Terry Nooner, a former guard and team captain for the Kansas men's basketball team from 1997-2000, enters his second season with the Crimson Tide where he works primarily with the guards, while assisting with recruiting and scouting.
In Nooner's first season at Alabama, the Tide won 14 games, playing one of the most difficult schedules in the nation. Seven of those victories came in Southeastern Conference play, which was the most league wins for UA since the 2001-02 season. Alabama also had several notable victories including the first in Lexington against Kentucky since 2002, the first against Georgia since 2004, snapping a 23-game losing streak to the Lady Bulldogs, and the first in program history at Vanderbilt's Memorial Gym.
Prior to joining Curry's staff, Nooner spent one season at his alma mater as an assistant with the women's team. He helped the Jayhawks to one of their most successful seasons as Kansas finished with a 20-14 overall record in 2012-13 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.
Before 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.