THE FLATS – Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball program mourns the loss of one of its Hall of Fame members, Center Alan Nass, who passed away Monday morning at his home in Huntingburg, Ind., Aged 80.

One of many members of the Yellow Jackets basketball program recruited from Indiana state head coach Whack Hyder, Nass received 50 college scholarships in soccer and basketball, but he chose Georgia Tech and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1963 in industry from engineering. He was a three year old starter and served as team captain in the 1962-63 season when the Jackets set a 21-5 record. Nass was appointed to the Academic All-Southeastern Conference team in 1962 and 1963. He then received the Callaway Mills Scholarship and graduated in 1965 with a Master of Science degree in industrial engineering.

Nass graduated from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in 1968, where he was top of the class. He received his funeral license and served as President of Nass and Son, Inc. Funeral Home for 40 years. In 1984 he became a member of the Silver Anniversary All-State High School basketball team; and was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013. Nass was recognized for his many accomplishments; These range from athleticism, academics, businessman, family man and above all friend of many.

What he left behind was his wife, Connie Nass, of Huntingburg, Ind .; two sons, Andy (Sammy Stills) Nass of Huntingburg, Ind. and Stephen Nass of Evansville, Ind .; his sister Phyllis Perry of Auburn, Ind .; and by two granddaughters, Alexis Mishel of Westfield, Ind. and Anna Mishel of Denver, Colorado. His mother and father preceded him in death; his daughter Susan Mishel, who died on September 14, 2020; and brother-in-law Keith Perry.

Commemorative donations can be made to Salem United Church of Christ. Expressions of condolences can be made online at

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