Luke LeNoble, Director of Communications, is in his sixth year at Marquette University. LeNoble is the primary publicity officer for the Golden Eagles' NCAA Division I men's soccer, men's lacrosse and men's golf teams, while assisting with communications efforts for MU's nationally recognized men's basketball program.
He also oversees the department's popular social media platforms, developing strategies for fan engagement, and produces multimedia and written content for GoMarquette.com. Under his tenure, LeNoble has seen the Marquette Athletics main Facebook and Twitter accounts grow to tens of thousands of followers and GoMarquette.com set annual records in 2012-13 with over 4.8 million page views and an average of nearly 90,000 unique visitors per month.
In 2010, LeNoble served as media coordinator for the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship (first and second rounds) in Milwaukee, Wis. (LeNoble has again been named media coordinator for 2014 when "March Madness" returns to the BMO Harris Bradley Center). He has also been a member of the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship media relations/official scoring staff since 2005.
Originally from Kimberly, Wis., LeNoble graduated from Edgewood College where he was a four-year starting infielder on the varsity baseball team, finishing his playing career as the school's all-time hits leader. He then worked as media relations coordinator at East Tennessee State University, serving as the primary media contact for women's basketball, softball and volleyball from 2002 until spring 2004.
Additionally while at ETSU, LeNoble was statistician for football and men's basketball and helped cover men's tennis, women's soccer, track & field, and baseball, and assisted with the introduction of the in-house Buccaneer Sports Network.
LeNoble returned to Madison, Wis., to spend the next three years as sports information director at his alma mater, becoming the first full-time SID at Edgewood College in March 2004. There, he helped launch EdgewoodCollegeEagles.com, negotiated the school's first-ever corporate sponsorship agreements in athletics and the first radio broadcast contract for men's and women's basketball.
His efforts at Edgewood College also included spearheading a new athletics branding initiative which included the creation and implementation of a new athletics logo. In addition, he helped establish the Sports Marketing Association, a recognized student organization devoted to promoting campus athletic events. LeNoble was chair of the Northern Athletics Conference Sports Information Directors Committee from 2006-07, the first two years of the conference.
An avid baseball fan, LeNoble served as director of media for the Johnson City Cardinals, Appalachian League affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, for two summers while working at ETSU.
Other work or volunteer experience includes: 2010 PGA Championship, Frozen Four NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship (2006), ESPN Great Outdoor Games (2005), NASCAR Sharpie 500 and Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway (2003), Southern Conference Women's Volleyball Championship (2003) and Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boy's State Soccer Championship (2001).
LeNoble has worked in collegiate athletics for over a decade and during that time has nominated numerous student-athletes whom have been honored as All-Americans and Academic All-Americans. In 2009, he successfully nominated Marquette University golfer Mike Van Sickle for the Byron Nelson Award.
In addition traveling across the country with the Golden Eagles and watching his beloved Green Bay Packers, LeNoble enjoys watching a variety of sports, including soccer; namely, the U.S. Men's National Team, Real Madrid and any English Premier League match.