Gary Nicolay

Profile Updated: April 17, 2021
Gary Nicolay
Gary Nicolay

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Gary Nicolay

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Gary Nicolay

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Residing In: The Villages, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Kathi
Homepage: ganicolay1@gmail.com
Occupation: Senior Softball & Pickleball Tournaments
Children: Ryan A. Nicolay 1986
Dr. Michael D. Nicolay 1988
Military Service: US ARMY also Officer in CAP/Air Force  
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I started playing travel Senior Softball for several different teams at various times. In 2013, I traveled over 14,000 miles, playing major and major-plus divisions from Myrtle Beach to Las Vegas, and as far North as East Lansing to as far South as Naples, Florida. 60 Championship Rings, 33 All-Tournament Awards, 4 Best Defensive Player Awards, 6 MVP Awards and IMPACT Player @ 65/SPA.

School Story:

School prepared me for Life experiences...Life's been great...2 sons that have provided many wonderful moments...traveled 3 continents...left cinti. in '83, lived in Denver 10 years, moved to Palm Beach area for 14 yrs., now living in The Villages, Florida
Since '65 I have;
Pres./CEO of 100 yr old Roofing /Sheetmetal Co.
Owner/trainer/driver of Standardbred horses
Board member of Cinti., JCC
Golf Digest course rating panelist
Advisor/Investor in start-up Golf Business,
Asian Restaurant, Jewelry Store,
Apartment complex's
Worked for Awards Program Company in Denver,
Regional sales rep for gold findings
Partnership with Mike Youkilis jewelry sales to
Jones Intercable Home Shopping
Network
Talk Host for 1 hour golf show for Jones Home Shopping network
selling made to order golf clubs
Board member of World Tie Corp. &
Postmark Stores of America Corp.
Pension Officer for Information Solutions Corp.
Instructor for advanced soccer players at
Clemson Univ. Soccer Academy/center ref for friendly game between Clemson and U-20 US National Soccer Team which
included future stars Landon Donovan & Beasley
Coached track, cross country, soccer at Jr. and High School level/qualified regional/state teams
Coached travel soccer teams/rated 5th in State
Coached HS SECME Team (Science,English, Communication, Math, Education) to 2 Palm Beach County Championships
Awarded 2nd Lieutenant Grade for USAF Civil Air Patrol (CAP)
Coached Air Force Civil Air Patrol Lantana Squadron Team/ State Indoor and Outdoor State Champions & Academic Bowl Champions
Coached Air Force JROTC National Color Guard Championship HS Team

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Have a Happy Birthday, Jerry...who would have thought we would make it this far...

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Posted on: Jun 24, 2021 at 11:12 AM

Nancy, Hope you have a wonderful Day celebrating your Birthday...I heard Mark was in the hospital. I hope he is doing well...

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Jun 21, 2021 at 11:51 AM

Steve, Happy Birthday, glad to here you are doing fine...ran into Barry Heldman that remembered us playing JCC softball...that was a long time ago...lol

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Posted on: Apr 18, 2021 at 11:40 AM

Hope your last year went ok and you are getting back to living the life we knew...Have a Healthy & Happy Birthday!!!

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Apr 17, 2021 at 11:11 PM

Happy Birthday Jimmy... now that your back is healthy, go out and have a great time riding your bike...

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Apr 06, 2021 at 3:09 PM

I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Mickey. We grew up together in Golf Manor and shared many memories. Mickey was always one of the good guys. He was so happy to have moved to Raleigh NC. with Gwen. We would get together once a year when I had a softball tournament in Raleigh and he would take me to the  Craft Beer Hideouts. When we would walk in everybody would call his name.(CHEERS) He easily made friends everywhere he went. I am sorry that I missed seeing him last year because of the virus, but I will always remember his good nature. Here's to old friends....

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Feb 22, 2021 at 12:38 PM

1/22-24/21...the over 70 major-plus Venom softball team won the 2021 SSUSA Tournament of Champions, going undefeated in Lakeland, Florida against the Best over 65 teams. This was the final tournament for the 70 Venom team because 7 players are moving up to the over 74 Venom major-plus team. It was an honor to play with these great athletes. 8 players have earned National Hall of Fame Honors. The over 70 Venom team was awarded the "Team of the Decade Honor." I was selected for the all tournament team.
1/26-28/21...the over 70 major Via Citrus team won the ISSA World Tournament of Champions Tournament in Tampa, Florida. The Via Citrus team was formed with 8 of the the former 70 major Frankie Brin team members who were undefeated for 2 years with a new sponsor. Via Citrus defeated the new 74 Venom major plus team the last 2 games to win. I am a player for both teams except when the Venom is lowered into the 70 division because they have no other comparable teams to play. I earned MVP Honors and all tournament team selection with an .846 batting average. This was also another milestone because I earned my 60th ring in World or National Tournaments. It is an Honor to be able to play and compete with some of the greatest softball athletes in the USA.

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Feb 14, 2021 at 11:12 AM

I hope it wasn't to cold to visit all your favorite places on your Birthday...

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Posted on: Dec 17, 2020 at 5:21 PM

had lunch with my cousin Jorge Ferreiro today; he said you know him as Jorge or George but you do not know his surname; he said you played pickle in the Villages with (and against) him many times. He is the one not wearing a mask in the photo.

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Sep 10, 2020 at 11:36 AM

Its' been a long stretch since my last Senior Softball Tournament last November 2019 because of the Pandemic and in Feburary the diagnosis that my left knee was worn out and I needed a new knee replacement. However, at the end of May the knee was finally replaced by Dr. Nam Dinh, of Orlando, Fl., who does a side of the knee cut, and in less than 11 weeks I played my first Senior Softball Tournament. The major 70 AMR Team finished 2nd in Dalton, Ga. and I was selected for the All Tournament Team with an batting average of .840. I donated my medals to Dr. Dinh as proof positive that he did a fantastic job on my knee replacement. The 3rd photo is of Jim Nagelhausen from Cincy who played with the Professional Team called the Suds from Cincy back in the late 70's to the early 80's. Jim played for the Team Dr. Vinyl from Indianapolis who won the tournament.

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Posted on: Jul 16, 2020 at 5:10 PM

Hey Arnie, I hope you are well. Thxs for the Birthday Wishes... Are you tired of being locked up yet? I took advantage of the virus and had my knee replaced (5/22)and a cyst taken out of the other knee from meniscus surgery 10 years ago...The doc gave me the ok to play pickleball, and I am doing fine. I also started hitting softballs again-past two weeks-and jogging base to base. I started going a little faster and go from first to second on monday and now have started counting

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Posted on: Dec 10, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Arnie, when are you comig to Florida for pickleball fun?

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Posted on: Nov 23, 2019 at 5:04 PM

Bob, you really have had a spectacular life...I applaud you for your accomplishments. We have come a long way since leaving Pleasant Ridge...Happy Birthday....

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Oct 24, 2019 at 3:49 PM

Have a Happy Birthday Celebrating with family and friends...will be at Sanford Softball Complex for the Issa World Championship 11/1,2 & 3rd...maybe we can have dinner?

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