Trinity's Noone Selected To Participate In NCAA Women Coaches Academy
Hartford, Conn., June 5, 2009 - Trinity College head men's and women's swimming and diving coach Kristen Noone (West Hartford, Conn.) has been selected to participate in the NCAA Women Coaches Academy (WCA). The conference will take place at the Dolce Conference Center in Atlanta, Ga. from June 6-10. In 2002, the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics supported an initiative to train, support and retain women coaches. That was the start of the WCA.
The WCA provides skills training for coaches at all levels to assist them in being more efficient, productive, resourceful and successful. The academy is designed for women coaches who are ready and willing to increase their individual effectiveness by learning advanced skills and strategies that directly affect their personal and team success. The WCA is designed to give coaches the opportunity to understand their expanding role as a coach, along with perspectives and skills to help them make the most of their situation.
Noone recently completed her ninth season as the head coach of the Trinity swimming and diving teams. She began her time at Trinity as an assistant with both programs in 1999-00. Noone possesses a wealth of coaching and competitive swimming experience and has coached some of the top student-athletes at Trinity. Her teams have consistently earned the College Swimming Coaches Association Academic All American Team Award. Several swimmers and divers earn NESCAC All-Academic honors each season as well. For the past several years, Noone has also coached age group swimmers at the Cardinal Swim Camp.
Noone competed as a distance freestyler and backstroker at Boston College, where she earned her bachelor's degree in 1989. A four-year letterwinner and captain in her senior year, she was a Big East Conference and New England Championships qualifier all four years. She earned all-conference and all-academic honors during her collegiate career. Noone earned her master's degree at Trinity College in 2007.