The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Meet Your Neighbor

by Jenna Clayton, Quill Reporter

Meet your neighbor Troy Noble, born and raised in Covington, IN. A small town in west central Indiana, right on the Indiana/Illinois border, not much different from many small towns in our area.

He was raised in a hard-working, blue-collar family. "When we weren't playing sports, we were working." says Noble.

Noble graduated from Covington High and went on to Danville Area Community College with a basketball scholarship and acquired his Associates degree. He then transferred to MacMurray College, in Jacksonville, where he was the captain of the basketball team. He was the first in his family to graduate from high school and college.

Noble is extremely proud of his accomplishments with the MacMurray Highlanders. His senior year was his most successful. He was the basketball team captain and led his team in 3 point percentage and 3 point attempts. Other honors he received were 1st team all St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference(SLIAC) and 1992-93 SLIAC Tourney MVP. His team set the record for most wins in a season with 20 and most consecutive wins in a season with 11.

Noble's involvement in athletics led him to his current job as Athletic Director at Illini West High School. He is also the head boys basketball coach and In School Suspension (ISS) supervisor.

He has previously been involved in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. He is currently a member of the Illinois Athletic Directors Association(IADA).

Some of Noble's hobbies include mowing the lawn, washing the car, and collecting antique radios.

He is happily married to his wife, Stephanie who has a teaching job in Hamilton. They currently don't have any children but Noble said, "when football season is over I'll have 35 kids."