Nicki Hauser is the director of operations for the Virginia volleyball and wrestling programs. She has served as the director of operations for Shannon Wells’ volleyball program since May of 2021 and was in the same capacity for Steve Garland’s wrestling program in the fall of 2023. Hauser came to UVA after one season as the director of operations for the North Dakota State women’s volleyball program.
Hauser previously spent one year as a high school attendance intervention specialist with Stevens Point Area Senior High School in Wisconsin. She also served one year as a graduate assistant coach for the men’s and women’s volleyball programs at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa.
Hauser played volleyball at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. She graduated in 2017 with a bachelor of science in business administration with a marketing concentration. Hauser also minored in Spanish. She also holds a master’s degree in sports management from Briar Cliff University and a master’s of leadership in sport from North Dakota State.
Hauser is the older sister of former UVA men’s basketball player and current Boston Celtic Sam Hauser.