Nathan Kirkpatrick will be serving in his second year with Colorado State basketball in 2006-07 as the director of basketball operations. Kirkpatrick brings a wealth of playing experience to the program following successful college and high school careers.
In 2005-06, Kirkpatrick served as the team's administrative assistant and coordinated and directed CSU's 2006 men's summer basketball camps. This year, he will be responsible for film exchange, travel, recruiting mailouts, practice preparation, summer camps, special projects and will assist with scheduling as well as overseeing the day to day operations of the office.
As a four-year starter at point guard for Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Ga., he was a co-captain during his junior and senior seasons and ranked in the top five in the Appalachian Athletic Conference in assist/turnover ratio. He was also strong in the classroom earning academic all-conference honors in 2005.
In high school, Kirkpatrick was a four-year starter for Westminster Christian Academy in Watkinsville, Ga. During his prep career, he set the school's all-time single season and career scoring marks and was the ICSGA Player of the Year in 2001 before having his jersey retired in the same year.
During his time in the collegiate ranks, Nathan also taught at many camps throughout southeastern United States and during the summer of 2004, helped in the player development of local middle school and high school athletes.
Kirkpatrick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Covenant College with a major in history and a minor in secondary education.