08/28/2001 11:36 AM
for immediate release: 28 August, 2001
Braves Announce New Manager From Northeastern
BOURNE -- On the heels of a fantastic, albeit roller coaster 2001 season that saw its club enter the playoffs with a 23-18-3 record, the Bourne Braves last week announced the hiring of a new field manager.
Photo courtesy of Northeastern University
Stepping in to replace VMI's Spencer Graham at the Braves' helm will be Northeastern University assistant coach Matt Noone, a former Cape League assistant coach with the Hyannis Mets (1999) and the Braves (1995-96).
Noone brings with him to the Braves top post a wealth of college coaching experience, including 11 years total experience as a Division 1 NCAA coach. He has also supervised camps and clinics at Princeton, Harvard and Northeastern.
A native of Belmont, Noone is now in his sixth year as Northeastern's pitching coach and is considered one of the most respected pitching coaches in New England college baseball. Under Noone, the Northeastern pitching staff has become the bane of America East opposing lineups; the staff's 3.67 ERA ranked sixth in Division I in 2000 and was a full run lower than the conference's second-ranked team, Delaware (4.90). A standout college player, Noone twice earned All-Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League honors as a pitcher and outfielder at Princeton. He attended St. Sebastian's in Needham (Class of '86) and is currently a teacher at the school. During Noone's tenure, the Huskies have won 105 games and lost 88 for a winning percentage of .544. Noone also serves as the Recruiting Coordinator for the Northeastern University baseball program. He is a teacher at St. Sebastian's School in Needham where he also serves as an assistant football and hockey coach. Noone is a graduate of Princeton and holds a graduate degree from Boston College. He is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association, Association of New England Football Coaches and the Massachusetts State Baseball Coaches Association.
--Sean Walsh/CCBL 2001