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 17 Colby skiers - 10 men and seven women - qualify for the NCAA Skiing Championships in his first seven years with the Mules. The Colby women had a full team of three and finished sixth in the country in the 2014 national meet.
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. The Mules had a full men's team of three skiers at the 2013 event.
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 currently resides in Augusta, Maine, with his wife, Erin, and sons Anderson, Nolan, and Davis.
Alex Leich, a 2013 graduate of St. Lawrence University, is in his second year as an assistant coach for the Colby alpine ski programs in the 2014-15 academic year.
Leich helped four Colby skiers make the NCAA tourney a year ago.
Leich was the president of the St. Lawrence Ski Club during the 2012-13 academic year. He and the team skied in United States Collegiate Ski Association (USCSA) competition.
Leich was a part-time ski coach for the Mount Washington Valley Ski Team for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. He also worked as a coach for the Peak Performance Ski Camp in fall 2012 in Cooper, Colo.
A Geology major at St. Lawrence, Leich worked on a trail crew for the U.S. Forest Service during the summers of 2012 and 2013. He helped build and maintain skiing, hiking, and snowmobile trails in the White Mountain National Forest.