- MBA, Business Administration, Averett University
- B.S., Criminal Justice, Averett University
Nicole Barringer is the head coach for Lenoir-Rhyne University volleyball since 2022. After serving as head coach at William Peace University, she joined the Bear family.
At WPU, Barringer complied an 81-29 mark over her four years and produced three first team All-Conference selections, seven first team All-East Division selections and five second team All-East Division student-athletes while also coaching the 2018 freshman Libero of the Year.
Barringer's 2018 squad achieved William Peace's first-ever conference championship title in any sport as they went 24-6 overall and 15-1 in the USA South. The following year, the Pacers went 24-8 and 12-4 in league play, were a perfect 7-0 in USA South matches and won the East Division in the 2020 COVID-19 season. Most recently, Barringer produced a 12-4 record in conference play in 2021 and earned a top-3 finish in the league.
Off the court, Barringer's teams had the highest GPA in William Peace's department and won back-to-back AVCA Academic Awards in 2019 and 2020.
A standout student-athlete in her own right, Barringer was the USA South Conference Woman of the Year in 2015 and earned the Don Scalf Award given to the top female in the league. Barringer was an AVCA All-American in 2014 and a four-time All-Conference selection as a setter. She was named All-Region in 2014 and twice made All-State. Barringer is second in Averett's history in career assists with 4,654, and the Cougars won at least 20 games in each of her four seasons. Barringer was elected to the Averett Athletics Hall of Fame in October 2020.
Following her time as a GA at Averett from 2015-2017, Barringer earned some South Atlantic Conference experience in 2017 as the assistant coach at Catawba. Following that year, she was named the head coach at WPU.