Carbondale, Ill. Former Kansas University basketball guard Terry Nooner recently was named assistant women’s basketball coach at Southern Illinois University.
Nooner, who played at KU from 1997-2000, has seven years experience coaching high school and AAU basketball in addition to seven years experience as a basketball instructor in the Kansas City, Mo., area.
The Kansas City native has coached the girls 13-and-under and 15-and-under teams for the Lady Phenom AAU organization since 2007 and previously coached the Earl Watson Kansas City Bruins 17-and-under boys team in 2006. Nooner also coached boys basketball at Southeast High School (2002-03, 2007-08) and Raytown High School (2008-09) during his six years of teaching special education at the two schools.
In addition, Nooner has served as president of KC Pro Am Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides basketball instruction, since 2007, and has served as a personal basketball instructor at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City since 2006.
“Terry understands the work ethic it takes to succeed at the highest level,” SIU coach Missy Tiber said. “He was the epitome of a student-athlete under Roy Williams at Kansas. He has great character and will be an excellent mentor and role model to the young women in our program. Terry’s outgoing personality will also allow for him to be an excellent recruiter. Terry will also work daily with our post players.”
Owens to join Oklahoma: Tulsa Lincoln Christian boys basketball coach Teddy Owens, the son of former KU coach Ted Owens, has been named a graduate assistant coach for Lon Kruger at the University of Oklahoma, the Daily Oklahoman reports.
“What an opportunity to work for a man who is respected by the entire coaching fraternity,” Owens told the Oklahoman. “The staff is incredible. Great guys.”
Owens, 29, compiled a 48-27 record in three years at Lincoln Christian.
He guided the Bulldogs to Class 2A state tournament in 2009 and 2010.