A 1990 graduate of Princeton University, Matt Noone is entering his 17th season as head coach of Babson's baseball program in 2019. In his first 16 years at the helm, Noone has led to the Beavers to a record of 370-264-2 (.583) and six postseason appearances, including a NEWMAC Championship and the program's first NCAA Tournament berth in 2004, and three more conference titles and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2009, 2017 and 2018. He was selected as the NEWMAC Coach of the Year following both the 2004 and 2018 campaigns.
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.
Following a record-setting 2017 campaign that saw the Green and White win 29 games and advance to the championship round of the NCAA Tournament Harwich Regional, Noone led the Beavers to the best year in program history in 2018. Babson captured its second consecutive NEWMAC regular season and tournament titles, won a school-record 35 games, and came within one victory of reaching the Division III College World Series as the runner-up at the York (Pa.) Regional. The Beavers won 28 of their final 33 games and set new program marks for runs scored, home runs, doubles, walks and total bases.
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|
|2018||35-12||14-3||NCAA Tournament - Mid-Atlantic Regional Finalist, NEWMAC Tournament Champions|
|2019||39-10||15-2||NCAA Tournament - College World Series, NEWMAC Tournament Finalist|