Head Coach Mike Noonan will begin his eighth season at the helm of the Clemson men's soccer program in the fall of 2017. In his first seven seasons leading the Tigers, Noonan has brought the program back into the national spotlight. Clemson has reached the NCAA Tournament each of the past four years, including an NCAA Elite Eight berth in 2016 and a spot in the NCAA National Championship game in 2015, when the Tigers finished as the national runner-up. Noonan also led the program to an ACC Tournament Championship in 2014, and the team has reached the ACC Semifinals or better each of the past five years.
During his seven seasons at Clemson, Noonan has collected a 73-45-25 record, which includes a 31-5-8 record over the past two seasons. In his career spanning four different schools, Noonan has amassed 297 wins (297-161-66). The 297 wins put him in the top 20 of all active coaches in career wins, and the .630 career win percentage is in the top 30 among active coaches.
Over the past four seasons, eight of Noonan's players have been selected in the MLS SuperDraft, including a school-record four who were taken in the 2016 draft. Five former Tigers are currently on MLS rosters, while a total of 13 are playing in professional leagues across all levels.
Not only have Noonan's teams been successful on the field, but they have also seen incredible success in the classroom. The Tigers have broken team grade point average records in five consecutive semesters, including the spring of 2016 when they set not only the spring semester GPA record, but also the program's all-time GPA record, with a 3.50 cumulative team GPA. In the past seven seasons, Noonan has had 27 players named to the All-ACC Academic Team, including four or more in each of the past five years, and a record six in 2016.