Noonan named men's soccer coach

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.

"Clemson has a lot of history and success in collegiate soccer and we look forward to adding on to that success in the future," said Noonan. "My family and I are excited about coming to Clemson and joining the Tiger family. To leave a place like Brown, it had to be a special opportunity, and Clemson was this special opportunity.

"I want to thank thank Terry Don Phillips and Kyle Young for entrusting me with the leadership of the Clemson Men's Soccer program. I was very impressed with both of them as gentlemen and appreciate the opportunity immensely."

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.

10 of Noonan's players have been selected in the annual Major League Soccer draft. All three members of Noonan's class of 2005 signed contracts with the MLS at the conclusion of their Brown careers. ?? Top Stories