Bollinger joins Saint Vincent after spending the past three seasons at Division I High Point University in North Carolina. He served as the Director of Player Development with the Panthers, a team that claimed the 2016 Big South regular season title and a berth in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). During his tenure with High Point, Bollinger mentored five all-conference players and four 1,000-point scorers. He was heavily involved with all day-to-day operations with the team, which included scouting, video breakdown, skill development, recruiting and game/practice plans.
“On behalf of Saint Vincent College, I want to welcome Nate to our basketball family,” Harris said. “Nate separated himself from a large talent pool, and it was apparent early on that he would be the perfect fit. His experience at the Division I and Division III levels, along with his ability to recruit eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and certainly his connections in the south made him a very attractive candidate.”
Before joining High Point, Bollinger served as an assistant coach with Division III York College during the 2014-15 season. At York, Bollinger served as the program’s recruiting coordinator while managing camps, operations, player development and serving as the staff’s lead opponent scout.
Bollinger played collegiate basketball at Division III Delaware Valley College for two years before transferring to Division II Millersville University. At Del Val, he totaled 693 points while helping the Aggies win a Freedom Conference Championship and achieve a trip to the Division III National Tournament for the first time in program history. Named a team captain in his sophomore campaign, Bollinger earned All-Freedom Conference Second Team honors after ranking second in the conference in scoring average with 18.1 points per game. He also set a school record by scoring the fifth most points in conference history with 50 against Wilkes University on Jan. 28, 2012.
After two seasons at Delaware Valley, Bollinger transferred to Millersville University where he was a steady and reliable player for the Marauders. Starting more than half of the games in which he played, Bollinger helped MU achieve a 32-25 record with two trips to the conference tournament in two seasons, in addition to being named a team captain his senior year. He finished his college career with 989 points.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Millersville in psychology in 2014.
Nate joins a long line of successful assistant coaches at Saint Vincent that have went on to hold the following positions: Chris Fite (Head Coach – Shippensburg University), Justin Namolik (Head Coach – Shepherd University), Ricky Yahn (Head Coach – Concordia Ann Arbor), Chad Dickman (Head Coach – Hood College), Mike Iuzzolino (Assistant Coach – Robert Morris University), just to name a few.