Nash named Head Basketball Coach at NAIA Cardinal Stritch

Cardinal Stritch University and Stritch Athletics are pleased to announce the hiring of Krayton Nash as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach.

During Nash’s previous time on the Wolves’ coaching staff as an assistant from 2009-2012, the team went 78-25. Also during this time, the Pack earned a pair of top 10 national rankings, played in three straight NAIA Division II National Tournaments, and reached the Elite 8 in his final season. Nash’s role in recruitment and development played a large part in the team’s National Championship Title in 2013.

“I would like to thank Dan Kuklinski, Donney Moroney and the rest of the search committee for granting me this opportunity to return to Cardinal Stritch University,” Nash said. “I am truly humbled and excited to get back to work in this community and develop selfless, educated men of character and action.”

Nash comes back to the Wolves following assistant coaching roles at Milwaukee Area Technical College, University of Minnesota Crookston, and St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy. In his lone year MATC, Nash helped the Stormers to a 28-6 record and an NJCAA Elite 8 berth. While at Crookston, Nash helped to significantly improve the program’s winning percentage and was named a 2017-2018 “Top 25 NCAA Division 2 Assistant Coach.”

Nash also has coaching experience at Concordia University of Chicago, Carroll University, and his alma mater, UW- Platteville. During his playing career at Platteville, Nash was a member of the 1999 NCAA Division III National Championship team coached by Wisconsin legend Bo Ryan. Nash, along with the rest of that team from 1999, is a member of the UW-Platteville Athletics Hall of Fame.

Nash holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology Management from UW-Platteville and a Master of Education in Health Education from Carroll University.

“I am very excited to bring Krayton Nash back to Stritch as the new head men’s basketball coach,” Athletic Director Dan Kuklinski said. “His resume and experience prove that he can win and develop players at any level, and we believe he can help bring this program back to the top of the conference and the national stage.”

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