Chris Noone enters his second season as a volunteer assistant coach with men's varsity.
Noone began rowing at Saint John's High School in Shrewsbury, MA and later was a USRowing Academic All-American rower at Holy Cross, graduating in 1994. He rowed in some of the most successful boats in Holy Cross history, including boats that earned bronze medals at the Head of the Charles and Head of the Connecticut Regattas during the fall of his senior year. Additionally, he was a silver medalist at the New England Rowing Championships and a bronze medalist at the inaugural Champion International Collegiate Regatta (now known as the ECAC Invitational Regatta). He capped his collegiate career by sitting in stroke seat of the men's lightweight eight that finished 7th at the IRA National Championships. After graduation, Chris participated in the USRowing Lightweight developmental rowing camp, earning a silver medal at the 1994 US National Championship.
Head coach Todd Pearson cites Noone's intensity as a rower as a major asset to the current team. "Chris was a role model for my era of rowers at Holy Cross. His competitive drive is legendary among the men's team. He has not lost any of that fire in the transition from rower to coach and this is a real asset for our progam," said Pearson.
Noone lives in Shrewsbury, Mass. where he owns and operates his own landscaping business.