PROVO — After spending the past two seasons as a grad assistant at BYU, Nate Austin has been hired as a head coach.

Austin, the former Cougars big man, announced Thursday that he has accepted the head boys basketball coach position at Grantsville High School. 

As a player, Austin helped Lone Peak High win the 2008 5A state championship and as a senior in 2009, he earned first-team all-state honors as the Knights finished second in the 5A state tournament.

Austin served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Texas and played four years under Dave Rose at BYU, where he became the school’s all-time leader in games played and second all-time in career offensive rebounds. 

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When his playing career was over, Austin was an assistant coach at Lone Peak for two seasons. The Knights placed second in the 5A state tournament in 2017 and they captured the 6A state championship in 2018. 

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Austin spent the past two seasons as a graduate assistant at BYU. The Cougars finished with a 24-8 record and a No. 18 national ranking last season.

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