Maryland Women’s Basketball Assistant Terry Nooner Joins Cleveland Cavaliers Staff

Maryland women’s basketball assistant coach Terry Nooner will join the Cleveland Cavaliers’ staff as a Player Development Coach/Assistant Coach. Nooner spent three seasons on head coach Brenda Frese’s staff.

“We are excited for Terry and his family for this opportunity that he has worked so hard for,” Frese said. “Terry has brought such a positive energy to our Maryland family and we will miss him, his wife, Tracy and their kids, Tarynn and Terry. This is such a great opportunity for him to be able to work alongside his longtime friend, Tyronn Lue. He’s earned it. We love seeing our players, coaches, staff members’ open new doors for themselves. We wish Terry and his family all the best.”

In his three years in College Park, Nooner helped the Terrapins to a record of 89-14 (.864), 43-7 (.860) in league play, back-to-back Big Ten regular season and tournament titles and three NCAA Tournaments. He also helped the Terps put the finishing touches on the No. 1 recruiting class in the class of 2016 and recruit the No. 4 class of 2018.

Through the 2017-18 season, he worked with the Terrapins’ post players, helping the Terrapins maintain their rebounding dominance on a national scale. In 2016, they led the nation for all men’s and women’s teams with their rebounding margin of +15.1. In 2017, they were No. 2 in the nation in rebounding (+13.9).

Five-year assistant coach David Adkins came to Maryland after becoming a highly-respected development coach at the high school level. In 2014, he was hired by the Washington Wizards as their assistant coach for player development. Former practice player and intern Ryan Richman was hired as the Wizards’ assistant video coordinator prior to the 2013-14 season, then this summer, he was promoted to an assistant coach. Fellow former practice player and intern Winston Gandy also spent time on the Wizards’ staff before becoming an assistant coach at the college level.

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