Nathan Pine is in his second academic year as the Director of Athletics at the Air Force Academy after arriving in Colorado Springs in January of 2019. Pine came to Air Force from Holy Cross, where he led the Crusader program as the director of athletics from 2013-18.
Since his arrival, the Falcons have seen success on a number of important fronts. In terms of comprehensive programmatic success, Air Force has finished as the top service academy in the Learfield IMG Director’s Cup, second in the Mountain West and a top 70 Division I program.
Air Force had record-breaking fundraising numbers for the second consecutive year in 2019-20, including total number of donors and dollars raised, as well as the rebranding of its fundraising arm for athletics to the Falcon Athletic Fund.
Prior to Air Force, the Holy Cross Athletic Department saw unprecedented success during his time as athletic director. Pine joined the Crusaders after serving as the deputy director of athletics at the University of Maryland.
Prior to his time at Maryland, Pine spent three years at the University of California at Berkeley, where he oversaw all aspects of the major gift program and development staff for athletics.
Pine previously spent four years at the United States Military Academy, where he was a key member of the athletic senior leadership team. He was responsible for all business initiatives for Army and oversight of the external operations areas for athletics.
Pine began his career in the athletic department at Oregon State University, where he was instrumental in the growth of annual fundraising and the renovation of Reser Stadium during his five-plus years in Corvallis following graduation.
A native of Eagle Point, Ore., Pine received his bachelor’s degree in marketing and international business from Oregon State University, and a master’s degree in education from the University of California at Berkeley. He and his wife, Stephanie, reside in Colorado Springs with their two dogs, Deuce and Lola.