Jan. 21, 2011
CLEMSON, SC–Clemson Head Men’s Soccer Coach Mike Noonan will be inducted into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame on Thursday, January 27 in ceremonies at Farmington, CT.
Noonan played on Staples High School 1978 state championship team. A four-year starter and two-time first-team All-American at Middlebury College, he played professionally in Sweden and with both the Major Indoor Soccer League and American Indoor Soccer Association.
Mike started the men’s soccer program at Wheaton College. He moved on to the University of New Hampshire, then Brown University.
At New Hampshire, Noonan led the Wildcats to the program’s first ever NCAA Tournament and a #17th ranking in the final polls during the 1994 season.
He was named the Head Coach of Brown in 1995 and coached there until the 2009 season.
In 15 years at Brown, Mike compiled a 160-77-31 record. He led the Bears to 10 NCAA tournament berths, including 2 quarterfinal appearances, eight Ivy League championships, two unblemished 7-0-0 Ivy League records, and the team’s highest national ranking ever (third) in 1995. During his tenure, every player who played for him at Brown for four seasons, won at least one Ivy League Title, and played in the NCAA Tournament.
In 2010, Noonan was named the head coach of Clemson University. He also is a long-time NSCAA national staff coach. For his career, he has a 229-125-41 mark in 22 years of coaching on the collegiate level. He has mentored several of his athletes into the professional ranks domestically in the MLS and abroad in Europe.
Noonan and his wife, Deb have two daughters and resides in Clemson, SC.
The 2011 ceremony on Jan. 29 begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $40; for reservations, call 860-676-1161.
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