Head Men's Basketball Coach
Nathan Thooft is the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Ridgewater College. Thooft had been an assistant coach at Ridgewater for the two seasons prior. Before joining the coaching staff at Ridgewater, Thooft was a member of the Marshall (MN) Tigers basketball staff. He was head 7th-grade boys coach for two years, while also scouting games, helping with varsity practice, and helping with youth camps.
Coach Thooft attended college at North Dakota State University. While attending NDSU he was a member of the track and cross country teams for two years. After competing for two years he joined the men’s basketball staff as a student assistant. Thooft’s responsibilities in this position included travel planning, helping with individual workouts, coordinating athlete schedules, and organizing practices. While at North Dakota State Thooft was a part of a team that won over 20 games, participated in the CBI Tournament, and worked with five 1,000 point scorers.
Thooft graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Sport and Recreation Leadership and Minor in Business Administration. Nathan currently lives in Marshall, Minnesota with his wife Hannah.