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Mountaineers Tap Nick Norton for Player Development


  • Nick Norton Joins WVU: The former Drake standout and coach steps into a key role.
  • Impressive Track Record: Norton brings success from Drake and a rich playing history.
  • Basketball IQ and Energy: Praised for his enthusiasm and rapport with players.

West Virginia University’s men’s basketball team just made a strategic play off the court. The Mountaineers have snagged Nick Norton, a name that resonates with success and basketball savvy, as their new assistant coach and director of player development.

From Bulldog to Mountaineer

Norton isn’t new to the game. His last three seasons with the Drake Bulldogs were nothing short of a slam dunk, boasting an 80-26 record and two NCAA Tournament appearances. It’s a move that WVU hopes will inject that winning formula into their program.

The DeVries Seal of Approval

Coach Darian DeVries didn’t mince words about his new hire:

“Nick is a hard worker who brings great enthusiasm and tremendous energy to our basketball program. He always has a great rapport with our players and has a strong basketball IQ. Nick fits our basketball staff and our program extremely well.”

A Legacy of Leadership

Norton’s basketball journey is a testament to his commitment and skill. From a standout player at UAB to setting records at Drake, and even a fleeting G League stint, he’s always been a leader on the court. Now, he’s set to lead from the sidelines.

More Than Just a Coach

You could say basketball runs in the Norton blood. Nick’s father, Randy, is at the helm of UAB’s women’s basketball team. And with a young family of his own, Norton is playing for more than just wins; he’s building a legacy.

The Mountaineer Mission

It’s clear that Norton is here to elevate WVU’s game. With his track record, basketball IQ, and infectious energy, the Mountaineers just got a major assist in their quest for glory.

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