First year BGSU men’s basketball head coach Michael Huger has finalized his staff with the additions of Kevin Noon and Ryan Kardok. Noon will serve as the Director of Basketball Operations for the Falcons, while Kardok will be the Video Coordinator for the men’s basketball program.
Noon comes to Bowling Green after one season as the Director of Basketball Operations at Rider University in 2014-15. A 2012 Rider graduate and former member of the Broncs’ basketball team, Noon went back to his alma mater after working at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and the University of Miami.
In his one year at Rider, the Broncs went 21-12 overall to tie the school record for the most wins in a single season. Rider also went 15-5 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play to finish in second-place overall in the regular season standings after being picked to place seventh in the preseason poll. The 15 conference wins were the most ever for the Broncs in their 18 seasons in the MAAC.
Prior to returning to his alma mater, Noon served as the Director of Basketball Operations at UMBC in 2013-14. There, Noon helped the Retrievers have their finest season in five years.
Upon graduation from Rider in 2012, Noon was a graduate assistant coach with the University of Miami Hurricanes, helping that team experience its most successful season ever as both ACC Regular Season and Tournament Champions. During the 2012-13 season, the Hurricanes were ranked as high as No. 2 in the country and reached the NCAA Sweet 16 as the No. 2 seed in the East Region. The Hurricanes won a school-record 29 games, which included 15 conference victories.
At Miami, Noon worked under National Coach of the Year Jim Larrañaga and with Coach Huger, where his duties included opponent scouting, player development and statistical analysis.
Noon played collegiately at Rider where he walked on to the team as a senior after serving as a team manager for three seasons. Following his senior year, in which he posted the highest GPA in the MAAC, Noon was awarded the Richard H. Bubacz Award for leadership, sportsmanship, and scholarship. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rider in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in English writing.
He is also currently working towards his master’s degree in sports management at Old Dominion University.
“I would like to welcome Kevin Noon to our Bowling Green family,” Coach Huger stated. “Kevin is a tremendous worker with lots of enthusiasm. Kevin will take care of all our team travel, camps and scheduling.”
As the Video Coordinator, Kardok will be in charge of the editing and exchange of both highlight and game files, as well as the filming of daily practices and games.
Prior to coming to BGSU, Kardok was a graduate assistant coach at the University of Miami for two years, 2013-15, where he worked under Coach Larrañaga and with Coach Huger.
Kardok helped Miami advance to the 2015 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) Championship Game at Madison Square Garden and to an overall record of 25-13, with the 25 wins being the second most all-time in school history. On the season, the Canes defeated three nationally ranked top 25 teams – at No. 8/7 Florida, vs. No. 24/25 Illinois and at No. 4/4 Duke – with two of those wins over ranked opponents coming on the road for the first time since 1998-99. With the Canes’ win over Duke, the eventual 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Champions, Miami snapped Duke’s home winning streak at 41 games, what was the longest active streak in NCAA Division I history at the time, and the Blue Devils’ ACC home game winning streak at 19. The Canes also ended Florida’s streak of consecutive home wins at 33 straight victories, which was the longest streak in the Gators’ history.
The Parkland, Florida native, played for two seasons at the University of South Florida from 2008-10 where he earned a spot on the team as a walk-on after playing two years at Broward Community College from 2006-08.
Kardok, who averaged 17.0 points and 6.0 assists per game as a senior at Stoneman Douglas High School, graduated in 2010 with a degree in finance from USF. He also has a master’s degree in liberal studies from Miami.
“Ryan Kardok is a very efficient worker. He will do a great job with our video program at Bowling Green,” continued Coach Huger.
The two new additions, along with assistant coaches in Louis Rowe, Anthony Stacey and Mike Summey, complete Coach Huger’s staff.