In his 18th season at the head coach at Mountlake Terrace High School and 30th season overall as a basketball coach at the school, Nalin served under his mentor and legendary WIBCA Hall of Fame basketball coach Roger Ottmar for 13 of those. Nalin earned his B.A. in Business Technology from Central Washington and his Masters Degree from Grand Canyon University. Nalin has been teaching Business Technology at MTHS for 21 years. Leadership-wise, Nalin has been the President/Executive Director of (WIBCA) Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association for the past ten years, President of the Edmonds School District Coaches Association for the past twelve years, Past President of the Washington State Coaches Association and recently named to the National Federation of High Schools Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. Lastly, Nalin is President of the National High School Basketball Coaches Executive Board which represents high school basketball coaches across the country.