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Nashif was hired as director of basketball operations in June 2005. He joined the BYU staff after being a member of the BYU basketball team from 2001-2005.
A native of Vancouver, Wash., Terry Nashif came to BYU in 2001 as a walk-on point guard and eventually earned a scholarship. A smart floor leader, Nashif appeared in 103 games for the Cougars, including 14 starts, as a member of two NCAA Tournament teams.
As a sophomore in 2002-03, Nashif helped the Cougars claim a share of the Mountain West Conference regular-season title by ranking first among MWC players in Assist/TO Ratio during league games. That season he played in every game, including six starts, and led BYU in assists (3.0). During his senior campaign in 2004-05, Nashif achieved a career-high eight rebounds against California and dished out a career-best 10 assists at USC.
Prior to coming to BYU, Nashif was honorable mention All-USA by USA Today at Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Wash. He was the KVAN Radio Athlete of the Year, Columbian Player of the Year and Evergreen Defensive Player of the Year.
Nashif, 24, graduated from BYU in April with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. He served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Columbia, S.C. from 1999-2001. He and his wife Katie were married in November 2004.