BYU basketball: Assistant coach Terry Nashif leaves program

Thursday , April 13, 2017 - 4:10 PM

BRETT HEIN, Standard-Examiner Staff

BYU assistant head basketball coach Terry Nashif announced Thursday he is leaving the program to pursue business opportunities, according to a news release from the school.

“Our time at BYU has been an amazing opportunity and experience for me and my family,” Nashif said in the 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 was a player at BYU under Steve Cleveland from 2001-05 and was hired by new head coach Dave Rose as director of operations in 2005. He was named an assistant coach in 2007 and in 2016 was promoted to assistant head coach.

“We are grateful for Terry, Katie, and their family for their hard work, dedication and sacrifice for BYU basketball,” Rose said in the 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.”

Nashif was lead assistant for BYU’s offense. From 2011-16, the Cougars were among the top 15 in scoring each season, including second in 2014-15 and third in 2013-14.

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