WBB: Nick Grant added to coaching staff
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Nick Grant was hired as an assistant coach on August 4, 2014. Grant, SDSU’s recruiting coordinator, primarily works with the Aztecs’ guards while also coaching the defensive side of the ball.
As recruiting coordinator, Grant has helped bring in two straight top-75 recruiting classes, including the 2017 class, which was ranked No. 21 nationally.
In 2017-18, the Aztecs once again were an elite three-point shooting team. For the second straight year, SDSU hit at least 200 three-pointers, the top two totals in program history. Additionally, the team’s 33.7 three-point field goal percentage was the best since the 2009-10 campaign.
Grant oversaw McKynzie Fort climb the scoring charts to become the Aztecs’ third leading scorer (1,708 points) in program history. Fort was an All-Mountain West honoree in 2017-18 and was also named the conference’s All-Defensive Team. Najé Murray also was recognized by the conference, making the MW All-Freshman Team. Since Grant began serving on SDSU’s coaching staff, he has helped one of his position players collect all-MW honors each season (Fort & Murray).
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. 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