Coach of the Year
- School: Clovis
- Qualifications: Central Section championship-winning coach for the sixth time in 21 seasons when top-seeded Cougars – behind freshman Danielle Lung’s no-hitter – beat Tri-River Athletic Conference rival and second-seeded Central 2-0 for the Division I title. Clovis won its final nine games, including a 2-0 defeat of Bullard in the semifinals and a 4-1 victory over Liberty-Bakersfield in the quarterfinals. The TRAC champion Cougars – who featured five four-year varsity players in Mackenzie Emmett, Cayla Broussard, Kennedy Diaz, Lyndsay Hathaway and Cameryn Reichle – finished 33-6 overall and ranked No. 17 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports. They were ranked No. 8 in the state and No. 22 nationally by Maxpreps. Noel also led Clovis to section titles in 2007, 2003, 2000, 1997 and 1996. He has a career record of 559-174-5, according to section historian Bob Barnett.