Michael Noszka has been named head basketball coach and mathematics teacher St. Xavier Athletic Director Brian Reinhart announced on Thursday, April 25.
Currently, Noszka is the head varsity boys basketball coach and a mathematics teacher at Wilmington High School.
"We are thrilled to have Michael Noszka as the fifth coach in nearly 70 years to lead the basketball program,” Reinhart said. “We are confident he will continue the standards and traditions that have been established for St. Xavier Basketball.”
“I am very excited for the opportunity to work for a great school like St. Xavier and coach the game that I love,” said Noszka. “The Long Blue Line is counting on us, as coaches, to help foster the growth of Men for Others. We will represent St. X in all we do every day. We will follow through. The winning will then take care of itself, it always does.”
Noszka attended Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, PA then furthered his education at Purdue University, where he earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Science.
From 1993 to 1998, he was a mathematics teacher and assistant basketball coach at Winamac City Schools and Lincoln High School, both in Indiana. In 1998, he joined Wabash High School as the head basketball coach and mathematics teacher and became a coach and lecturer for Five-Star Basketball through Robert Morris College. In 2005, Noszka accepted the position as the head varsity boys basketball coach and mathematics teacher with Wilmington High School in Wilmington, Ohio. He coached teams that appeared once in the final four and have been the 2016 Southwest Regional Champions, two-time District Champions, five-time Sectional Champions and nine-time Conference Champions.
Coach Noszka has coached both the 2015 Ohio South All-Star Team and the 2016 Ohio Kentucky All Star Game. He was the 2016 Cincinnati Hall of Fame Ohio Coach of the Year, the 2009 District 15 Coach of the Year, 2008 Southwest Ohio District Coach of the Year, 2008 District 15 Coach of the Year, 2004 Wabash County Coach of the Year and he was the Conference Coach of the Year in 2006, 2008-2010, 2013-16 and 2018. He was also the 2009 Clinton County Leadership Educator of the Year for secondary schools. He is the owner and operator of Ohio Basketball Factory currently in Wilmington.
Noszka, his wife Kellie, daughter Taylor and son Michael are all looking forward to joining the St. Xavier community.
Coach Noszka will lead several basketball camps this summer for 3rd-8th graders at St. X. More information and registration can be found at: www.stxsportscamps.com
Michael Noszka- Career Timeline
2005-present: Wilmington High School (Ohio)
1998-2005: Wabash High School (Indiana)
Assistant Coaching Career
1997-1998: Cambridge City Lincoln High School (Indiana)
1993-1997: Winamac Community Schools (Indiana)
- Nine Conference Championships, Nine County Championships, Five Sectional Championships
- Two District Championships, One Regional Championship, One Final Four Appearance
- 2016 Ohio All-Star Team Head Coach
- 2016 Cincinnati Hall of Fame Ohio Coach of the Year
- 2015 North/South All-Star Game, Head Coach Division
- 2009 Clinton County Leadership Educator of the Year (Secondary Schools)
- 2009 District 15 Coach of the Year
- 2008 Southwest Ohio District Coach of the Year
- 2008 District 15 Coach of the Year
- Conference Coach of the Year (2006, 2008-2010, 2013-2015 and 2018)
- 2004 Wabash County Coach of the Year
- 2003 Five-Star Basketball All-Star Coach