DeAtley promoted to Head Assistant Coach at D2 Lynn U

Lynn University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Price has promoted Nick DeAtley to Head Assistant Coach.

DeAtley joined the Fighting Knights as a Graduate Assistant in 2018. In that season, Lynn finished 25-7 overall and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The following season, DeAtley was brought in as a Volunteer Assistant Coach. After one season in the role, Coach Price made the move to hire DeAtley full-time.

In his new role, DeAtley is in charge of player development, gameday operations, managing game film and overseeing the team’s academic performance. He will also serve as the head of scouting and will work side by side with Coach Price on the recruiting trail.

Since DeAtley joined Lynn in 2018, in addition to the athletic success of the team, the Fighting Knights have maintained a team GPA above 3.0, and they received the NABC Academic Excellence Award.

DeAtley is a graduate of South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia. After high school, he attended the College of William and Mary, graduating in 2018 with a degree in American Studies. As a Graduate Assistant at Lynn, he earned his Masters in the Exceptional Student education program.

He has a passion for working with special needs students, volunteering, promoting physical health, and educating diverse background students through basketball.

DeAtley comes from a basketball family. His father, Bruce, played at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, and his uncle, Mark, is a long-time college and high school basketball official in south Florida.

The Lynn Fighting Knights will begin their season at home on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. against Mississippi College.

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