BUCKHANNON – West Virginia Wesleyan College is pleased to announce the hiring of Gary Nottingham (seated left) today as the new head coach of the men's basketball program.
Nottingham comes to West Virginia Wesleyan College after spending 10 successful seasons as the Assistant to Head Coach Bruce Weber at the University of Illinois from 2003-2013.
During his time at Illinois, the Fighting Illini program reached unparalleled heights.
During his tenure at Glenville State, Nottingham accumulated 207 wins. His men's basketball teams posted 10 winning seasons, second most in school history. His 1993 team compiled a 21-5 record and a No. 18 ranking in the NAIA. For his accomplishments that season, he was named WVIAC Coach of the Year and NAIA District Coach of the Year. His Glenville State teams advanced to the WVIAC Tournament semi-finals five times.
His best season at USC-Upstate came in 1998 when he led the Rifles to a 22-7 mark, the NCAA Div. II Regional Semifinals and Top 20 national ranking. Spartanburg won the 1998 Peach Belt Championship.
He is married to the former Jennifer Chapman of Richwood, WV. The couple have two children, Paulina, a sophomore on the West Virginia Wesleyan volleyball team, and Quin, a two-sport star and rising junior at Champaign Centennial High School.
West Virginia Wesleyan will hold a press conference this Thursday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. in Rockefeller Center introducing Nottingham as the next head coach of the men's basketball program.
(Photo courtesy of the University of Illinois)