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Nate Summers
Director of Basketball Operations
Coach Info:
Position: Director of Basketball Operations
Alma Mater: IUPUI
Graduating Year: 2009
Experience: 8 Years
Nate Summers spent seven years as director of operations and eight years overall at Georgia State, spending his first year as a graduate assistant. He took over the operations position before the start of the 2012-13 season.

Summers, who previously worked with head coach Ron Hunter at IUPUI, worked closely with the team in all facets during his one year as a graduate assistant before assuming the director of operations role.

Summers helped guide Georgia State through its most successful stretch in program history, including six-straight winning seasons.

The 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons garnered Georgia State two of the three winningest seasons in program history. By securing back-to-back 25 win seasons, the Panthers became one of just 20 programs in the country to accomplish the feat over the two-year stretch.

In his final season, 2018-19, the Panthers won both the Sun Belt Conference regular season championship and tournament title to advance to a second-straight NCAA Tournament. With a regular season title on the line, the Panthers defeated in-state rival Georgia Southern in Statesboro for the first time since 1996 to earn the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. It was the final part of a season that saw the Panthers go 24-10, knocking off UT Arlington for a second-straight year in the championship game of the conference tournament.

In 2017-18, the Panthers won the Sun Belt Conference tournament with three-straight impressive wins before facing No. 2-seed Cincinnati in the NCAA Tournament where GSU held a second-half lead before falling.

In 2014-15 Georgia State won the conference tournament title and advanced to the NCAA tournament, shocking No. 3-seed Baylor to advance to the third round for just the second time in school history.

The 2013-14 squad won 25 games, the second most in school history, a Sun Belt regular-season championship and earned a Postseason NIT bid.

In his first season as director of operations, Summers was in charge of all aspects of team travel, equipment and day-to-day operations of the program. He also helped oversee coach Hunter’s efforts with Samaritan’s Feet, collecting shoes for the millions of children throughout the world who cannot afford a pair.

In his first season at Georgia State, Summers assisted in team travel, player personnel, the program’s recruiting database, team equipment and the day-to-day operations of a program that won 22 games, the third most in program history.

Summers graduated from IUPUI in 2009 with a degree in sports management. He was a three-year manager for Hunter while being in charge of filming games, player equipment and assisting in team travel.

He was part of an IUPUI team that went 26-7 during the 2007-08 year and featured George Hill, who was drafted into the NBA by the San Antonio Spurs and is currently a member of the Utah Jazz.

After graduating from IUPUI, Summers spent the 2009-10 season as a varsity assistant at Monrovia High School. In his second year with the program, he continued his role as varsity assistant while serving as the freshman coach. The varsity squad went 14-9 and won the West Central Conference with a 6-1 record.