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September 3, 1942 |
|Tulsa (did not play)
S.W. Baptist Junior College
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Fresno State (asst.)
|Accomplishments and honors|
1962 Junior College All-American
1963 Junior College All-American
1984 Division II Coach of the Year
Lynn Nance (born September 3, 1942) was a head 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.
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 (Big 8) (1976–1980)|
|Saint Mary's (WCC) (1986–1989)|
|1988-89||Saint Mary's||25–5||12–2||1st||NCAA First Round|
|Washington (Pac-10 Conference) (1989–1993)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
(*) ISU finished the season 7–20, but was later awarded a win vacated by Oklahoma State.
(**) Indicates record/standing at time of resignation from Iowa State.