BYU basketball assistant coach Terry Nashif leaving program for business endeavors


BYU assistant head coach Terry Nashif (left) and BYU head coach Dave Rose discuss what to do during a game at the Marriott Center. (Photo by Rebecca Lane/UV360)

BYU assistant head basketball coach Terry Nashif announced Thursday that he will leave the program in order to pursue business opportunities.

“Our time at BYU has been an amazing opportunity and experience for me and my family,” Nashif said in a press release. “Being associated with Coach Rose, both as a player and a coach, has been one of the great honors of my life. I’m very excited for the future as I’ve decided it’s the best time to pursue opportunities outside of basketball. I’ll be forever grateful for my years at BYU.”

Nashif has been part of the program since 2005. He started as the director of operations when Dave Rose was hired as the head coach. In 2007, he was name an assistant coach. Then he was promoted to assistant head coach in 2016.

“We are grateful for Terry, Katie, and their family for their hard work, dedication and sacrifice for BYU basketball,” Rose said in a press release. “Terry’s role has been vital to the consistency of our program. His presence will be missed within our staff and amongst our players. I have all the confidence in the world that Terry will be very successful in his future endeavors.”

During Nashif’s time with the program, BYU earned a 305–111 (.733), won 20-plus games each season and won four conference titles. All 12 teams he helped coach advanced to the postseason: eight played in the NCAA tournament and four in the National Invitation Tournament.

Before coaching at BYU, Nashif played for coach Steve Cleveland from 2001–05. He played in 103 games and made 14 starts.

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