College - Wisconsin-Whitewater

Noel Gillespie begins his ninth season overall with the Suns and his second as both an assistant coach and the club’s advance scout. In this role, he aids the coaching staff in their game preparation for upcoming opponents and compiles a scouting report for each game.

Gillespie served as part-time advance scout under Todd Quinter for two seasons prior to being named the team’s advance scout in 2008, and spent the previous four seasons as the Suns’ video scouting coordinator. Gillespie has served as an assistant coach for the Suns’ Las Vegas Summer League squad from 2006-2010. He began his career with the organization in 2003 as the assistant video coordinator for the Suns and the video coordinator for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury.

A native of Milwaukee, Wis., and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Gillespie got his start with the Indiana Pacers in 2001, assisting the video, scouting and coaching staffs. Gillespie then worked as a graduate assistant at Florida State University in 2002 before joining the Suns.

He and wife, Sherry, are the proud parents of Jack, born in September 2008.