The March 2013 episode of the Terri Mitchell Show on Time Warner Cable Sports 32 previews BIG EAST Tournament play, and features senior Sarina Simmons and Associate Coach Michelle Nason.
Michelle Nason joined the Marquette coaching staff in August of 1995, and with the exception of a one-year stint at Saint Louis University, she has been an integral part helping to develop the program into a consistent national contender.
After spending 15 seasons as an assisnt coach on Terri Mitchell's coaching staff, Nason was promoted to associate head coach following the 2011-12 season.
One of Nason's primary responsibilities is to oversee the development of the wing players. It is a natural fit for her to work with Marquette's shooters after ranking among the top five in three-point shooting during her collegiate career.
During her 16-year tenure at Marquette she has been involved in all facets of the program. Her primary focus is on coordinating opponent scouting. Nason is also heavily involved with all aspects of recruiting and is the liaison to the Strength and Conditioning department.
Prior to joining Marquette's coaching staff, Nason was a standout at Bradley University. She averaged 16.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists while ranking among the top long-distance shooters in the nation as a senior. She was selected to participate in the College Three-Point Shooting Championship at the 1995 Men's Final Four in Seattle, Wash.
Nason is the school's all-time leading three-point field goal percentage leader and ranks second all-time in free throw percentage (.906) and third all-time in scoring average (16.0) for the Braves. Ranking near the top of virtually every BU three-point shooting record list, Nason finished her four-year career with 1,597 points.
She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Bradley University in 1995. Nason also enjoys serving her community. She has worked with the Burn Camp of Wisconsin, Briggs & Al's Run & Walk, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and has volunteered at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.