A 1990 graduate of Princeton University, Matt Noone is entering his 20th season as head coach of Babson’s baseball program in 2021. In 19 seasons at the helm, Noone has won more than 400 games and made seven postseason appearances, which includes leading the Beavers’ first trip to the Division III College World Series in 2019.
In the midst of the most successful stretch in program history, Noone guided the Green and White to a third straight NEWMAC regular season title and a school-record 39 wins that culminated with a spot in the 2019 Division III College World Series. The Beavers captured the Hartford Regional with a winner-take-all victory over Trinity and then swept Cortland in a best-of-three super regional series at Govoni Field to advance to Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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 an even better 2018 campaign. Babson captured its second consecutive NEWMAC regular season and tournament titles, won a then-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.
Overall since 2017, the Green and White has won 118 games, claimed four straight NEWMAC regular season crowns, and captured two conference tournament championships in addition to its NCAA Tournament success.
A two-time conference and two-time regional coach of the year, Noone has led the Green and White to 15 winning seasons and 22 or more wins on 11 occasions. He guided the Beavers to 26 victories in 2008 and led the program to its first NCAA Tournament win in 2009. Noone also led Babson to 25 wins in 2011 and helped his 2014 and 2016 squads advance to the NEWMAC Tournament championship series.
Prior to his arrival at Babson, Noone spent 12 seasons as the pitching coach at Northeastern University, as well as serving as a pitching coach in the Cape Cod League for both the Bourne Braves and the Hyannis Mets. Coach Noone will be speaking to the MBCA about how to develop pitchers with a plan every day.