Paris Junior College
4:34 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

New soccer coach hired to launch inaugural program at PJC

PARIS - Paris Junior College has a soccer program, and Lance Noble has been selected to coach both men’s and women’s teams beginning July 6.

Noble is currently is an adjunct faculty member at Northwest Vista College in San Antonio where he has taught kinesiology since 2008. Recently, he has also been the Director of Coaching and Player Development for the Alamo City Youth Soccer Organization, which has over 1,500 players and 28 travel/competitive teams.

“We had an outstanding pool of applicants to start our soccer program and Coach Noble was selected as the most qualified candidate,” said PJC President, Dr. Pam Anglin. “I believe he will bring a level of expertise that will help our program get off to a great start.”

Noble was the head coach and general manager for a minor league indoor team, Alamo SC. The team played in the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL), a national league consisting of more than 70 teams. In 2008-2009 Alamo SC finished the regular season ranked first in the nation and in 2009-2010 they finished with a national ranking of fourth.

The PJC Board voted to add soccer to their athletic lineup in late February in an effort to attract more students and bring Noyes Stadium, which has been sitting idle, back to life. Open tryouts for the men’s and women’s teams are planned for July 14 and July 28. Check the PJC website for updates at www.parisjc.edu.