New Assistant Coach Announced

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  1. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    Terry Nooner named Women's Basketball assistant coach - University of Texas Athletics

    Terry Nooner
    , who has found success at all levels of basketball including more than eight years of experience in the women's college game, has been named assistant coach at The University of Texas, head coach Karen Aston announced Friday.

    Nooner's responsibilities at Texas will include instructing players at the post position as well as being heavily involved in recruiting.

    Nooner joins the Longhorns from the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, where he spent the 2018-19 season as Player Development Coach.

    Prior to his time with the Cavaliers, Nooner served three seasons as an assistant coach for the University of Maryland women's basketball team. He helped the Terrapins to a record of 89-14 [.864], including a 43-7 [.860] mark in Big Ten Conference play. During his stint in College Park, Maryland won back-to-back Big Ten regular season and tournament titles and earned three NCAA Tournament berths.

    While at Maryland, Nooner helped recruit the nation's No. 1 class in 2016 and the fourth-ranked class in 2018. He worked with the post players and, in 2016, helped Maryland lead the nation with a rebounding margin of +15.1. In 2017, the Terrapins were second in the nation in rebounding margin [+13.9].

    Nooner was an assistant coach at the University of Alabama for two seasons from 2013-15. In his first season in Tuscaloosa, the Crimson Tide won 14 games, playing one of the most difficult schedules in the nation. Seven of those victories came in Southeastern Conference play, which were the most league wins for the Tide in more than 12 years. Alabama had several notable victories during Nooner's time there, including the first win in program history at Vanderbilt's Memorial Gym.

    Nooner spent one season at his alma mater, the University of Kansas, as an assistant coach with the women's basketball team. He helped the Jayhawks to one of their most successful seasons, as Kansas finished with 20 wins in 2012-13. The Jayhawks advanced to the fourth NCAA Sweet 16 in program history.

    Nooner began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant coach at Southern Illinois in 2011-12. During that season, he worked with Cartaesha Macklin, who was named Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year.

    Before joining the collegiate ranks, Nooner coached high school and AAU basketball for seven years in the Kansas City area. Additionally, he served as president of KC Pro Am Inc., a non-profit organization that provides basketball instruction, from 2007-11. He also worked at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City as a personal basketball instructor from 2006-11. Nooner's past clients include Chauncey Billups, Tyronn Lue and Billy Thomas, in addition to several college players.

    Nooner, a Raytown, Mo., native, was a former guard and team captain for the University of Kansas from 1996-2000. He helped the Jayhawks to a Sweet Sixteen, four NCAA Tournament appearances and three Big 12 Championships.

    He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in African-American Studies from the University of Kansas in 2000. In 2002, he earned his Master's degree in Sport Administration from Kansas.

    Nooner and his wife Tracy have two daughters, Tarynn and Tatum, and a son, Terry III.

    "Being able to hire Terry is a blessing for our program. It's awesome to be able to bring someone in at this point in the year that is experienced and ready to hit the ground running. Terry's track record speaks for itself. He will impact our team with his ability to prepare and coach, and also will be able to impact recruiting with his ability to connect with people. He has an infectious personality and a desire to be the best. I am thrilled to welcome Terry, his wife Tracy and their children to our Longhorn Family."

    "My family and I are extremely humbled and excited about the opportunity to be a part of the Longhorn family. Coach Aston is one of the premier coaches in women's basketball. I am eager to work with such a dynamic coach and staff, and extremely talented student-athletes. I look forward to helping continue to grow the winning tradition that has been established at the University of Texas."

    Raytown, Mo.
    Alma Mater: Kansas [Bachelor of Arts '00; Masters '02]
    Playing Experience: Kansas [1996-00]

    • Player Development Coach, Cleveland Cavaliers [2018-19]
    • Assistant Coach, Maryland [2015-18]
    • Assistant Coach, Alabama [2013-15]
    • Assistant Coach, Kansas [2012-13]
    • Assistant Coach, Southern Illinois [2011-12]

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  2. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    I like this guy’s credentials! Maryland went thru some of their best years with him there!
    Aston may have hit a home run with this hire!
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  3. hoopsalot

    hoopsalot 250+ Posts

    I like this hire even if he only stays a season or two.
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  4. racerx5908

    racerx5908 500+ Posts

    Well, okay. Some actual coaching experience. Why not?
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  5. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    Maryland Coach Brenda Frese when he was hired at Maryland:

    "Coach Nooner came highly recommended to me by quite a few people,” Frese said. “I really like his background and how he's worked his way up the ladder. He played for Roy Williams at Kansas and was a team captain. That says a lot about what kind of leader he was for one of the most successful coaches in the business. He's been an assistant for different, successful women's coaches. And he started at the grassroots level, so he knows both sides of the equation. We're excited to welcome him and his family to Maryland."

    Frese when he left for the Cavaliers job:

    “We are excited for Terry and his family for this opportunity that he has worked so hard for,” Maryland women’s coach Brenda Frese said in a news release. “Terry has brought such a positive energy to our Maryland family and we will miss him, his wife, Tracy, and their kids, Tarynn and Terry. This is such a great opportunity for him to be able to work alongside his longtime friend, Tyronn Lue. He’s earned it. We love seeing our players, coaches, staff members’ open new doors for themselves. We wish Terry and his family all the best.”
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