Coach Noone has been coaching in the Bishop Ireton Tennis program since 2012. He has been head Varsity coach of the boys program since 2013, and is entering his second year as Varsity girls coach this Fall. He had been head coach of the JV programs of both from 2013-2019.
Coach Noone graduated from Archbishop Carroll HS in Washington DC. He won the WCAC singles and doubles championship his junior year. His senior year he repeated as WCAC doubles champion. Upon receiving a tennis scholarship to Marshall University in Huntington, WV, he played #1 singles and doubles for the Thundering Herd from his sophomore through his senior years. He was team captain his last two years.
I began my coaching career as head coach for middle school tennis for St. Mary's of Old Towne many years ago. I currently am Professional Tennis Registry certified, and have taught in and supervised the City of Alexandria's summer tennis programs. I have been working in the tennis department of Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, MD since 2016.
Tennis is almost unique in that it has both an individual and team component. I love watching and helping players develop their potential, perhaps beyond what they thought was possible; while being a part of something bigger than themselves. In a sport in which players are their own referees and call their own lines, the Bishop Ireton program has earned a reputation as being known for their sportsmanship and fairness, while competing to the last point. It has been said that tennis does not build character, but reveals it. Each of my teams is special to me, and each one is a credit to their school and community; on and off the court.
I am only interested in building a tennis program that is sustainable over the years, not a tennis team that every once in a while is good. You build from the ground up, as a home with a strong foundation, with freshmen primarily, and bring them along as they improve. .
I hope one day to see a team of Cardinals lifting a WCAC trophy over their heads. I honestly believe it is possible. That is why I coach.