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|Born||September 3, 1942|
|1961-1963||Southwest Baptist JC|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1985-1986||Fresno State (asst.)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|NCAA Division II national (1984) |
WCC regular season (1989)
2× Junior College All-American (1962, 1963)
Division II Coach of the Year (1984)
WCC Coach of the Year (1989)
Lynn Sanford Nance (born September 3, 1942) is an American former basketball coach at the University of Washington. He also served as head coach at St. Mary's College (CA), Iowa State, Central Missouri State, and Southwest Baptist University. He is a member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. He played college basketball at the University of Washington, and became an honorable mention all-American. Nance went on to be selected in the fourth round of the 1965 NBA draft by the St. Louis Hawks. Unfortunately, a knee injury ended his professional career before he ever played a game for St. Louis.
During his tenure at Division II Central Missouri State, he won a national championship. He was also an assistant coach at the University of Kentucky, and Fresno State. In 2010, he returned to coaching a serve as an assistant under Trent Johnson at LSU.  His total 19-year-Division I and II head coaching mark is 302-224.
Aside from his career as a coach, Nance also served as a special agent for the FBI, as well as working as an assistant director for the NCAA. Nance drew upon his experience as an FBI agent to write a novel titled Bridger:Deadly Peril.
|Iowa State Cyclones (Big Eight Conference) (1976-1980)|
|Saint Mary's Gaels (West Coast Athletic Conference) (1986-1989)|
|1988-89||Saint Mary's||25-5||12-2||1st||NCAA Division I First Round|
|Washington Huskies (Pacific-10 Conference) (1989-1993)|
Postseason invitational champion
(*) ISU finished the season 7-20, but was later awarded a win vacated by Oklahoma State.
(**) Indicates record/standing at time of resignation from Iowa State.