Nathan Wahle is in his 4th season as an assistant coach for Wittenberg basketball after joining the staff in 2015. In 2016, following the hire of Matt Croci as head coach, Wahle was promoted to full-time assistant coach.
The Tigers have seen an improvement by at least 4 wins in each of the 3 seasons Wahle has been on staff. The program went from 10 wins to 14 wins in year 1, from 14 wins to 18 wins in year 2, then the biggest jump came in year 3 going from 18 wins to 27 wins.
During the 2016-17 season, Wahle's 1st season as Croci's assistant, Wittenberg received national recognition for their defense as they ranked top 5 all year in points allowed (62.3 ppg). In Wahle's 2nd season under Croci, 2017-18, the Tigers jumped into the national spotlight posting a 27-3 record that included a 22-0 start, a sweep of the North Coast Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships, and a national tournament appearance. The Tigers would go on to finish the season ranked #1 in the Great Lakes Region and ranked #10 nationally in the D3hoops.com Top 25.
In terms of player development, Wahle has coached 6 All-NCAC team selections at Wittenberg: (1st Team - Chad Roy) (2nd Team: Mitchell Balser, Jaelin Williams, Shane Edwards) (Honorable Mention - Jake Bertemes, Cody Phillippi). The NCAC introduced a Defensive POY award in the 2016-17 season and a Wittenberg player has won it both years it has been awarded (Chad Roy 2018, Shane Edwards 2017). In addition to the all-conference selections, Wahle helped in the development of Chad Roy who was named to the 2017-18 NABC 1st Team All-Great Lakes Region and the D3hoops.com All-American Team.
Before joining the Tigers, Wahle spent two seasons in Nebraska as the assistant men's basketball coach at Doane University. While at Doane, he served as the recruiting coodinator, the guard development coach and the team's defensive coach.
Prior to Doane, Wahle was the varsity assistant boys' basketball coach at Maumee High School, near Toledo, Ohio. He served as an assistant coach at Maumee while attending Bowling Green State University, where he also was the team manager for the men’s basketball team under coach Louis Orr.
Wahle graduated from BGSU in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in sport management. He currently resides in Grandview Heights, OH with his wife Kay.