Nate Zandt enters his 11th season with the Air Force men’s basketball program. Zandt spent his first five seasons with the program as the video coordinator and two as director of basketball operations before assuming an assistant coach role for the 2014-15.
Zandt has helped the Falcons to three conference home winning records, the most of any staff in school history. He has also been a part of three teams with six or more conference wins, more than any other staff in program history.
During his time at Air Force, Zandt has helped the Falcons to two post-season appearances, trips to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament following the 2011 and 2013 seasons. He also aided Tim Anderson in winning the 2008 Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year Award and help Michael Lyons to first-team All-Mountain West status in 2013.
Prior to arriving at the Air Force Academy, Zandt spent one season as an assistant coach at California University of Pennsylvania. During that season, he helped lead Cal to a 24-7 record, a PSAC West Championship, and the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament.
From 2001-06 Zandt was a student assistant coach at the University of Michigan under head coach Tommy Amaker. During this time, Michigan made it to two NIT Final Fours, including winning the NIT title in 2004.
While at Michigan, Zandt worked with future NBA Players Bernard Robinson Jr., Chris Hunter and Courtney Sims.
Originally from Constantine, Mich., Zandt earned his bachelor’s degree in general studies from the University of Michigan in 2006 and his master’s degree in sports management from California University of Pennsylvania in 2010.
Zandt has a son, Kaden, and a daughter, Elliott.