Laramie County Community College’s Director of Athletics/Campus Recreation, Scott Noble, is leaving the Golden Eagles as he has accepted the position as Director of Athletics at Western New Mexico University, it was announced Monday.
“My wife Debbie and I are very thankful for this opportunity to be a part of Grant County and Mustang Nation,” Noble said in a news release issued by WNMU.
Noble has served at LCCC over the past three years, and was recognized by WNMU’s President Dr. Joseph Shepard for “meeting challenges that yield outstanding results.” Shepard said that he believes Noble presents leadership that will bring success to WNMU athletics.
The Golden Eagles have exemplified successful seasons under Noble’s direction, and he has made changes both on and off the court. After 30 years of absence, Noble brought back women’s basketball in 2016 and started the Golden Eagle Network with a local radio station to broadcast and stream volleyball and basketball games live.
In 1982, Noble attended Dodge City Community College and transferred to Western Illinois University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education. Noble then went on to earn his master’s degree in physical education/sports administration when he accepted a graduate assistantship with Eastern Illinois University.
Over the years, Noble has pursued multiple careers in athletics. He coached at Independence Community College in Kansas and served as the assistant athletic director of Facilities and Operations at Wichita State University. Noble was also hired by ATG Sports Industries as the project manager for the Wichita branch, specializing in athletic facility design/build projects and sport surfaces.
To spend more time with his family and watch his kids participate in high school activities, Noble took a break from college athletics and served as director of athletics and football coach at Rawlins County High School in Kansas. In 2010, Noble accepted a position as director of athletics at Cheyenne South.
During his time in Wyoming, Noble was named president of the Wyoming High School Activity Association’s Southeast Region. He was also elected vice president of the Wyoming Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association in 2013, and he was nominated for Athletic Director of the Year in 2014.
In 2016, Noble ran for Laramie County School District 1 school board but was not elected.
Noble will be replacing Mark Coleman, who had been a part of WNMU athletics for the past 14 years. Noble will begin his duties as director of athletics at WNMU on Feb. 2.