Coach - Krayton Nash

Details Page
Krayton Nash

Krayton Nash

Basketball Coach, Coaching, Mentor
Coach Nash brings years of experience developing and mentoring athletes, preparing them to take their next step to achieving their goals both on and off the field of competition.


A native of Mequon, Wisconsin, Nash is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where he was a member of the 1999 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball National Championship team and last recruiting class under Bo Ryan, the former University of Wisconsin-Madison men’s basketball head coach. In May of 2015 along with the entire 1999 championship team, Nash was enshrined in the Platteville Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2012 Nash completed his master’s in education at Carroll University.
Coach Nash is currently the assistant men’s basketball coach and head tennis coach at the University of Minnesota-Crookston.  Since his arrival in Minnesota, the Golden Eagles Men’s Basketball Program has accomplished a lot of program firsts, with the highlight of  breaking the school record for wins in a season. Prior to that Nash was the  associate director of the St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy Post Graduate Program, where he has been directly involved in every facet of the program including player development, recruiting and placement of players into college programs since fall 2013.  Almost half of the players that he has worked with are currently on NCAA Division 1 rosters.
Nash is no stranger to the development of both individual and team success in the game of basketball. In more than nine years of experience coaching men’s basketball at the collegiate level, he has recruited and developed six Academic All-Americans, four All-Americans including one National Player of the Year runner-up, three conference Player of the Year selections, and over 35 All-Conference selections. His teams have amassed an overall record of 163 wins with only 94 losses, were often ranked in the national top 25 polls, have won four conference championships and have competed in five national tournaments.




Career History

2017 – present

University of Minnesota Crookston

Crookston, MN

Head Tennis /Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach


2012 – 2017

St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy

Delafield, WI

Associate Director of Post Graduate Leadership Program

Head Post Graduate Basketball Coach


2009 – 2012

Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, WI

Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach


2007 – 2009

Concordia University Chicago

River Forest, Il

Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach


2004 – 2007

Carroll College

Waukesha, WI

Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach