Danny Noyes '02email: email@example.com
"Colby is a special place to extend yourself not only within academic endeavors, but athletic ones as well," reflects Noyes. "The Alpine program has a strong history of competitiveness and performance, and I feel we have taken it a step further in recent years to establish ourselves on the hill. Colby has made a mark at the National level and will strive to further that mark in the coming years. We have the talent to be competitive and win podium positions at EISA carnivals, and we hope to attract those motivated and gifted athletes who want to make a difference and have their impact felt."
Noyes has had 12 Colby skiers - eight men and four women - qualify for the NCAA Skiing Championships in his first five years with the Mules. Vincent Lebrun-Fortin '11 earned All-America honors in both the slalom and giant slalom in the 2008 season, while Josh Kernan '10 earned All-America honors in both events in 2009. Lebrun-Fortin also earned two other All-America honors in 2009 and 2010 in the slalom. Kernan picked up his third national honor in the slalom in 2010.
Prior to coming to Mayflower hill as the Head Coach of the Alpine program, Noyes was the head coach of the alpine ski teams at Colby-Sawyer College for two years. He also had assistant coaching stints at St. Lawrence University and his two years ('01-'02, '02-'03) with the Mules. As an assistant under previous coach Mark Godomsky, Noyes worked with Colby All-American skiers Warner Nickerson, Rob Saunders, Jenny Lathrop, and National Champion Abbi Lathrop.
In addition to previous coaching duties, Noyes served as president of the USCSA’s MacConnell Division for two years while he was at Colby-Sawyer. He also holds referee and alpine official certification for the United States Ski Association.
Noyes had an outstanding athletic career at Colby. He was the men’s Millett Award winner, given to the senior who has contributed the most to Colby athletics in their four years. The same award was recently given to Alpine skiers Josh Kernan '10 and Vince Lebrun-Fortin '11. Noyes still holds football career receiving records for yards in a game (209), season (977) and career (2,466). His 65 catches in 2001, 164 career receptions, and 80-yd run fromscrimmage are also school records. Noyes earned first team honors from the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and the New England Football Writers after his junior and senior seasons.
Danny currrently resides in Augusta, Maine, with his wife, Erin, and sons Anderson, Nolan, and Davis.
Ben Manter, an NCAA Division I All-American skier at Bates College, is in his first year as assistant coach in the 2012-13 season.
Manter, who will work under Colby head coach Danny Noyes, was a two-time competitor at the NCAA Skiing Championships and earned All-American honors after placing 10th in the slalom in 2010. He became the third Bobcat men's skier to earn an All-American honor in program history.
"We are very fortunate to have Ben with us this year. Not only will he bring experience and accountability from his own successes within this challenging sport, but he is a hard worker who has his sights set on the pinnacle achievement in ski racing," Noyes said. "Ben joins in the journey of every dedicated member of the Colby alpine ski team, and he continues the legacy of dedicated coaches here at Colby.”
A biology major and a 2011 graduate of Bates, Manter was a two-year captain and started every ski race in his four years. He earned the Loyd Lux
Award, given to one individual on the Bates ski team for his/her strong leadership. Manter was one of eight varsity student-athletes honored with the Senior Citation Award for a strong athletic career while attending Bates.
Manter is a 2006 graduate of Carrabassett Valley Academy and is a Vassalboro, Maine, native.