Published on April 12th, 2017 | by Staples Soccer0
Mike Noonan ’79 Named To Middlebury Hall Of Fame
Mike Noonan ’79 has made quite a name for himself on the college coaching scene — including taking Clemson University to the 2015 NCAA title game.
Now his alma mater — Middlebury College — has named him to its Athletics Hall of Fame. The ceremony and dinner are set for November 4.
At Staples, Noonan helped lead the Wreckers to the state LL championship, in Jeff Lea’s 1st year as head coach.
Noonan then headed to Middlebury, where as a defender he twice earned All-America honors and captained the squad as a senior. The Panthers made 2 ECAC tournament appearances.
Noonan played professionally in Sweden, and indoors in the US before beginning his coaching career. He developed the Wheaton College program, moved on to the University of New Hampshire, then took over at Brown University. His Bruins won 160 games and 8 Ivy League titles, with 10 NCAA tournament appearances.
He was named head coach at Clemson in 2010. His Tigers earned a 3.50 GPA for the spring 2016 semester, the highest mark among all male sports teams at the school.
Noonan is one of the few Americans to earn a UEFA “A” license from the English FA. He holds an “A” license from the United States Soccer Federation as well. He also serves as a staff coach for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.