Senior Tournament Director with the US Chess Federation, FIDE National Arbiter, and President of the Madison City Chess League. During his tenure as head Competition Chess Coach for Rainbow Elementary School for four years, Rainbow won three State chess championships in the K-6 Elementary section and in 2016 also won the State chess championship in the K-3 Primary section. In 2015, Rainbow Elementary won the National Chess Championship, for U-1000 K-6. Mr. Nash accepts private students by referral, through Ranae Bartlett, Executive Director of the MCCL. In 2016-17 school year, Mr. Nash will be the head coach for Bob Jones High School and Discovery Middle School.
"I believe that chess has many benefits for our young people and our school systems. Chess helps our children to build confidence in their ability to solve problems. In addition, it helps them with discipline, focus, concentration, and developing critical thinking skills."