Steven Nash ('71)


Steven Nash - Hall of FameThe football career of Steven Nash (C'71) is legendary at the University of Dubuque. His achievements include two All-Iowa Conference awards at defensive back (1970 and 1971), Honorary Captain, Most Valuable Player, Academic Athlete Award, and Freshman Athlete of the Year. At 5'7", 153 pounds, size did not stop Nash from establishing himself as a team leader and one of the most remarkable athletes at UD. 

Steve followed his brother Mike Nash (C'70) to UD. In the fall of 1969, they were joined by their twin brother Craig and Curt, where they made college football history. It was the first time that four brothers played on the same squad in national collegiate football history. All four boys came to UD as West Branch High School (Iowa) standouts. 

Steve distinguished himself off the field as well. He served as president and secretary of Phi Omicron Fraternity, D-Club Secretary, and was a participant with the Recreation and Intramural Committee Union Board. A physical education major, Nash graduated from UD with a teaching and coaching position secured in rural Iowa. Over the last 40 years he's worked in education, farmed with his father, operated Nash Tree Service, and served in his current position as the Executive Director of Public Works for the City of Tipton, Iowa. Steve is dedicated to serving his community as a School Board member for 16 years (five as president) and as a deacon and usher at his church. 

Steve and his wife Debra enjoy spending time with their children: Matt, Andy, Amanda, and Abby; and their grandchildren: Colin, Allison, Brooklyn, Sydney, and Charlie.