Fairfield, CT – Executive Director of Athletics Don Cook has announced that Brent Noble will take control of Sacred Heart swimming as the program's new head coach. Noble served as an assistant coach for the men's and women's swim teams at Eastern Carolina, where he was an essential part of rejuvenating the ECU sprint program. Before Eastern Carolina he was the assistant men's swimming coach at Depauw University in Indiana in which he helped recruit the best freshman class in the program's history. He completed his undergrad at Eastern Illinois with a major in Exercise Science and will earn a Master of Science in Kinesiology from Indiana University this upcoming December.
"Brent comes to us with a rich swimming background," Cook commented. "He has extensive scientific understanding of training, competing and swimming techniques based on his graduate level studies at Indiana University. More important, his involvement with his swimmers academic lives ranked the ECU women's team second in the country in Division I, as well full team engagement in community service."
While at Eastern Carolina his Sprint group accounted for seven new school records, three new freshman records, five All-Conference selections, four NCAA Division I 'B' cuts, and 14 new individual times on the school's All-Time Top 10 list.
Noble was an Academic All-Conference swimmer in each of his four years at Eastern Illinois. Noble captained the team in his senior year and currently has two top-ten times at Eastern Illinois in the 200 individual medley and 400 individual medley.
"Brent's energy, experience and a reputation for developing intercollegiate swimmers made him a perfect fit for our women's swim program," said Cook.
Coach Noble and the Pioneers start their season on October 27 at Iona.