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August 20, 2013

Noonan takes over at Triton

BYFIELD — After going 2-18 last winter, the Triton girls basketball team could use some help to turn things around. A man with some experience in such matters recently answered the call.

“Running an organization is running an organization,” said Triton’s new coach, Charlie Noonan. “And I’ve learned so much from coaching kids that I apply it to business and vice versa.”

The president of a Billerica direct marketing company, Boston Color Graphics, Noonan, 60, moved to Newburyport last year.

“I had sent a couple of letters out to a number of (athletic directors),” said Noonan. “And I sent one to (Triton athletic director) Donna Andersen, and she was kind enough to respond and bring me in for an interview. Coincidentally, we played an AAU game at Triton, having never been to Byfield before. And a month later, I was interviewing there.”

Anderson liked what she saw in Noonan and had good reason to. The Rhode Island native brings 15 years of coaching experience to the table.

Noonan played the role of women’s head coach at Anna Maria College for two years. He then moved on to become the girls head coach at Ayer High School for five seasons, leading the program to its first Mid-Wachusett title in 2007. He was named The Lowell Sun’s coach of the year in the process.

Noonan then moved on to the Bromfield School, where he led the Trojan men’s team to the state tournament final four, becoming the Mass Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2008. Currently he coaches the Mass Lady Sun Devils AAU team.

“They were looking for someone to reorganize the entire program,” Noonan said of Triton. “I bought (Boston Color Graphics) a year out of bankruptcy. We reorganized it, we reorganized Ayer, we reorganized Anna Maria College. So I’ve done this a couple of times. It’s staff most importantly, the coaching staff. It’s getting along with the parents. All of this stuff doesn’t change a whole lot between (college) and high school.”

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