In his 19th season at the head coach at Mountlake Terrace High School and 31st 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 22 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 and is Past President of the Washington State Coaches Association ( Recently, he was named to the National Federation of High School Sport Medicine Committee. Nalin is the Past President of the National High School Basketball Coaches ( which represents high school basketball coaches across the country. In the summer of 2018 Nalin was inducted into the state boys basketball coaches (WIBCA) Hall of Fame.