FDU-Florham Chooses Noon

April 12, 2018

Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham Campus has named Jenn Noon the next athletic director of its Division III athletics department, effective Friday, June 1.
"Jenn will be taking over the reigns of FDU-Florham athletics during a period of strategic change at the University, which will include significant improvements to athletic facilities and higher expectations for both men's and women's sports," said University President Christopher Capuano. "I am confident that Jenn possesses the leadership skills and commitment to excellence that will be necessary to achieve our strategic goals."
Noon becomes the University's fourth athletic director after committing thirteen years to the Athletic Department. She currently serves as associate director of athletics, senior woman administrator, head field hockey coach, and head coach of the women's golf team, which she has coached since its inaugural season in 2011.
At the 2015 NCAA Convention, Noon received the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) Transitioning Athletic Administrator Award, and was named a Pillar of the University that same year.
"I am extremely grateful and I look forward to starting my next chapter within higher education and college athletics at Fairleigh Dickinson University," said Noon. "I want to thank President Christopher Capuano, Interim Campus Executive Brian Mauro and the entire search committee for this incredible opportunity."
Noon first joined the FDU-Florham Athletics Department in 2004 as an assistant field hockey and women's lacrosse coach. In her time at FDU, she has worked as the interim head women's basketball coach for the 2008-09 season, after serving as an assistant coach for four years. In addition, she spent four years as a building manager for Ferguson Recreation Center and has served as the Student Athlete Advisory Committee Advisor.
"Being a part of the Devils Athletics Department for the past 13 years, I am committed to building on the successes of our past and leading our department in concert with the educational and strategic goals of the University," Noon said.
A standout field hockey player at Rutgers University, Noon was named First Team All-Big East in 2003 and was a three-time All-Academic player. Her collegiate accolades landed her the program's head field hockey coach position in 2009.
Noon is the second-winningest coach in FDU field hockey program history, with a record of 100-77 in eight seasons. She has been named Middle Atlantic Freedom Conference Field Hockey Coach of the Year four times. In 2014, she guided the field hockey team to only its second-ever NCAA Tournament berth, the program's first since 1986. In the first round, the Devils upset 17th-ranked Utica College. She is a USA Level I and II Field Hockey Accredited Coach and is also heavily involved with the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).
Administratively, she currently serves on the NCAA Field Hockey Committee, and was involved in bringing the Division III National Field Hockey Championship to Spooky Nook Sports, the home of USA Field Hockey, in 2018 and 2019 in conjunction with the Middle Atlantic and Centennial Conferences. Her committee work carried over with a spot on the NCAA Women's Golf Regional Ranking Committee from 2012-15.
"I look forward to working with the passionate student-athletes, talented coaches and support staff, campus community, alumni and supporters to uphold a rich tradition of excellence," said Noon.

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