Skip Noon is in his 22nd year as Director of Athletics at Wisconsin Lutheran College. He is currently the longest-tenured Director of Athletics in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference.
Under Noon's leadership, WLC Athletics has undergone major changes, including two major renovations to the Recreation Complex, Neumann Family Fields, and the addition of the Outdoor Athletic Center. Noon played an integral role in adding 11 sports during his tenure as WLC's Director of Athletics.
The Warriors have won 23 conference championships and have advanced to the NCAA Tournament 16 times since Noon's appointment. WLC's women's basketball team has advanced to the NCAA Tournament a department-best 10 times, while men's golf (2015, 2016, 2017), men's tennis (2014), women's tennis (2012), and men's basketball (2006) have also reached the postseason.
In his 25 seasons (1992-2017) as head men's basketball coach, Noon collected 318 career coaching victories and led Wisconsin Lutheran to a 206-176 record in conference games. The second-longest tenured coach in the state of Wisconsin, Noon won more games than any coach in program history and ranked third among winningest active coaches in the NACC at the time of his retirement from coaching.
A five-time conference Coach of the Year, Noon led the Warriors to six conference championships, two NAIA Tournament appearances (1996, 1997), and the program's first NCAA Tournament appearance (2006). Thirteen of WLC's 20 1,000-point scorers played under Noon. He has also mentored two All-Americans, seven conference Players of the Year, and 71 all-conference performers. Seven of Noon's former players are also enshrined into WLC's Athletics Hall of Fame.
Noon came to Wisconsin Lutheran in the fall of 1992 as the men's basketball coach and associate athletic director. Prior to his arrival, Noon worked for nearly six years at Michigan Lutheran High School (St. Joseph, Mich.) beginning in 1987. There he taught in the math and business departments. He also coached boys' basketball in the winter, girls' basketball in the fall, and track & field in the spring.
In 1986, Noon graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. He was a cornerback in football and a forward in basketball, earning all-conference honors in both sports. In track & field, he ran the 200m and 400m, and competed as a high jumper.
Noon, who is finishing up his master's degree from the United States Sports Academy, was born in Tucson, Arizona. He and his wife, Amy, currently live in Menomonee Falls with their daughter, Miranda, and dog, Izzie.