Terry Nooner, a former guard and team captain for the Kansas men's basketball team from 1997-2000, enters his first season with the Crimson Tide after returning to his alma mater, where he spent the 2012-13 season as an assistant coach with the women's team.
Nooner helped the Jayhawks to one of its most successful seasons as Kansas finished with a 20-14 overall record last year while advancing to the fourth NCAA Sweet 16 in program history and its first in back-to-back seasons. He returned to Lawrence after serving as an assistant for one year at Southern Illinois.
Prior to joining the collegiate ranks, Nooner coached high school and AAU basketball for seven years in the Kansas City area. In addition, he served as president of KC Pro Am Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides basketball instruction, from 2007-11 and 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 of the L.A. Clippers, and former NBA players Tyronn Lue and Billy Thomas, in addition to several college players.
Nooner earned two degrees from Kansas, including a bachelor's degree in African and African American studies, which he earned in 2000, and a master's degree in sports administration that he finished two years later.
He and his wife, Tracy, have one daughter, Tarynn.