|Position:||Defensive Line Coach|
Recruiting Areas: Delaware, Georgia, New Jersey (Southern), Pennsylvania (Eastern)
Charlie Noonan is in his fourth season on the Holy Cross coaching staff in 2018, serving as the defensive line coach. During the 2015 and 2016 campaigns, he coached defensive end Dewayne Cameron, who was named first team All-Patriot League twice and first team All-New England once. In addition, defensive end Ryan Smith led the Patriot League with 12 sacks in 2016.
Noonan joined the Crusaders after spending the previous two seasons on the staff at Rutgers. During the 2013 and 2014 campaigns, Noonan served as a graduate assistant coach at Rutgers, working with the rush defensive ends. In 2014, he mentored Kemoko Turay, who led the team with 7.5 sacks and was named honorable mention All-Big Ten and a second team Freshman All-American. In 2013, Noonan helped Darius Hamilton pick up a team-leading 11.5 tackles for loss while earning third team All-American Athletic Conference honors from Phil Steele. Anchored by the line, the Rutgers defense allowed 100.8 yards rushing per game in 2013, the fourth-best average in the nation. In addition, Marcus Thompson signed an NFL contract with the Miami Dolphins following the 2013 season.
Prior to his time at Rutgers, Noonan spent one season as the defensive line coach at Division III Thiel College (Pa.) in 2012. Three of his players earned All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference honors, as the Tomcats ranked first in the league in sacks and rushing defense and second in tackles for loss and total defense. Noonan started his coaching career in 2011 as a volunteer assistant coach with the defense at the Haverford School (Pa.).
Noonan is a 2010 graduate of Rutgers with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He earned four letters from the Scarlet Knights from 2006-2010 and was elected as a team captain his senior year. Noonan was a two-year starter along the defensive line, playing in 48 career games and making 72 total tackles.