WBB: Nick Grant added to coaching staff
MW Championship v Nevada
Nick Grant was hired as an assistant coach on August 4, 2014. Grant’s primarily works with the Aztecs’ guards, and he also coaches the defensive side of the ball.
Grant’s strength is evident in SDSU guard McKynzie Fort’s development. In 2016-17, her junior season, she became just the fourth Aztec to garner a spot on an all-Mountain West team during each of her first three seasons atop Montezuma Mesa. Last year, she averaged 15.9 points per game to rank second in the Mountain West. She also reached the 1,000 career-point mark to become the 21st member of the Aztecs’ 1,000-point club and the eighth Aztec to reach the mark in her third season.
Grant, an Arlington, Texas, native arrived on Montezuma Mesa after spending three seasons at Texas A&M, including the final two as video coordinator.
During his tenure with the Aggies, Grant was part of a program that made three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, highlighted by a run to the Elite Eight in 2014. In addition to the recording, breakdown, and analysis of all practices and games, Grant’s responsibilities included serving as a liaison between the players and coaching staff.Prior to his appointment as video coordinator, Grant served as a strength and conditioning intern with the Texas A&M athletic department for the 2011-12 season, working full-time with the women’s basketball team while assisting with the baseball squad. He also aided the Aggies’ recruiting efforts in the summer of 2012, evaluating women’s basketball talent at the AAU level.
Grant received his bachelor of arts degree in communication from Baylor in 2010. While on the Waco campus, he served as a team manager with the women’s basketball squad from 2006-08, assisting with guards on fundamentals and skill work. During those two seasons, the Lady Bears amassed 53 victories and twice reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Upon graduation, Grant remained at Baylor, working with seven scholarship programs in the weight room as an athletic performance intern during the 2010-11 campaign.The Nick Grant File
Dallas Baptist, 2015 (M.Ed., Business Education)
Baylor, 2010 (B.A., Communication)
Previous Collegiate Experience
2006-08 Baylor, Women's Basketball Team Manager
2011-12 Texas A&M, Strength & Conditioning Intern
2012-14 Texas A&M, Video Coordinator