A 1990 graduate of Princeton University, Matt Noone is entering his 16th season as head coach of Babson's baseball program in 2017. In his first 15 years at the helm, Noone has led to the Beavers to a record of 335-252-2 (.569) and five postseason appearances, including a NEWMAC Championship and the program's first NCAA Tournament berth in 2004, and two more conference titles and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2009 and 2017. He was selected as the NEWMAC Coach of the Year following the 2004 season.
The winningest coach in program history, Noone has led the Green and White to 14 winning seasons and 22 or more wins on 10 ocassions. He guided the Beavers to 26 victories in 2008 and guided the program to its first NCAA Tournament win in 2009. Noone also led Babson to 25 wins in 2011 and helped the 2016 squad record 24 victories while earning a spot in the NEWMAC championship series.
His best season at Babson came in 2017 though, as his squad posted a school-record 13 game winning streak that culminated with a berth in the NCAA Tournament Harwich Regional title game. Along the way, the Beavers set a new school record for wins in a season (29), and capurted both the NEWMAC regular season and tournament titles. For his efforts, Noone was selected as the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Coach of the Year for the first time.
Prior to his arrival at Babson, Noone spent 12 seasons as the pitching coach at Northeastern University, where the Huskies twice captured America East titles and appeared in the NCAA Tournament regionals. Under Noone, the Huskies' pitching staff was consistently recognized as one of the finest in New England. Noone's 1999 pitching staff led America East and the ECAC Northeast Division in ERA and fewest walks per nine innings pitched.
Coach Noone has also spent time in the prestigious Cape Cod League as a pitching coach for the Bourne Braves from 1995 to 1996 and the Hyannis Mets in 1999. Most recently, he served as the head coach of the Bourne Braves.
As a player, Noone was a captain and a four-year letter winner as a pitcher and outfielder for Princeton University. He was a two-time First Team All-Ivy selection and a Northeast Regional First Team All-Star for the Tigers.
In addition to his coaching duties, Noone served as teacher and chairman of the history department at his alma mater, St. Sebastian's School in Needham, Mass. He earned his master's degree in education from Boston College. Noone currently resides with his family in Needham, Massachusetts.
|2003||19-18||10-2||ECAC Tournament, NEWMAC Tournament|
|2004||24-19||8-4||NCAA Tournament, NEWMAC Tournament Champions|
|2005||22-19||8-4||ECAC Tournament Finalist, NEWMAC Tournament|
|2007||25-14||6-6||NEWMAC Tournament Finalist|
|2009||23-20||6-6||NCAA Tournament - New England Regional, NEWMAC Tournament Champions|
|2012||22-19||10-8||NEWMAC Tournament Finalist|
|2016||24-16-1||10-7||NEWMAC Tournament Finalist|
|2017||29-15||12-5||NCAA Tournament New England Regional Finalist, NEWMAC Tournament Champions|