Nate James

Nate James (born August 7, 1977)

Teams coached: Austin Peay Governors
Austin Peay record: 21-39 (.350)
Overall record: 21-39 (.350)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-2023 Austin Peay
2013-2021 Duke (assoc. HC)
2009-2013 Duke (asst)
2008-2009 Duke (strength)

Nate James Facts

  • Nate James
  • Born August 7, 1977
  • Hometown: Frederick, Maryland
  • Alma Mater: Duke University (BA, 2001)
  • The son of a US Marine, James grew up all across the country and eventually settled in Maryland, where he starred at Saint John’s Prep
  • Played for Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke from 1996-2001, during which the team won five-straight ACC titles
    • Was a reserve on the 1999 team that reached the Final Four and a co-captain in 2001 when the Blue Devils were NCAA Champions
  • Spent five years playing professionally overseas, including stints in Poland, Japan, Bosnia, the Netherlands and the Philippines
  • When his playing career ended in 2008, James returned to Duke to be an assistant strength and conditioning coach
    • A year later, Krzyzewski moved James up to be a full-time assistant and he spent the next twelve years on the Duke sideline
    • Elevated to associate head coach in 2013, serving in that role through his departure in 2021
    • Was part of eleven NCAA Tournaments, including eight Sweet Sixteens and two National Championships (2010 & 2015) as a coach
  • In April 2021, James was announced as the new head coach of the Austin Peay Governors in the ASUN

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