Nash has helped the Golden Eagles to their best two seasons in NCAA Division II history during his tenure at Minnesota Crookston. He has helped Harrison Cleary to back-to-back All-NSIC First Team nods. In addition, Minnesota Crookston made their first-ever appearance at the NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament quarterfinals during the 2018-19 season after an upset of 2015-16 NCAA Division II National Champion Augustana. The Golden Eagles also posted their best NCAA Division II wins mark with 17. Nash also helped Cleary become the nation's leader in free throw percentage in back-to-back years, and helped him to All-American honors as a sophomore, and back-to-back All-Region nods. 
 
Nash came to U of M Crookston from St. John's Northwestern Military Academy, where he was most recently the associate director and head basketball coach of the Post Graduate Leadership Program for the last five seasons. During his time at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy, Nash recruited and placed 31 players into colleges to play basketball with 15 playing at the NCAA Division I level.
 
Prior to arriving at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy, Nash spent nine seasons as an assistant coach at the collegiate level instrumental in amassing an overall record of 163-79. His most recent stop was an assistant men's basketball coach at Cardinal Stritch University, a NAIA school in Milwaukee, Wis. During his time with the Wolves the team went 78-25 overall. He helped the team to a pair of top 10 national rankings and three-straight NAIA Division II Tournaments, with the team reaching the NAIA Elite 8 during the 2011-12 season. He had a significant role in recruiting and developing the team that would later go on to win the 2013 NAIA Men's Basketball National Championship.
 
From 2007-2009, Nash was an assistant at Concordia University-Chicago, an NCAA Division III school.  Upon his arrival, Nash helped increase the teams win totals each year, doubling the Cougar's win total in his last year there. In addition, his team finished first in the conference in rebounding that season.
 
In the 2004-07 seasons, Nash served as an assistant varsity and head junior varsity coach at Carroll College (now Carroll University). He helped guide to the most successful period of competition in the history of the men's basketball program. During his tenure, the team went 54-23. They achieved the program's first ever national rankings, while winning the 2006-2007 Midwest Conference Championship. They made Carroll's first two NCAA Division III Tournament appearances and reached the Sweet 16 in the 2006-2007 tournament.
 
His first college coaching job came at his alma mater University of Wisconsin-Platteville during the 2003-04 season. Nash helped the Pioneers to a runner-up finish at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Tournament.
 
Nash played at the college level at Wisconsin-Platteville, where he was a member of former University of Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan's 1999 NCAA Division III National Championship squad. Nash earned his Bachelor of Science in industrial technology management from Wisconsin-Platteville in 2004. He obtained his Master of Education in health education from Carroll University in 2012. Nash was enshrined in the Wisconsin-Platteville Athletic Hall of Fame in May of 2015 along with the entire 1999 championship team.
 
Nash, a native of Mequon, Wis., has also held a variety of administrative positions in education including as a transfer counselor at Cardinal Stritch and Concordia-Chicago. He also worked for the Mequon/Thiensville School District in a variety of roles. 

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