Nocton is entering his tenth year as the head coach of the ThunderHawks. Last year’s team finished 18-8 overall, first in the league (ORC)(11-3), and won the state championship in the ORC State Tournament, for regional colleges, for the fifth time in the last six years. Coach Nocton has an overall record of 193-62 presently at Miami Middletown and previously accumulated over 200 wins as a high school head coach. Miami Middletown has won the league championship the last seven years consecutively and the ThunderHawks were runner-up in the league in Coach Nocton’s first two years.
Before joining the Middletown campus program, Bob was head boy’s basketball coach at Middletown H.S. for seven years. He was recognized as the Hamilton Journal Area Coach of the Year in 1998-99, when he led the Middies to a 15-7 record and GMC runner-up finish.
Prior to coming to Middletown, Nocton was the head coach at Columbian H.S. in Tiffin, Ohio. While at Columbian he received District 6 Coach of the Year and Northwest Ohio Division I Coach of the Year honors after leading Columbian to a school-best 18-3 record and their first league championship in over 18 years.
Coach Nocton also spent seven years in Houston, Texas in the 1980s. While at Marian Christian H.S., his teams were twice the State Champions in the 3A private school division.
Bob just retired in May 2014 as an assistant principal at Edgewood High School after 34 years in education, and resides in Lebanon with his wife, Joyce. Coach Nocton has three adult sons; Drew a senior at the Ohio State University, Matt a senior at Miami Middletown. Coach Nocton’s third son, Kenny, and his wife Emily (Baker), are both graduates of Miami University.
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David Davis comes to Miami University Middletown with 35 years of coaching experience in a variety of sports and at levels from junior high to college. Coach Davis is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelors of Art Degree and a Masters Degree from Wright State University. Mr. Davis is a recent retiree having served Ohio students and families for 35 years all in the Lakota School District in West Chester, Ohio.
David and his wife Mary, a former graduate of Miami University Middletown's nursing program, live in Wayne Township. David's son, Ryan, is also a Miami graduate and is employed by Kings Toyota. His daughter, Libby, lives in Denver, Colorado and is employed as a private contractor.
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Clifford Johnsonwas born and raised in the Historic Dayton View area of Dayton Ohio. He now resides in Middletown Ohio with his wife Nicole, daughter Leah and son Maximillian. An alumnus of Miami University-Middletown achieving his Associate degree in the Arts, Coach Johnson was a member of the ThunderHawk’s first of many State Championships teams in the new millennium (2000-2002). After two successful years as a ThunderHawk, he then moved on to play one year at Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne Indiana.
Coach Johnson finished his schooling at Wright State University and received a BS in Managing Information Systems. He is employed as a Contract Negotiator at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Coach Johnson will bring a lot of enthusiasm and work ethic to Miami. His hope is to instill these values into the life of a ThunderHawk today as well as the life of a ThunderHawk of the future.
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Matt Banks is in his first year as an assistant at MUM. Prior to joining the staff he spent four years as an assistant at Waynesville High School. During that time the program captured three straight SWBL titles, a sectional championship, and a district runner-up.
He is a graduate of The United States Sports Academy where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Sports Science with a concentration in coaching.
He currently works at Franklin Junior High School as a Paraprofessional, which allows him to pursue another passion which is working with children with special needs. Matt was born with Cerebral Palsy and sees his work as a way of giving back to those in need.
Matt is married to his beautiful wife Sylvia who is a graduate of the University of Dayton. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and her Master's in English.
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