Old Noarlunga is a suburb in the Australian state of South Australia located about 30 kilometres south of the state capital of Adelaide. Settled around 1840, the town retains its village atmosphere in spite of encroaching suburbia; the name Noarlunga most derives from'nurlongga', an indigenous compound word meaning "curve place" referring to the Horseshoe Bend curvature in the Onkaparinga River at the early Noarlunga township. Various official sources record Noarlunga as meaning "fishing place" based on a conflicting translation by early South Australian historians, but this has latterly been deemed unlikely by contemporary linguists. In the early years of settlement, the surrounding area was cleared for wheat farming, a flour mill was built in the town in 1843 along with wharves used to transport produce down the Onkaparinga River to Port Noarlunga via barge; the town still has a stone bridge across the Onkaparinga, making the town a focal point for travel further down the coast. In 1846, the Hundred of Noarlunga land division was proclaimed, extending along the coast from the Sturt River to Onkaparinga, but named after the indigenous term nurlo for the horse-shoe bend of the Onkaparinga.
In 1850 the South Australia Company laid out the'No-orlunga Township' at the'Horseshoe', Onkaparinga River. 1856 saw the formation of the District Council of Noarlunga following residents on either side of the Onkaparinga. The new council was formed by excision of parts of both the District of Morphett Vale on the north bank and District Council of Willunga on the south bank. By the 1860s the town had a post office, a council chamber, two churches, a public pound, two hotels, a mill, a brewery and a brickworks. Old Noarlunga became a well known sporting venue, visited by cycling clubs and throughout the 20th century the town was a popular stopping point for tourists on the way to beaches in the region.1972 saw Main South Road bypass the town and in 1978, by council resolution it became Old Noarlunga. Many local residents at the time were not in favour of the townships name change. Noarlunga " ". South Australian Archives. 6 April 1855 – via State Library of South Australia. "Plan of Noarlunga on the Onkaparinga River, with street names, allotment numbers and areas designated for a market, chapel and school reserves...."
Ronnie Lee Arrow is an American college basketball coach, most the head coach at the University of South Alabama. Arrow was a two-year All-Lone Star Conference honoree and a three-year letterman at Southwest Texas State, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education in 1969. Arrow served as head coach at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas from 1977 to 1987 where he tallied a record of 302–43 and guided the Ravens to 10 Texas Junior College Athletic Conference titles as well as NJCAA championships in 1983, 1984 and 1986, he was named the NJCAA Region XIV Coach-of-the-Year in 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 and the national Coach-of-the-Year in 1983 and 1986. His 1985–86 squad led the nation in scoring, averaging 101 points per game. Arrow was named head coach of the Jaguars on July 1, 1987 and in his seven seasons as the Jaguars coach, Arrow compiled a record of 114–93. Arrow was named Sun Belt Coach of the Year in 1989 after guiding the Jaguars to both the regular and post-season tournament SunBelt titles.
South Alabama finished with a 23–9 mark, a first round NCAA Tournament victory over cross-state rival Alabama before falling 91–82 to the eventual national champion Michigan in the second round. The Jags finished. Following the 1990–1991 season, Arrow was named the Sun Belt Conference Coach-of-the-Year for the second time after engineering the most dramatic turnaround in league history; that year, his Jaguars became the first SunBelt squad to leap from last to first place in a single season. Projected to finish fifth in the conference, South Alabama went on to capture the league crown with an 11–3 mark; the Jags finished the season with a 22–9 record, swept through the Sun Belt Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament before falling to Utah in the first-round. Over the years, Arrow developed a reputation in the collegiate basketball circles for up-tempo, high-scoring teams, his squads led the Sun Belt Conference in scoring four of his seven seasons at South Alabama. His 1988–89 squad set a school and league record 91 points per game average and five of his seven teams tallied at least 80 points per game.
Arrow was dismissed by university president Frederick Whiddon in the fall of 1994 after beginning that season 1–3 and suffering losses in his final two games by 68 and 46 points. In the summer of 1989, Arrow coached the United States Junior World Cup Team to a perfect 7–0 record and the gold medal at the Pan-American Basketball Confederation Junior World Championship in Uruguay. Among his players were future NBA stars Grant Hill, Calbert Cheaney and Allan Houston. Arrow is the first basketball coach at TAMCC and started the program as a Division I school after it had gone 25 years without a basketball program, he got the job thanks to a recommendation from Tim Floyd. Arrow began the Islanders program in July 1998. Arrow guided A&M–Corpus Christi to an impressive 13–13 mark in year one of the project; the Islanders, winners of five-consecutive games to close the season, turned some heads early with their 76–74 upset of 2000 NCAA-Tournament qualifier, Samford in the first round of the Holiday Tribune Classic.
A&M-Corpus Christi took its cracks at "Goliath" as well. In the finals of the Holiday Tribune Classic, the Islanders were tied 34–34 with Iowa State, the eventual champion of the Big 12 Conference and a team that advanced to the Elite Eight. Arrow put Texas A&M–Corpus Christi on the national map in 2003 when they were ranked in the top-25 Mid-Major Poll nearly the entire season last year and received votes in the ESPN/USA Today Top-25 Coaches Poll during the 2004–2005 season, his Islanders got immediate attention when they took down Florida State, 70–67 on the Seminoles home court on Nov 22, 2004 followed that up with an upset win over Old Dominion, handing the Monarchs one of their five losses in the regular season. During his tenure, Arrow led the Islanders to wins over such programs as Texas Tech and Texas A&M, as well as 2004 NCAA Tournament-qualifier Murray State. During the 2000–01 campaign, Arrow's Islanders notched a 14–14 record, which included an 86–80 victory over Texas Tech in Lubbock.
Under his direction, the Islanders eclipsed the 100-point barrier six times en route to an 85.5-point per game average, which would have ranked third in the country if not for TAMUCC's "provisional" status. Michael Hicks finished off his brilliant two-year career by posting 26.7 points per contest, which would have ranked second among all NCAA Division I scorers. He gained all-region honors following the season. In 2007 Arrow and the Islanders earned their first berth in the NCAA Tournament at Midwest Regional as the #15 seed, they lost 76–63 to #2 seed Wisconsin in the first round. Arrow was 134–91 in eight years at A&M-Corpus Christi, his last three years, the Islanders were 66–23. They won the Southland Conference regular-season and tournament titles and made the school's first NCAA appearance in 2007, losing to number 2 seed, Wisconsin in the first round after leading by 18 pts, he was named the 2007 Southland Conference Coach of the Year. On April 17, 2007 Arrow returned for a second tenure at South Alabama.
He inherited a veteran team left by John Pelphrey. Arrow intended to employ an up-tempo style and build on the success of a South Alabama club that went 44–19 the last two years under Pelphrey. On January 24, 2009, in a game against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Ragin' Cajuns, Arrow contested the winning shot, claiming that the buzzer sounded before the Cajuns' Randell Daigle made the 3-point shot to win the game. After reviewing the video, Arrow argued with officials while a sports intern from KLFY-TV filmed the incident. There has been no official complaint filed with the