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Nate Pomeday enters his fifth year as an assistant coach with the Oregon State men's basketball program.
In his first four seasons at Oregon State, Pomeday has helped lead the Beavers to their most wins (64) since the 1989 to 1992 seasons, three postseason tournament berths, four nationally-ranked recruiting classes and several marquee victories.
In his fourth year in Corvallis, Pomeday helped the Beavers win 20 games for the first time in more than two decades and attain just its second winning season since 1989-90. Oregon State averaged a school record 78.9 points per game, to lead the Pac-12 in scoring for the first time in school history, and led the conference in steals for the third consecutive year.
In his three years at Oregon State before the 20-win season, the Beavers won the CBI championship in 2009, pulled off the biggest upset in Pac-12 Tournament history, defeated a Top 25 team for the first time in five years and place several players on the All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Academic Teams.
At Oregon State, Pomeday assists in all aspects of the program, including national and international recruiting, scouting reports, game plans, practices and working with community and booster clubs. He works primarily with the guards at practice and helped Jared Cunningham become the first Oregon State player drafted in the NBA in 14 years when he was the 24th overall selection in the 2012 draft.
During those four years, the Beavers have seen their offensive production increase each year while continuing to use a mixture of zone and man-to-man defenses to be among the nation's leaders in steals and forced turnovers.
Prior to joining Oregon State, Pomeday served as an assistant coach at Lake Forest (Ill.) Academy. In three seasons at Lake Forest Academy, Pomeday helped lead the squad to three straight Independent School League titles. Under his guidance, where he specialized in skill development for junior varsity and varsity basketball players, several members of the program went on to receive Division I men's basketball scholarships.
Prior to arriving at Lake Forest, Pomeday served as the head coach at Calumet College (Ind.) of St. Joseph, where he was the head coach for four seasons. When he was named the head coach for the start-up NAIA Division II program in August 2000, Pomeday was the youngest men's head basketball coach in the nation.
While at Calumet College of St. Joseph, Pomeday produced an increase in wins each year and brought the program to the upper echelon of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. During his four seasons, several players were named CCAC all-conference and one earned NAIA Div. II All-America honors.
His additional coaching experience includes working with Full Package Athletics, Inc., where Pomeday served as the Director of Basketball Operations for two years and served as the head coach for the Under-17 AAU team.
Pomeday attended Northwestern University where he was a standout guard for the Wildcats for four seasons and received his bachelor's degree in communications and master's degree in sports administration. In addition, he spent four seasons as the color commentator for the men's basketball program on WGN Radio.
Pomeday and his wife, Heidi, live in Corvallis and have a daughter, Everley.