Mark W. Noll will be entering his fifth year as a coach at WI Academy.
Mark is also entering his ninth season as UD Head Women’s Basketball Coach after earning the position on May 1, 2007. Noll, a native of Colfax, Wis. is a 2000 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Stout in Menomonie, Wis., where he also served as the assistant women’s basketball coach for seven seasons. Noll has 18 years of coaching experience at all levels including collegiate, AAU, and youth levels. Noll guided the Spartans to their first ever regular season Iowa Conference title in 2014-15 and the Spartans seventh IIAC Tournament bid in his first eight seasons as head coach. The Spartans set a school record for the most Iowa Conference wins in school history (11) this season (201415) and set the overall wins school record (20). Noll coached the Spartans to an IIAC tournament championship appearance in 2013 and has produced 12 All-Iowa Conference selections (6 First Team, 6 Second Team, and 9 Honorable Mention).
Noll was also significant presence as the assistant coach for the UWStout women’s basketball program. He was a part of three consecutive Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) basketball championships, WIAC tournament championships, and two “Sweet 16” finishes in the NCAA Division III National Championships. The women’s team at Stout was been among the record attendance leaders in Division III during his tenure.
Mark Noll’s background also includes extensive experience as a personal instructor and club promoter for the Wisconsin Amateur Athletic Union from 1989-2002. He assisted in every facet of running the nationally known Great Lakes Shootout Basketball Series. He coached AAU teams to the national level with numerous Top 8 finishes at the National Championships and Junior Olympics.
He has coached over 100 players who went on to receive college scholarships, two Big Ten Freshman of the Year, two NCAA Kodak AllAmericans, the top 3 all-time leading scorers in high school for the state of Wisconsin, two USA Basketball Team members, and three WNBA players.
Brendan Armstrong has been a coach with Wisconsin Academy for 3 years. Brendan was a 4-year Varsity starter at Centaurus High School in Lafayette, Colorado, and was on multiple All-Conference teams. He played 5 years of AAU basketball in both California (where he grew up) and Colorado. He decided to start coaching because of his love for the game and desire to see young players grow into their potential. He is passionate about players learning how to win as a team, and he tries to model his teams after professional programs like the Spurs and Warriors.