West Virginia Wesleyan College is pleased to announce the hiring of Gary Nottingham 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.
He assisted in the development of five NBA draft picks, including three first rounders, Luther Head, Myers Leonard and Deron Williams.
Nottingham will return to his native West Virginia after growing up in Gassaway, WV.
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.