Navy Basketball Staff Update

Navy men’s basketball head coach Ed DeChellis announced today the hiring of Drew Gibson and Adam Notteboom as assistant coaches for the program.

“We are excited to have Drew and Adam join our program,” said DeChellis.  “They bring unique backgrounds and experiences with them which will blend well with our current staff.  We are really happy to have both Drew and Adam with us.”

Gibson arrives in Annapolis after having served as the lead assistant coach at Augusta University for the last two seasons.  The Jaguars won the Peach Belt Conference regular season and tournament titles this past season, reached the Sweet 16 of the 2019 NCAA (DII) Tournament and ended the year ranked 16th nationally.  The program compiled an overall record of 42-19 and a conference mark of 32-12 during Gibson’s two seasons in Augusta, Ga.

The Los Angeles native recorded over 1,000 points, 500 assists and 200 steals during his four years at Wofford.  Gibson earned First-Team All-Southern Conference accolades during his 2007-08 senior season.  He remains the school’s career leader during the program’s Division I era in both assists (507) and steals (213).

After graduating in 2008 with a degree in finance, Gibson spent the next six years playing professionally in Portugal, Germany, Slovakia and Iceland.  He returned to Wofford as the director of basketball operations prior to the start of the 2014-15 season.  His first year back in Spartanburg, S.C., saw the Terriers win the conference regular season (16-2) and tournament titles, reach the NCAA Tournament and post the most wins in a season (28-7) in school history.

Gibson remained in that role at his alma mater through the 2016-17 season when he joined Augusta’s staff.

“Drew has been a winner at each of his stops,” said DeChellis.  “He had great success at Wofford as both a player and coach and had a successful career as a professional player.  Augusta won its league this year, which was a tremendous accomplishment.  He is a very classy person who has worked hard to advance to where he is today.”

“I am extremely excited and honored to be apart of the Navy basketball program,” said Gibson.  “I am grateful for the opportunity that Coach DeChellis has given me. I am also looking forward working with this special group of young men.”

Notteboom spent the last two seasons as the director of basketball operations at Lipscomb.  The Bisons posted an overall record of 52-18 and an Atlantic Sun Conference mark of 26-6 in his two seasons at the Nashville school.  Lipscomb finished in second place (10-4) in the ASUN during the regular season in his first season, but won the conference tournament to advance to the 2018 NCAA Tournament.  This past year, the Bisons shared the ASUN regular season title (14-2), again reached the conference title game, advanced to the championship game of the post-season NIT and ended the year with a 29-8 record.

Hailing from South Bend, Ind., Notteboom attended Xavier and served as a student assistant with the Musketeers in each of his four seasons.  Xavier compiled an overall record of 100-37 during his collegiate years, reached the NCAA Tournament each season and advanced to the Sweet 16 three times.

The 2012 graduate of Xavier (sports marketing) became a graduate assistant coach at Quincy for the 2012-13 season before being elevated to a full-time assistant coach at the school for the 2014-15 campaign.  The Hawks posted an overall record of 80-66 during Notteboom’s five years with the program located in Quincy, Ill.  This includes a 45-17 record over his last two years, a span that culminated with Quincy reaching the 2017 NCAA (DII) Tournament.

In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Notteboom also attained a Master of Business Administration degree from Quincy in 2014.

“Adam began at the Division II level where a coach is responsible for all facets of a program, from recruiting to coaching to fund raising to running camps,” said DeChellis.  “He carried over those skills to Lipscomb, where he was part of a program that has had a great run of success the last number of years.”

“I’m really humbled to be working at the United States Naval Academy,” said Notteboom.  “The traditions of the Academy, athletic department and basketball program are among the best in the country.  I am grateful to Coach DeChellis for giving me this opportunity and I look forward to working with him and the rest of the staff to give our student-athletes a great experience.  As always, GO NAVY, BEAT ARMY!”

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