Timothy N. Nobles Bio
¯ Timothy N. Nobles was born Jan. 1, 1958 in Gowanda. He is a 1975 graduate of Pine Valley Central School. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SUNY Fredonia.
¯ Nobles became the head coach of the Pine Valley Central School’s girls basketball team in 1980 and began building the foundation of a program that became, arguably, the most successful in the sports history of Chautauqua County.
¯ As head coach of the Lady Panthers from 1980-1996 and again from 1999-2014, Nobles’ teams won 17 league titles: 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014.
¯ Twelve Section VI titles were achieved by the Pine Valley girls with Nobles in charge: 1998, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2014. His teams also played in eight other sectional finals.
¯ Nobles guided the Lady Panthers to eight Far West Regional championships: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2004, and 2005.
¯ Nobles led his Lady Panther squads to six New York Public High School Athletic Association basketball championships: 1991, 1992, 1995, 2003, 2004 and 2005.
¯ Nobles’ won/loss record during his tenure as head coach was 537-146, a .790 winning percentage.
¯ From 1997 through 1999, Nobles stepped aside to the varsity assistant/junior varsity coach to allow his friend, Jerry Skurcenski, to coach the Lady Panthers. The Skurcenski/Nobles combination secured two league titles in 1997 and 1998; three Section VI championships in 1997, 1998 and 1999; a Far West Regional title in 1997; and a NYSPHSAA Class D championship in ’97.
¯ Nobles was named The Post-Journal girls’ basketball Coach of the Year six times: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 2003 and 2004; the Super 7 Coach of the Year in 1991; and the New York State Class D Coach of the Year in 2003.
¯ Nobles was inducted to the Pine Valley Wall of Fame in 2004, received the Grape Belt Sports Award in 2006 and was chosen as Pine Valley Teacher of the Year in 2012. The basketball court at PVCS is named “Tim Nobles Court” in his honor.
¯ Nobles was elected to the Section VI Hall of Fame in 2018.
¯ Nobles is currently a teacher at Pine Valley and coaches modified boys and girls basketball at the school. He resides in South Dayton.
Ticket locations for the 39th annual banquet include Jamestown Cycle Shop, 10 Harrison St., Jamestown; Matt’s News, 93 E. 3rd St., Dunkirk; and the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, 15 W. 3rd St., Jamestown. Tickets can also be ordered by contacting banquet chairman Chip Johnson at 485-6991. The price per ticket is $50. Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame members receive a $5 discount. Besides Johnson, the other inductees are George Bataitis, Bob Bender, Chris (Carlson) Jenkins, Bob Goold, Justin Johnson, Elly Norton, Mark Orlando and Mike Tramuta. The Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, 433 E. Terrace Ave., Lakewood, will again host the banquet. Hospitality begins at 5 p.m., with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.