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Charles Warren Noe (November 13, 1924 – December 8, 2003) was an American college basketball coach and broadcaster.

Chuck Noe
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Noe from the 1964 Garnet & Black
Biographical details
Born(1924-11-13)November 13, 1924
Louisville, Kentucky
DiedDecember 8, 2003(2003-12-08) (aged 79)
Richmond, Virginia
Playing career
1948El Paso Texans
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1948–1949Virginia (assistant)
1950–1951Madison County HS
1951–1952Hopewell HS
1955–1962Virginia Tech
1962–1964South Carolina
1951Madison County HS
1950Madison County HS
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
Head coaching record
Overall241–160 (college basketball)
24–14 (college baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
SoCon regular season (1960)
SoCon Coach of the Year (1956, 1962)

Chuck Noe was a two-sport athlete at the University of Virginia, lettering in both basketball and baseball from 1944 to 1948. Following his collegiate career, Noe played briefly in the Boston Red Sox chain, but his career ended due to a severely dislocated ankle.[1]

Following the early end of his playing career, Noe turned to coaching. He was first an assistant basketball coach at his alma mater, the University of Virginia, in 1948–49. He then coached at the high school level in the state of Virginiafootball, basketball, and baseball at Madison County High School in 1950–51 and basketball at Hopewell High School in 1951–52.[2] Noe got his first college head coaching job in 1952 when he was named head coach at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI). Following three years at VMI, Noe moved to the same position at Virginia Tech.

At Virginia Tech, Noe had a successful seven-year stint. His teams went 109–51 and in the 1959–60 season won the Southern Conference regular season championship, beating out West Virginia and star guard Jerry West.[3] His contributions at Tech earned him a spot in the university's sports hall of fame.

In 1962, Noe moved to South Carolina where he accumulated a record of 15–21 in a year and a half. In 1970, Noe became head basketball coach and athletic director at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and led the program to NCAA Division I status. He went 95–42 in six years as head basketball coach at VCU. Following his career as a head coach, Noe became a sports radio host in Richmond, Virginia.[1]

He died on December 8, 2003 in Richmond.[4]

Head coaching recordEdit

College basketballEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
VMI Keydets (Southern Conference) (1952–1955)
1952–53 VMI 5–19 1–14 15th
1953–54 VMI 11–12 6–7 5th
1954–55 VMI 8–15 4–9 8th
VMI: 24–46 11–30
Virginia Tech Hokies (Southern Conference) (1955–1962)
1955–56 Virginia Tech 14–11 10–7 3rd
1956–57 Virginia Tech 14–8 12–5 3rd
1957–58 Virginia Tech 11–8 10–5 2nd
1958–59 Virginia Tech 16–5 10–2 2nd
1959–60 Virginia Tech 20–6 12–1 1st
1960–61 Virginia Tech 15–7 12–3 2nd
1961–62 Virginia Tech 19–6 9–3 2nd
Virginia Tech: 109–51 75–26
South Carolina Gamecocks (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1962–1964)
1962–63 South Carolina 9–15 4–10 T–6th
1963–64 South Carolina 6–6 3–3 4th
South Carolina: 15–21 7–13
VCU Rams (Independent) (1970–1976)
1970–71 VCU 15–9
1971–72 VCU 15–4
1972–73 VCU 15–5
1973–74 VCU 17–7
1974–75 VCU 17–8
1975–76 VCU 16–9
VCU: 95–42
Total: 241–160

      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


  1. ^ a b Chuck Noe Continues To Be Vital To UVa, accessed April 29, 2011
  2. ^ "Noe Will Coach Hopewell High". The News Leader. Staunton, Virginia. Associated Press. August 29, 1951. p. 1. Retrieved September 24, 2018 – via  .
  3. ^ Six named to Tech Hall of Fame, accessed April 29, 2011
  4. ^ AP Reports (December 11, 2003). "Chuck Noe, 79, college basketball coach". The Boston Globe. Retrieved April 29, 2011.

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