Nelson is an immigrant from Taiwan and moved to Seattle when he was ten years old. He went to Highland Middle School and Interlake High School in Bellevue. He played for the Interlake select team in 8th grade and then went on to play for Interlake High School.
Nelson got his bachelor’s degree from Washington State University in 2012 and started coaching basketball as soon as he graduated. He is now pursuing his master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration at Concordia University Irvine.
Nelson loves coaching basketball because he is passionate about the game and it gives him an opportunity to give back to his community. He particularly enjoys helping athletes develop their skills as well as teaching life lessons through basketball.
Beside basketball, Nelson has four cats and many different types of fishes.