Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Noonan leaves Brown for 'special opportunity'
by Paul Kennedy, January 6th, 2010 10:30AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  college men

MOST COMMENTED

[CLEMSON MEN] For the second time in 15 years, Clemson has turned to Ivy League power Brown in search of a coach. Mike Noonan, who led the Bears to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances and eight Ivy League Championships in 15 years, has been named the Tigers' new head coach.

Noonan's hiring comes seven months after longtime coach Trevor Adair resigned  following his arrest on charges of attacking his teenage daughters.

Clemson assistant coach Phil Hindson stepped in after Adair's resignation in June. The Tigers went 6-12-1 under Hindson.

The announcement was made Monday afternoon by Clemson Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips.

Noonan becomes only the program's fifth coach in the 75-year history of Clemson soccer. The Tigers won NCAA championships in 1984 and 1987 under the late I.M. Ibrahim and has won 13 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships.

"Clemson has a lot of history and success in collegiate soccer and we look forward to adding on to that success in the future," said Noonan. "My family and I are excited about coming to Clemson and joining the Tiger family. To leave a place like Brown, it had to be a special opportunity, and Clemson was this special opportunity."

Clemson is considered one of the nation's top men's programs with strong support from the school administration and considerable fan interest,

In 2009, Brown finished with an 11-3-5 record overall and advanced to the NCAA Tournament's second round. Noonan guided the Bears to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in 1995 and 2000.

Noonan has a 160-77-31 record in 15 years at Brown. He has a 224-116-1 overall mark in his 21 seasons as a collegiate head coach. He also coached at Wheaton College and the University of New Hampshire.

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Anteaters stun Cardinal with first win in nine meetings    
[STANFORD-UC IRVINE: Men] Michael Sperber scored the first goal of his career in the 97th minute ...
Musketeers advance on 'legendary day'    
[INDIANA-XAVIER: Men] Xavier beat No. 5 seed Indiana for the first time with a 2-1 win ...
Retrievers make history with win over Terrapins    
[MARYLAND-UMBC: Men] UMBC snapped Maryland's streak of 12 consecutive trips to the round of 16 in ...
Gamecocks head to quarterfinals for first time    
[NORTH CAROLINA-SOUTH CAROLINA: Women] For the first time, South Carolina is headed to the NCAA Division ...
Hokies prevail in 4-3 overtime thriller over Hoyas    
[VIRGINIA TECH-GEORGETOWN: Women] In 2013, Virginia Tech was a No. 1 regional seed and reached the ...
Red Raiders rally to move into final 16 for first time    
[TEXAS TECH-AUBURN: Women] Texas Tech moved into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Women's Tournament for ...
Dorrance's overtime moves prove Worth-while    
[NORTH CAROLINA-COLORADO: Women] Despite a huge edge in shots -- 22-2 on the night -- No. ...
NCAA Division I Women's Tournament Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Friday] Form held on Friday as all 15 seeds still alive won their second-round games. ...
Cougars' improbable season continues    
[NORTHWESTERN-SIUE: Men] SIUE went through two coaching changes in the offseason and it showed as the ...
Buckeyes prevail after 15-round shootout    
[OHIO STATE-AKRON: Men] The bone-chilling cold made it all the more unbearable for the fans at ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives