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September 3, 1942 |
|1961–1963||Southwest Baptist JC|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1985–1986||Fresno State (asst.)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
NIT Championship (1976, Asst. Coach, Kentucky)1984 National NCAA Div II (Central Missouri)
WCC Regular Season Championship (1989)
|1962 Junior College All-American
1963 Junior College All-American
1984 Division II Coach of the Year
Lynn Sanford 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.
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) (1976–1980)|
|Saint Mary's Gaels (West Coast Athletic Conference) (1986–1989)|
|1988–89||Saint Mary's||25–5||12–2||1st||NCAA Division I First Round|
|Washington Huskies (Pacific-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.