Terry Nash is selected as the 12th William Woods University women’s basketball coach, announced Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jason Vittone Wednesday. Nash replaces Denise Hannah who recently withdrew herself from the position.
“Following our recent change, it was essential that we find a leader who was fully invested in our student-athletes, our department and our institution,” stated Vittone. “Terry was clearly that individual. I’ve had the pleasure of working with him during the last few years, and I believe he is person we need to lead this program moving forward. I’m excited for him and our team, and I look forward to watching them represent our university.”
“I am blessed, humbled, and honored for this opportunity to coach women’s basketball at William Woods,” said Nash. “The tradition of this program speaks for itself, and I look forward to continuing that on and off the floor. I want to thank Jason Vittone for believing I was the right person to lead this program into our future. I want to thank the entire William Woods community for embracing me and bringing such a family environment to its employees and most importantly to the students. I can’t wait to get started with the team and representing the name on the front of the jersey on the court, classroom, and community. Go Owls!”
Nash spent the last two seasons as the assistant coach for the William Woods men’s basketball team. This past season, he helped lead the team to the AMC Quarterfinals where they fell to the conference regular season champions, Lyon College. He helped coach seven All-AMC recipients on the court and 26 Academic All-Conference honorees off the court. He also spent the last two years as the Academic Learning Specialist for the Academic Student Success Center at William Woods.
Prior to WWU, Nash served three seasons as the assistant coach at Division II Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Mich. In the final two seasons as assistant, the team made the GLIAC Tournament for the first time in 11 seasons and finished one game away from the championship game.
Prior to the young start of a coaching career, Nash was a member of the Northern Michigan men’s basketball team. He was a three-year captain and Northern Michigan’s first All-GLIAC player (All-Defensive 2016) in over a decade. In 2014, he was voted Team MVP, and in, he was named Team MVP and Most Improved. The award Terry is most proud of is being named Humanitarian of the Year in 2015 for Northern Michigan Athletics for his off-the-court community services.
Nash earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Michigan in Business.
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