Alan Nakamura, M.A.

Alan Nakamura, M.A.

  • Assistant Coach, Women's Basketball
  • Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
  • Phone: (619) 849-7194


  • BA: Psychology, BA, San Diego State University
  • Single Subject Credential, National University
  • MA: Education, Physical Education, MA, Azusa Pacific University


Alan Nakamura has been at PLNU since 1999. He originally arrived at PLNU as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach and Director of Diversity and International Student Services. He joined the Faculty in the Fall of 2004.

Currently he is still the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach and teaches in the Kinesiology Department.

His main area of interest is in developing the Minor in Coaching program, and is a CIF Certified Trainer of Coaches.

Courses Instructed:
PED 102: Basketball/Flag Football
PED 130: Introduction to Volleyball
PED 131: Advanced Volleyball
PED 155: Weight Training
PED 210-212: Team Sports Fundamentals
PED 330: History and Philosophy of PE and Sport PED
PED 350: Foundations of Coaching
PED 450: Psychology of Sports Performance for Athletes and Coaches