring 95 points at the State Meet). Niceville Track & Field began dominating the local District competition in 2016. In 2018 and 2019 the program produced dominating scores of 543.5 to 274.5 (girls), and 478 to 308 (boys) over Fort Walton Beach. We did not stop there. The ladies have won the FHSAA Region 1 title four times in the past six years (COVID-19 didn't permit the Regional Meet in 2020) while the boys have secured the Regional sweeps in 2021/2022 while winning NHS's first-ever men's Regionals.

“We have the most talented staff in the state of Florida. They are high energy and dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of track and field, which is contagious to our athletes and community. This is a special team, a special staff, and a special school. Go Eagles!”

Todd Brigman Head Coach, Niceville Track & Field

Over the last five years our coaching staff has grown to nine hard working, passionate and talented individuals. Their skills range across all of the events that are offered in the respected sport of Track & Field. Coach Brigman heads-up the operation while tackling Sprints/Relays. Coach Webb and Coach "Tarzan" De Ridder operate the country's finest Throwers and Pole Vaulters (evidenced by eleven State Champions, eleven State Runner-Ups, and a surplus of State Medals in just five years). Coach Zee produces school record holding State Champion High Jumpers. Coach Cooper and Coach Hunter combo the Long and Triple Jumpers, while Coach Lafollette brings new energy and strength to our storied long distance program.