Rayner Noble

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Rayner Noble
Rayner Noble.jpg
Rayner Noble at Cougar Field
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Annual salary $120,000
Biographical details
Born (1961-08-07) August 7, 1961 (age 55)
Crowell, Texas
Playing career
1980–1983 Houston Cougars
1983–1984 Daytona Beach Astros
1985–1986 Columbus Astros
1986–1987 Tucson Toros
Position(s) Pitcher
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1987–1990 Houston Cougars (Asst.)
1991–1994 Rice Owls (Asst.)
1994–2010 Houston Cougars
Head coaching record
Overall 526–388
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
C-USA Tournament (1997, 2000, 2008)
C-USA Championship (1999, 2000, 2002)
Awards
C-USA Coach of the Year (1999, 2000)
ABCA South Central Region Coach of the Year (2002)

James Rayner Noble (born August 7, 1961) is an American former baseball coach and player.

He last served as NCAA Division I college baseball head coach at the University of Houston. In 13 years of coaching Houston Cougars baseball, he is the winningest coach in Cougars history. Noble's coaching career record is 491–354 (.581).

A native Houstonian, Noble attended Spring Woods High School and holds both a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Houston.

From 1983 to 1987, Noble played Minor League Baseball in the Houston Astros organization.[1]

Noble wore one of the highest numbers in college baseball (#85, as opposed to his playing #9), which he said he wore to remind himself of becoming a Christian in 1985.[citation needed]

After suffering the first consecutive losing seasons of his career, Noble was fired on June 4, 2010.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Noble in 2008
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Houston Cougars (Southwest Conference) (1995–1996)
1995 Houston 26–29 6–18 7th
1996 Houston 29–28 9–15 t-6th
Houston Cougars (Conference USA) (1997–Present)
1997 Houston 40–23 19–8 2nd NCAA Regional
1998 Houston 34–25 21–6 2nd C-USA Tournament
1999 Houston 40–24 20–7 1st NCAA Regional
2000 Houston 48–18 21–4 1st NCAA Super Regional
2001 Houston 29–30 20–7 2nd NCAA Regional
2002 Houston 48–17 22–7 1st NCAA Super Regional
2003 Houston 37–30 18–12 4th NCAA Super Regional
2004 Houston 30–29 19–11 t-4th C-USA Tournament
2005 Houston 29–30 16–13 5th C-USA Tournament
2006 Houston 39–22 18–6 2nd NCAA Regional
2007 Houston 28–28 12–12 t-4th C-USA Tournament
2008 Houston 42–24 14–10 4th NCAA Regional
2009 Houston 27–30 13–11 3rd C-USA Tournament
2010 Houston 25–32 11–13 5th C-USA Tournament
Houston: 526–388 245–160
Total: 526–388

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rayner Noble". Baseball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-23. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Berman, Mark (2010-06-04). "Noble No Longer UH Baseball Coach". KRIV. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 

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