Gary Nottingham begins his second season as head coach of the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats.
Nottingham arrived at 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 junior on the West Virginia Wesleyan volleyball team, and Quin, a two-sport star and senior at Champaign Centennial High School.