Lynn Nance

IntroAmerican basketball player-coach
Is Sports coach 
Basketball coach 
From United States of America 
Type Sports 
Birth 3 September 1942 
, Granby, USA
Age78 years
Star signVirgo

Lynn Sanford Nance (born September 3, 1942) is an American former basketball coach at the University of Washington. He also served as head coach at St. Mary’s College (CA), Iowa State, Central Missouri State, and Southwest Baptist University. He is a member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. He played college basketball at the University of Washington, and became an honorable mention all-American. Nance went on to be selected in the fourth round of the 1965 NBA draft by the St. Louis Hawks. Unfortunately, a knee injury ended his professional career before he ever played a game for St. Louis.

During his tenure at Division II Central Missouri State, he won a national championship. He was also an assistant coach at the University of Kentucky, and Fresno State. In 2010, he returned to coaching a serve as an assistant under Trent Johnson at LSU. His total 19-year-Division I and II head coaching mark is 302-224.

Aside from his career as a coach, Nance also served as a special agent for the FBI, as well as working as an assistant director for the NCAA. Nance drew upon his experience as an FBI agent to write a novel titled Bridger:Deadly Peril.

Head coaching record

Iowa State Cyclones (Big Eight Conference)
1976–77Iowa State8–19*4–10*8th*
1977–78Iowa State14–139–52nd
1978–79Iowa State11–166–86th
1979–80Iowa State8–10**2–3**5th**
Iowa State:40–5921–26
Saint Mary’s Gaels (West Coast Athletic Conference)
1986–87Saint Mary’s17–137–73rd
1987–88Saint Mary’s19–99–52nd
1988–89Saint Mary’s25–512–21stNCAA Division I First Round
Saint Mary’s:61–2728–14
Washington Huskies (Pacific-10 Conference)