Jan. 13, 2004
Brown Head Men's Soccer Coach Mike Noonan has been named the NSCAA/adidas New England Coach of the Year. Noonan led Brown to its seventh Ivy League Title in the past ten years and its 20th NCAA Tournament appearance in school history this past season. The Bears finished with a 10-4-3 record and were nationally ranked throughout the season.
Noonan has been at the helm of the Brown program for nine years and has captured six Ivy League Championships along with six NCAA Tournament berths. He has compiled a record of 95-48-17 in his nine years at Brown and has coached six All-Americans in that time. Prior to his arrival at Brown, Noonan led the University of New Hampshire to an NCAA Tournament berth in 1994 for the first time in the school's history. He compiled a 48-23-9 record in four years as head coach at UNH.
A 1983 graduate of Middlebury College, where he was a four-year starter and two-time first team All-American, Noonan embarked on a professional playing career in Sweden before returning to the United States to play for both the MISL and the AISA. He was voted to the AISA All-Star team in 1985.
Noonan holds an "A" license from the United States Soccer Federation and is a National Staff Coach for the National Soccer Coaches Association. He recently became the first American to obtain an UEFA "A" Coaching License from the English Football Association. He is also chairman of the Ivy League Men's Soccer Coaching Group.