Nottingham lands coaching gig
After two seasons out of coaching, former Illinois staffer Gary Nottingham will return to the bench next season. Nottingham, who spent 10 seasons as Bruce Weber’s assistant to the head coach with the Illini, on Monday was named the head coach at Division II West Virginia Wesleyan.
Nottingham, a native of Gassaway, W.Va., was the head coach at his alma mater, Glenville State (W.Va.), from 1983 to 1997.
Nottingham led the NAIA program to 207 wins during his tenure. Before joining the staff at Illinois, he was the head coach at Division II South Carolina-Upstate from 1998 to 2002.
Nottingham’s daughter, Paulina, a Centennial graduate, is a sophomore setter on the West Virginia Wesleyan volleyball team.