Clemson Hires Mike Noonan as Head Men's Soccer Coach

Jan. 5, 2010


CLEMSON, SC ( - Mike Noonan, who took Brown to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances and eight Ivy League Championships in 15 years, has been named Head Men's Soccer Coach at Clemson University. The announcement was made Monday afternoon by Clemson Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips.


Noonan becomes the program's fifth coach in the 75-year history of Clemson Soccer. The Clemson program has won National Championships in 1984 and 1987 and has won 13 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships.

Head Coach Mike Noonan comes to Clemson from Brown University of the Ivy League. In 2009, the Bears finished with an 11-3-5 record overall and advanced to the NCAA Tournament's second round. He took Brown to the NCAAs four of the last five years, including to at least the second round of the tournament six different years. He guided Brown to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in 1995 and 2000.

Noonan has proven to be among the nation's outstanding coaches, compiling an impressive 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.