Skip NoonHead Coach
Alma Mater: Dr. Martin Luther College '86
Office Phone: (414) 443-8871
Skip Noon, the second-longest tenured head men's basketball coach in the state of Wisconsin, is in his 21st season as head coach of the Wisconsin Lutheran College Warriors. Noon, who has also served as the college's athletics director since 1998, was named the 2007-2008 College Athletic Director of the Year by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association.
Noon’s 2011-2012 squad finished 5-20 overall, including 4-12 in the Northern Athletics Conference North Division. It marked only the sixth time in Noon’s tenure that the Warriors finished with fewer than 10 wins in a season. The Warriors faced an incredibly difficult non-conference schedule in 2011-2012 with games against then top-ranked Augustana and eventual national champion Wis.-Whitewater.
In 20 seasons, Noon has compiled a 256-274 career coaching record and guided WLC to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2006. Wisconsin Lutheran's all-time winningest men's basketball coach, Noon has coached his team to an impressive 160-126 conference record, the last six years in the Northern Athletics Conference after 14 years in the Lake Michigan Conference.
Since the inaugural season of the former Lake Michigan Conference in 1975, Noon and the Warriors are linked to the most dominant period in LMC history, winning six regular-season titles in seven years, including a string of five titles in a row (1996-2000), a feat unmatched in the conference. After a one-year blip, the Warriors claimed another title in 2002. That same season, Noon garnered LMC Coach of the Year honors for the fifth time in his career (1996-1999, 2002). During that seven-year run, the Warriors posted a 69-19 (.784) league record. In each of those seven seasons, Noon coached the conference player of the year: Kon Knueppel (1996, 1998), Scott Frey (1997), Joshua Metzger (1999-2001), and Paul Nelson (2002). Metzger is the only three-time recipient of the award. To date, Noon has coached 66 players who have received all-conference honors.
"We have had a great mix of unselfish players who set the tone for what Wisconsin Lutheran basketball is all about," says Noon. "I have been blessed to have been surrounded by assistant coaches and players who strive to be a part of something bigger then themselves. There is a great connection between past and present players and that is what I value most.”
Noon came to Wisconsin Lutheran in the fall of 1992 as the men's basketball coach and associate athletic director. Prior to his arrival, Noon worked nearly six years at Michigan Lutheran High School (St. Joseph, Mich.), beginning in 1987. There he taught in the math and business departments. He also coached boys' basketball in the winter, girls' basketball in the fall and track & field in the spring.
In 1986, Noon graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. He was a cornerback in football and a forward in basketball, earning all-conference honors in both sports at DMLC. In track and field, he ran the 200- and 400- meter dash, and competed as a high jumper.
Noon, who is completing his master's degree from the United States Sports Academy, was born November 17, 1964, in Tucson, Ariz. He and his wife, Amy, live in Menomonee Falls, Wis., with their daughter, Miranda.
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